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Cabeza de Vaca (1991)

An international award winning saga of old Mexico. In 1528, a Spanish expedition founders off the coast of Florida with 600 lives lost. One survivor, Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca, roams across the American continent searching for his Spanish comrades. Instead, he discovers the Iguase, an ancient Indian tribe. Over the next eight years, Cabeza de Vaca learns their mystical and mysterious culture, becoming a healer and a leader. But soon this New World collides with the Old World as Spanish conquistadors seek to enslave the Indians, and Cabeza de Vaca must confront his own people and his past.

Lesson Guides and Classroom Activities

Cabeza de Vaca Discussion Guide

Grade Levels: 9–12
Subject Area(s): Spanish

Lesson Plans

PDF Cabeza de Vaca Discussion Guide

CLAS Lending Library Resources

DVD Cabeza de Vaca (1991)