Cabeza de Vaca was the first European to describe America from Florida into Arizona. His 1542 works are the oldest history we have of that area. He set the stage for the Conquest of Native America. This Site describes his journey based on his translated narration. That narration, ANNOTATED in 5 parts here, is a large part of this presentation. What Vaca privately told other Conquistadors who followed him into America, Hernando de Soto, whose Chroniclers VERIFIED Cabeza de Vaca's trail in Florida, and Vasquez de Coronado, may never be known.

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Trails by State

Brief descriptions of Cabeza de Vaca's activity in Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and Mexico are linked to CABEZA DE VACA's FULL ANNOTATED NARRATIONS of: Florida,, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and Mexico

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