Cabeza deVaca!

how did he survive?

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Eating spiders and roots? Cabeza ate it! Carrying fresh water in hollowed out horse legs? Cabeza DRANK it! Stuck on an island you know NOTHING about?

His story...

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Spring of 1527, 5 spanish ships left port of Seville, Spain. 800 men on board. Leading this great journey, was a man who went by the name as Narveaz. Onto that journey was Cabeza de Vaca. He was a 37 year old military veteran. On this journey he was posting as the treasurer. They set off-- headed for the Gulf of Mexico. They were headed here to hunt for gold, & build establishments. But! Due to heavy currents, they got set off=vourse and landed in Modern day Tampa Bay Florida. Knowing nothing about this island, they had to carry all their water in horse legs. You might be wondering what they did with the rest of the horse. To them at the time, it was a feast! Yes! You heard me! They ate their own horses legs! Disgusting right?! Well, Narveaz was totally confused. He ordered the to MELT their tools. (all of them!) They melted them to create rafts and they set out to find a new island. Only 3 or 4 rafts made it. Narveaz and a few other rafts drowned. The rafts that survived, landed in Galeston Island. 200 men were in those 3 or 4 rafts. in a few days, 200 went to 80. In a month or two, 80-18. In exactly a year, only 4 men remained. One of those 4 men, was Cabeza. You might be wondering ''HOW DID CABEZA SURVIVE?" YOUR 'BOUT TO FIND OUT!

Wilderness Skills!

The most involved reason the spanish conquistedor survived was because of his mad wilderness skills. He needed this skill because, he needed to know how to start fires, make tools, and build shelter. He also needed this skill because he needed to know what mushrooms, bugs and plants are not poison.

Medical Skills!

Second most involved in the survival of this explorer was Medical skills. Did you know he performed surgery on an indian? He used flint to create stitches. The indian in need of help had an arrow lodged above his heart.

Native American Relationships,

Least involved in this thrivers survival, was relationships with N.A. . According to the mircaculous surgery...(medical paragraph) Cabeza gained trust with the indians and the treated him like a god. They trusted him enough that they let him trade with other indian groups.

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You just learned the top 3 ways how Cabeza survived! 1. Wilderness skills 2. Medical skills & 3. N.A. Relationships!

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