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Florida of the Inca

by Garcilaso De La Vega

  • ISBN: 9780292724341
  • ISBN10: 0292724349

Florida of the Inca

by Garcilaso De La Vega

  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press
  • Publish date: 02/01/2000
  • ISBN: 9780292724341
  • ISBN10: 0292724349
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Description: Preface Introduction The Inca''s Dedication The Inca''s Preface The First Book: Of the History of Florida by the Inca presents a description of the land and the customs of its natives; a record of its first explorer and of those explorers who went there afterward; an account of the people who accompanied Hernando de Soto in his expedition; the strange events that occurred on their voyage, the supplies which the Governor ordered and provided in Havana, and his embarkation for Florida. It contains fifteen Chapters, which are as follows. Chapter I--Hernando de Soto requests permission of Emperor Charles the Fifth to make a conquest of Florida. His Majesty grants him this favor Chapter II--A description of Florida and an account of the first, second, and third explorers of that land Chapter III--Other explorers who have gone to Florida Chapter IV--Still others who have made the same journey to Florida. The customs and common weapons of the natives of that country Chapter V--Both the writs authorizing the conquest and the great preparations for carrying it forward are made known in Spain Chapter VI--The number of men and officers who embarked for Florida Chapter VII--What happened to the armada on the first night of its navigation Chapter VIII--The armada arrives at Santiago de Cuba; what happened to the flagship at the entrance to that port Chapter IX--A four day naval battle between two ships in the harbor of Santiago de Cuba Chapter X--A continuation of the incident of the sea fight until its close Chapter XI--The festivities given in honor of the Governor at Santiago de Cuba Chapter XII--The supplies that the Governor procured in Santiago de Cuba. One notable circumstance concerning the natives of those islands Chapter XIII--The Governor goes to Havana. The preparations which he makes there for the conquest Chapter XIV--A ship arrives at Havana with Hernn Ponce, a companion of the Governor Chapter XV--The issues between Hernn Ponce de Len and Hernando de Soto. How the Governor embarked for Florida The First Part of the Second Book: Of the History of Florida by the Inca treats of the Governor''s arrival in that land and his discovery there of traces of Pmphilo de Narvez; his finding of a Christian captive who describes the tortures and cruelties imposed upon him by the Indians as well as the hospitalities extended him by a certain Indian lord of vassals; the further preparations which the Spaniards made for the expedition and the events that occurred in the first eight provinces they explored; and the extraordinary bravery in both words and deeds of a bold cacique. It contains thirty Chapters, which are as follows. Chapter I--The Governor arrives in Florida and finds traces of Pmphilo de Narvez Chapter II--The tortures which an Indian chief inflicted upon a Spaniard who was his slave Chapter III--A continuation of the miserable life of the captive. How he fled from his master Chapter IV--The magnanimity of the Curaca or Cacique Mucozo to whom the captive was entrusted Chapter V--The Governor sends for Juan Ortiz Chapter VI--What happened between Juan Ortiz and the Spaniards who were seeking him Chapter VII--The entertainment which the whole army gave Juan Ortiz. How Mucozo came to visit the Governor Chapter VIII--The mother of Mucozo arrives in great anxiety concerning her son Chapter IX--The preparations which were made for the exploration. How the Indians seized a Spaniard Chapter X--How the exploration was begun. The entrance of the Spaniards into the interior of the land Chapter XI--What happened to the Lieutenant General while on his way to seize a curaca Chapter XII--The account which Baltasar de Gallegos sent of what he had discovered Chapter XIII--They fail twice to cross the great swamp. The Governor sets out to search for a passage and finds it Chapter XIV--What the two Spaniards experienced on their journey before coming to the camp Chapter XV--Thirty lancers with a supply of biscuits set out in pursuit of the Governor Chapter XVI--The insolent reply of the lord of the province of Acuera Chapter XVII--The Governor arrives at the province of Ocali. What befell him there Chapter XVIII--Other events which occurred in the province of Ocali Chapter XIX--The Spaniards construct a bridge and cross the Ocali river. They come to the province of Ochile Chapter XX--The brother of the Curaca Ochile comes in peace. They send ambassadors to Vitachuco Chapter XXI--The arrogant and foolish reply of Vitachuco. How his brothers go to persuade him to peace Chapter XXII--Vitachuco comes out in peace. He plans a betrayal of the Spaniards and confides in the interpreters Chapter XXIII--Vitachuco commands his captains to conclude the betrayal, and he begs the Governor to come out and review his people Chapter XXIV--How they seized Vitachuco. The outbreak of the battle which occurred between the Spaniards and the Indians Chapter XXV--The gradual surrender of the conquered Indians, and the constancy of seven of them Chapter XXVI--What the Governor did with the three Indians, lords of vassals, and with the Curaca Vitachuco Chapter XXVII--An objection or counter-view is answered Chapter XXVIII--A foolhardy action which Vitachuco ordained for the purpose of destroying the Spaniards, and which resulted instead in his own death Chapter XXIX--The strange battle which took place between the captive Indians and their masters Chapter XXX--The Governor continues to Osachile. Herein is described the manner in which the Indians of Florida build their towns The Second Part of the Second Book: Of the History of Florida by the Inca wherein will be seen the many fierce struggles that occurred under difficult circumstances between the Indians and the Spaniards in the great province of Apalache; the hardships the Spaniards suffered in finding the sea; the events and incredible anxieties experienced in the going and coming of thirty cavaliers who returned for Pedro Caldern; and the fierceness of the Indians of Apalache, the capture and strange flight of their Cacique, and the fertility of that great province. It contains twenty-five Chapters, which are as follows. Chapter I--The Spaniards come to the famous province of Apalache. The resistance of the Indians Chapter II--The Spaniards gain the passage to the swamp. The great and fierce struggle which occurred therein Chapter III--The continuous fighting which lasted until the arrival at the principal town of Apalache Chapter IV--Three captains go to explore the province of Apalache. The report which they bring Chapter V--The hardships which Juan de Aasco experienced in his effort to find the sea Chapter VI--Captain Juan de Aasco arrives at the Bay of Aute. What he found there Chapter VII--Thirty lancers make preparations to return to the Bay of the Holy Spirit Chapter VIII--What the thirty cavaliers did before arriving at Vitachuco and what they found there Chapter IX--The journey of the thirty lancers continues to the River of Ochile Chapter X--The Governor seizes the Curaca of Apalache Chapter XI--The Cacique of Apalache goes by order of the Governor to subdue his Indians Chapter XII--The Cacique of Apalache, being handicapped, flees from the Spaniards on hands and knees Chapter XIII--An account of the journey of the thirty cavaliers until they reach the great swamp Chapter XIV--The intolerable hardships that the thirty cavaliers experienced in crossing the great swamp Chapter XV--An account of the journey of the thirty cavaliers until their arrival a half-league from the village of Hirrihigua Chapter XVI--The thirty cavaliers come to where Captain Pedro Caldern is. The manner in which they were received Chapter XVII--The things that Captains Juan de Aasco and Pedro Caldern ordained in fulfillment of what the General had commanded them Chapter XVIII--Pedro Caldern sets out with his men. The events of his trip until he comes to the great swamp Chapter XIX--Pedro Caldern crosses the great swamp and arrives at the swamp of Apalache Chapter XX--Pedro Caldern continues along the way, fighting constantly with the enemy Chapter XXI--By persisting in the struggle, Pedro Caldern comes to where the Governor is Chapter XXII--Juan de Aasco arrives at Apalache. The provisions the Governor made for finding a port along the coast Chapter XXIII--The Governor sends an account of his discovery to Havana. The temerity of an Indian is described Chapter XXIV--Two Indians offer to guide the Spaniards to a place where they may find much gold and silver Chapter XXV--Some dangerous fighting which occurred in Apalache. The fertility of that province The Third Book: Of the History of Florida by the Inca tells of the departure of the Spaniards from Apalache; the fine reception offered them in four provinces; the hunger they suffered in some of the uninhabited lands; the infinity of pearls and other grandeurs and riches which they found in a temple; the generosities of the Lady of Cofachiqui and of other caciques, lords of vassals; a very bloody battle which the Indians under the guise of friendship perpetrated upon the Spaniards; a mutiny which certain Castilians discussed; the laws of the Indians against adulteresses; and another very fierce battle which was waged at night. It
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