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Readings in American Life Cabeza de Vaca Christian Yimgnia The first part of the movie, “Cabeza de Vaca” shown in class generally portrayed the journey of Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca. He was a Spanish explorer of the new world in the 1500s, and one of the four survivors of the Narvaez expedition. At the beginning of the movie, Alvar Cabeza de Vaca is lost and I think he is looking for water with some other men. They look very confused, like they have gone through some kind of tragedy. Then they find some of their friends dead. This raises even more their level of puzzlement. Before they figure out what to do, they are attacked by a group of Indians who kill most of the men of the group with arrows. Cabeza de Vaca and some other men survive and are dragged into their village, then locked up in a cage like animals. Later Alvar is taken out of the cage, and brought to this isolated area surrounded by water where there are two Indians. One of the Indians whom is a dwarf literally slaves Alvar by hitting him, screaming at him, and forcing him to feed him. Alvar almost goes
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