Cabeza de Vaca

Ca·be·za de Va·ca

 (kə-bā′zə də vä′kə, kä-vĕ′thä thĕ vä′kä), Álvar Núñez 1490?-1557?
Spanish explorer and colonial administrator who explored parts of present-day Florida, Texas, and Mexico and aroused Spain's interest in the region with his vivid stories of opportunities.

Ca•be•za de Va•ca

(kəˈbeɪ zɑ də ˈvɑ kɑ)
n.
Álvar Núñez, c1490–1557?, Spanish explorer in the Americas.
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Guillermo Weickert and Maria Cabeza de Vaca will create a dance performance that draws inspiration from the Great Orme's past.
Tras una breve introduccion del contexto historico y cultural que rodeaba tanto a Cristobal Colon como a Cabeza de Vaca, se considerara como se produce la nocion de este 'problema' frente a la nueva realidad que se presentaba a los ojos europeos.
By July 1536, eight years later, Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca (c.
Camilo Jose Cela, Spain) compares the perceptions and preconceptions of the Americas displayed in Naugragios, by 16th-century Spanish conquistador Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca, and Of Plymouth Plantation, by the 17th-century Pilgrim leader William Bradford.
Les membres de l'expedition perirent tous soit noyes, soit affames, soit tues par les aborigenes sauf Estevanico, Andres Dorantes de Carranza, Eulvar NuEez Cabeza de Vaca et Alonso del Castillo Maldonado.
Stanley and Simmons, along with Rock & Brews co-founding partners restaurateur-hotelier Michael Zislis and veteran concert promoter Dave Furano, have teamed up with Los Cabos' restaurateurs Jessica Moreira, Rodrigo Cabeza De Vaca, and Sergio Martinez, and developers Alfredo Gadsden, Gabriel Gadsden and Mario Gadsden for the opening.
Thanks to the explorations of Spanish explorers Lucas Vasquez de Ayllon, Alvar Nflfiez Cabeza de Vaca, and narratives provided by English navigators such as Arthur Barlowe, historians have some familiarity with the peripheries of the early North American southeast.
2) Ava Ford, 11, paints a life-size portrait of Spanish explorer Cabeza De Vaca at the Fitchburg Arts Academy for the fifth-grade exhibition at the Fitchburg Art Museum.
In chronological order--beginning with Hispanic colonial writers (Las Casas, Cabeza de Vaca, El Inca Garcilaso, and eleven others) and ending with the most contemporary writers (such as Junot Diaz and Mariposa)--are the essential works of Latino literature in all genres.
It wasn't until I began my re-education campaign that I realized how much of North America the Spanish had invaded, too," among them Juan Ponce de Lon in Florida; Alvar N[+ or -]ez Cabeza de Vaca along the north coast of the Gulf of Mexico and west through Texas; and Francisco V[sz]squez de Coronado, who journeyed north out of present-day Mexico into Arizona and New Mexico, "at the head of the only European army ever to invade the U.
HISTORY - By the time 16th-century Spanish explorer Cabeza de Vaca crossed North America, he had lost most of his men--but picked up groups of native peoples.
1) Forming part of the ill-fated 1527 expedition of Panfilo de Narvaez, Cabeza de Vaca found himself shipwrecked off the coast of Florida.