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Read online The Moor's Account.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Moor's Account In the conquistador P nfilo de Narv ez sailed from the port of Sanl car de Barrameda with a crew of six hundred men and nearly a hundred horses His goal was to claim what is now the Gulf Coast of the United States for the Spanish crown and in the process become as wealthy and famous as Hern n Cort s .

But from the moment the Narv ez expedition landed in Florida it faced peril navigational errors disease starvation as well as resistance from indigenous tribes Within a year there were only four survivors the expedition s treasurer lvar N ez Cabeza de Vaca a Spanish nobleman named Alonso del Castillo Maldonado a young explorer named Andr s Dorantes de Carranza and Dorantes s Moroccan slave Mustafa al Zamori whom the three Spaniards called Estebanico These four survivors would go on to make a journey across America that would transform them from proud conquistadores to humble servants from fearful outcasts to faith healers by Laila Lalami

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The Moor's Account
Title:The Moor's Account
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ISBN:0307911667
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Number of Pages:321
Category:historical-fiction, fiction, historical, africa
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