FLOR500, Garden 208 Alvar Nuñez Cabeza de Vaca, Spanish Explorer (ca. 1490–ca. 1557) Cabeza de Vaca was a Spanish explorer who traveled with the Pánfilo de Narváez expedition. The expedition landed with 300 men in the Tampa Bay area in 1528. It proved a disaster. The Spaniards suffered from disease, hunger, and Indian attacks. Cabeza de Vaca was one of only four survivors who walked back to Mexico, arriving eight years after the expedition began, in 1536. After he returned to Spain in 1537, he published an account of his travels.
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Alvar Nuñez Cabeza de Vaca, Spanish Explorer

(ca. 1490–ca. 1557)

Cabeza de Vaca was a Spanish explorer who traveled with the Pánfilo de Narváez expedition. The expedition landed with 300 men in the Tampa Bay area in 1528. It proved a disaster. The Spaniards suffered from disease, hunger, and Indian attacks. Cabeza de Vaca was one of only four survivors who walked back to Mexico, arriving eight years after the expedition began, in 1536. After he returned to Spain in 1537, he published an account of his travels. 





















































































































































 

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