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Brutal journey : the epic story of the first crossing of North America, Paul Schneider

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Brutal journey : the epic story of the first crossing of North America
Title
Brutal journey
Title remainder
the epic story of the first crossing of North America
Statement of responsibility
Paul Schneider
Title variation
Epic story of the first crossing of North America
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book tells the story of an army of would-be conquerors who came to the New World on the heels of Cortés. Bound for glory, they landed in Florida in 1528. But only four of the four hundred would survive: eight years and a 5,000-mile journey later, three Spaniards and a black Moroccan wandered out of the wilderness to the north of the Rio Grande and into Mexico. The survivors brought nothing back other than their story, but what a tale it was. They had become killers and cannibals, torturers and torture victims, slavers and enslaved, faith healers, arms dealers, canoe thieves, and spider eaters--whatever it took to survive long enough to reach an outpost of the Spanish empire. Now, by combining the accounts of the explorers with findings of archaeologists and academic historians, Schneider offers an authentic narrative to replace a legend of North American exploration.--From publisher description
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schneider, Paul
Dewey number
973.1/6
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E125.N3
LC item number
S36 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Narváez, Pánfilo de
  • Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, Alvar
  • America
  • Florida
  • Explorers
  • Explorers
  • America
  • Florida
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America
  • Narváez, Pánfilo de
  • Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, Alvar
  • Discovery and exploration, Spanish
  • Explorers
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America
  • Travel
  • America
  • Florida
  • Spain
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Brutal journey : the epic story of the first crossing of North America, Paul Schneider
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Note
"A John McRae book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [337]-350) and index
Contents
A continent to call his own -- The company gathers -- Across the ocean sea -- Into the gulf -- The requirement -- In Tocobaga's charnel house -- Leaving safety harbor -- Across the Withlacoochee -- The sound of flutes -- In the land of the Apalachee -- Chest-high in hell -- Into the gulf-- again -- Father of waters -- Castaways -- The isle of bad fortune -- Figueroa's attempt -- The news from Malhado -- The traveling salesman -- Pecans and prickly pears -- The burning bush -- The traveling medicine show -- Six hundred hearts of deer -- Peace in the valley -- Lost in the New World
Control code
ocm60557572
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 366 p.
Isbn
9780805068351
Lccn
2005050246
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o60557572
  • (OCoLC)60557572
Label
Brutal journey : the epic story of the first crossing of North America, Paul Schneider
Link
Publication
Note
"A John McRae book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [337]-350) and index
Contents
A continent to call his own -- The company gathers -- Across the ocean sea -- Into the gulf -- The requirement -- In Tocobaga's charnel house -- Leaving safety harbor -- Across the Withlacoochee -- The sound of flutes -- In the land of the Apalachee -- Chest-high in hell -- Into the gulf-- again -- Father of waters -- Castaways -- The isle of bad fortune -- Figueroa's attempt -- The news from Malhado -- The traveling salesman -- Pecans and prickly pears -- The burning bush -- The traveling medicine show -- Six hundred hearts of deer -- Peace in the valley -- Lost in the New World
Control code
ocm60557572
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 366 p.
Isbn
9780805068351
Lccn
2005050246
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o60557572
  • (OCoLC)60557572

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