Throughout this book Cabeza de Vaca are nomads for a long period of time trying to find a place to stay ,food and supplies. In this journey he needs to be able to understand different languages and be adapted to their culture, and let 's not forget that he doesn 't know anything thing tribes and how trust is going to be taking a big part in this journey of his. While in South America we start to see the different kinds of house that people are living in. Each tribe had their own way of building a house and some held more people than others. One tribe actually builds the houses so that during the summer the house would get some shade while during the winter they would have some of the rays of the sun come in towards the windows of the
From Diaz, we learn details of the culture, architecture, and daily life of the native people of Mexica. He pays attention to small details such as the games Montezuma played with the Spanish, the shoes of his, the changes the caciques had in their clothes, to the market square and the amazing zoo this great city of Tenochtitlan. He even gives us an insight in the military weapons of natives: “In fact they cut like razors, and the Indians can shave their heads with them” . This is just an example of how good Diaz explains everything he saw. This type of explanation may seem as exaggeration, yet it is important to know smaller details about these people’s lives.
Francisco Vasques de Coronado, a famous Spanish explorer was famous for his voyage to set out and find the 7 Golden Cities. Just like many other voyages Francisco’s was a failure, nevertheless he did find some major landmarks. Francisco was born on 1510 and died in 1554. Francisco’s death place was in New Mexico, cause of death was an infectious disease. First of all Francisco was born on 1510, he married a woman named Beatriz.
Linda Viera Caballero, better known as La India, is a one of the best singer-songwriters in the latin music industry. Born on March 9, 1969, in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico, La India was raised in the South Bronx area of New York City. Her parents left Puerto Rico soon after she was born and they moved in with her grandmother.
On 5/25/16 at 9:40 PM, Integrity Associate (I/A) Nathan Govan (natgovan) notified Shift Supervisor Enmanuel Cabrera that he believe someone may have stolen his lunch. S/S Cabrera quickly gathered the information needed and walked over to the refrigerator at question to get the exact location where the he left his lunch. After, S/S Cabrera escorted I/ A Govan to H.R and he was given vendor bucks to get another lunch. I/
In Diaz’s Narration, the use of Spanish has a purpose, it shows or reveals in certain degree hints of the traditions of Latin America and the Caribbean. Taking as an example “Fiesta 1980”, Diaz uses a lot the expression “Dios mio”, “Bendición”, “Que Dios te bendiga” (Meyer 172) reflecting the religiosity of the Dominicans since 68.9 percent of the population declare to have Roman Catholic as their religion (Buffington). This shows that most of the population is devoted to a Christian religion and that represents a big part of their beliefs and traditions and even though the narration is in English these words are in Spanish to emphasize the meaning that they had for them. This is a clear example of a mix of cultures through the language. Other words that are not translated into English are “Pastelito”, “Tostones”, “Chicharrones”, “Sancocho”, “Pernil” (Meyer 175-77), these are traditional foods of Dominican people and since they have a big meaning for their culture they remain in Spanish.
Chica da Silva, a well-known historical figure of Brazilian historiography, is an excellent example of “race democracy” in Brazil. Born of an African slave and a military nobleman of Portuguese descent, Chica da Silva won her social status and prestige by her licentiousness and sensuality that is a characteristic attributed to the black or “mulata” female in the Brazilian popular culture. In the eighteenth century in the gold mining region of Minas Gerais, Brazil, women, especially white, was scarce. “Concubinage” was a common practice and many slave-owners freed their slave mistresses upgrading their social status. Chica da Silva was the mistress of João Fernandes de Oliveira, who was the king’s representative in the region, he was also
Bernal Diaz del Castillo Bernal Diaz was born in 1492 or 1498 to Maria Diaz Rejón and Francisco Diaz del Castillo, a regidor (council member) of the town of Medina del Campo, in Castilla y León. The family was distinguished but not wealthy. In 1514, Bernal went to seek his fortune in America with Pedrarias Dávila (Pedro Árias de Ávila), Bishop Fonseca's newly appointed governor of Castilla del Oro. A cruel and unscrupulous schemer, Pedrarias excelled at extorting riches by torturing native rulers, looting gems and gold from their graves, and eliminating potential rivals. (Pedrarias had his prospective son-in-law Balboa and four companions beheaded on trumped-up charges in 1519.)
The legend of the Virgen de Guadalupe has become a common symbol of hope to many incoming immigrants of Latin American countries. Due to U.S. governmental and economic interventions in Latin American countries, it has caused many people to migrate as refuges and flee unstable environments. These mass migrations have been followed by torturous trails and stories that many times end in death or abuse, however, other times it has allowed refugees to move away and live stable lives in the U.S. However, once in the U.S., these immigrants are faced with discriminatory policy based on false accusations that makes their lives unsafe and unprotected. Therefore, Latinx religious faith becomes a strong component of community for these groups.
Cabeza de Vaca attitude towards the new world was that of suffering and starvation. During his travels, he ate very little, mostly deer-tallow and at one point powdered straw. They did not eat during the day and ate very little at night. Cabeza de Vaca and his men grew very tired and hungry, but could not let the Native Americans see this suffering because they were upholding their authority over them. Cabeza de Vaca’s description of the terrain in some parts differed greatly from that of Columbus in that Columbus stated that the terrain he saw was rich lush lands with warm air and year round green
Santa Barraza is the second of six children; Barraza was born in Kingsville, Texas. Joaquin Barraza (Santa Barraza’s Father) worked in order to provide good fortune for his children and wife. Barraza’s mother was a feminist throughout her life. Barraza’s parents owned a small repair car shop with a jointly agreement. The priest with the role of baptizing Santa Barraza as a child considered the name to be sacrilegious.
Narciso Rodriguez was born January 27th, 1961 in New Jersey. He is the son of Narciso Sr. and Rawedia Maria who are Cuban immigrants. Rodriquez is the oldest of three children, and the only boy. When he was in elementary school, he developed his liking to sketch. By the time he was in high school, he was taking art classes and was an apprentice with a tailor.