Book Description: This edition of √Ālvar N√ļ√Īez Cabeza de Vaca‚Äôs Relaci√≥n offers readers Rolena Adorno and Patrick Charles Pautz's celebrated translation of Cabeza de Vaca‚Äôs account of the 1527 P√°nfilo de Narv√°ez expedition to North America. The dramatic narrative tells the story of some of the first Europeans and the first-known African to encounter the North American wilderness and its Native inhabitants. It is a fascinating tale of survival against the highest odds, and it highlights Native Americans and their interactions with the newcomers in a manner seldom seen in writings of the period.¬†In this English-language edition, reproduced from their award-winning three-volume set, Adorno and Pautz supplement the engrossing account with a general introduction that orients the reader to Cabeza de Vaca‚Äôs world. They also provide explanatory notes, which resolve many of the narrative‚Äôs most perplexing questions. This highly readable translation fires the imagination and illuminates the enduring appeal of Cabeza de Vaca‚Äôs experience for a modern audience.