Shipwrecked off the coast of Texas in 1528, Spanish explorer Cabeza de Vaca and his companions traveled across south Texas and northeastern Mexico, living among native groups for several years. The accounts of this journey provide some of our richest insights into native life ways. Painting from “Borderlands: The Heritage of the Rio Grande through the Art of Jose Cisneros,” courtesy of the Museum of South Texas History, Edinburg, Texas.
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