Published by Lawrence D. Sharp. By Lawrence D. Sharp. 2021. The Discovery of Texas 1528-1535: How Cabeza de Vaca Survived and Where He Really Was. Paperback.
With his companions, he was the first non-native to explore Texas as he went from one village to another offering his healing services and prayers. The natives also taught him to barter with seashells and cane sticks so he could be a merchant. Later, his work as a físico, along with his optimistic faith, enabled him to make his way to the corner of New Spain in northwestern Mexico. Passing from village to village he explored unknown lands, saw many people cured, made peace among enemies, and left a favorable legacy among the native people that lasted for decades.