This is a booklet in the Fred Rider Cotton Popular History Series. Most books about Cabeza de Vaca concern his epic journey across Texas in the 16th century, but that is only half of his fascinating story. Between 1528 and 1536 de Vaca traveled an estimated 2,480 to 2,640 miles from the Texas Coast near Galveston Island to San Miguel de Culiacan near the Pacific Coat of Mexico. Later he served as the royal governor of Asunción, Paraguay. He led his party from the Brazilian coast inland to Asunción, about 1200 miles, also on foot.The book examines his extraordinary adventures on two continents and his remarkable growth as a humanitarian. Austin, Texas 2012 Texas State Historical Commission 1st Ed., 5 &1/2 x 8 &1/2, 70 Pgs., PB.