Cabeza de Vaca: How did he survive?

by Zayne Clark

Introduction

You'll soon discover why Cabeza de Vaca survived many dangers. There was a time when Cabeza de Vaca was trying to make a fire . Armed strangers came up and demanded Cabeza drop his flint and food. I was surprised that Cabeza de Vaca survived the hot and cold temperatures in the desert. How did Head of Cow survive from 1528 to 1536? Cabeza de Vaca survived because he had great respect for the Native Americans, he was a successful healer he was able to survive in the wilderness.


It's incredible that Cabeza de Vaca had so much respect for the Native Americans . The Head of Cow survived many dangers or challenges because Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca had so much respect for the Native Americans . Cabeza de Vaca became friends with the Native Americans and became a trader for them. (Doc.B) Head of Cow learned about six languages and also sign language in order to communicate with different tribes.(DOC.B) Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca showed respect for the Native Americans and in return they helped him find the Spanish settlement .(DOC.D) Cabeza de Vaca gave to the Native Americans and they trusted him.(DOC.D)To sum it up Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca respected the Indians and they helped Head of Cow pull through challenging events that helped him survive.


Without a doubt Cabeza de Vaca had incredible survival wilderness skills. Cabeza survived eight years because of his great survival skills. Head of Cow crossed a desert on foot during his trek across Texas and Mexico.(DOC.A) Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca helped build rafts which brought him from Florida to Galveston, Texas.(DOC.A) Head of Cow traveled around the Sierra Madre Mountains in order to find a Spanish settlement.(DOC.A) In conclusion Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca's survival wilderness skills helped him stay alive eight years in the wilderness.


It's unbelievable that Cabeza de Vaca had great success as a healer. Head of Cow healed a Indian that was injured above the heart. Trying to escaping became easier because many Indians looked up to him.(DOC.C) The Indians that held him captive trusted him and thought he was a great healer.(DOC.C) Finally Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca was a successful healer that helped Cabeza because Indians could help him survive.


Based on what I know Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca traveled eight years because of his great skills. How did the explorer from Spain remain alive from 1526-1538 which is eight years? Do you think Cabeza de Vaca had to have some luck along the way? Cabeza couldn't have died because his body could handle extreme temperatures, low food and water.