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Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca Most peoples exposure to world history is limited to several classes in school and action films This creates an aura of glamour and excitement which is far from the reality that conquistadors such as Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca experienced In light of the intolerable hardships that many of these early explorers were forced to endure what motivated men like de Vaca to join such perilous adventures Cabeza de Vacas life and journey to North America are intriguing because through his extended encounters with the Native Americans he became known as the compassionate conquistador Cabeza de Vaca was born in 1490 to Spanish nobility his ancestors being warriors and explores Cabeza joined the army in his teens and distinguished himself as a fine officer He was a respected veteran and dedicated to his country and the King when he was appointed treasurer and second-in-command of the 1527 expedition to the New World Bishop De Vaca was a career military man and it was an honor to accept the Kings appointment to conquer new lands the whole Gulf Coast of North America for his country Spain He had seen the heros welcome and the great wealth received by the lucky ones returning victoriously The governor of this expedition said That he and his followers were going to fight and conquer nations and countries wholly unknown and in subduing them he knew that many would be slain nevertheless that those who survived would be fortunate since from what he had understood of the opulence of that land they must become very rich Jameson Besides heritage patriotism fame and fortune de Vacas devotion to God was another driving force in his life In writing his narrative de Vaca addressed the Sacred Catholic Majesty saying his writings would be important to those who in our name Spain go to subdue those countries and bring them to a knowledge of the true faith
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