Hi! I’m Delaney Kemp and I believe that my explorer- Cabeza De Vaca should be the explorer of the year because he set out with 600 other men in search for new land but didn’t have any particular reason for doing this. He is a Spanish explorer that left from Spain in his big ship called the Narvaez.
Then after severalmonths at sea four out of600 men survived to theporting of his ship inTampa Bay, FL on April15, 1528; and he was oneof the four. There hetried to concur the statebut failed in 1529. Butwhen he did not concurFlorida he left on a routethat we will thank himfor, forever.
He left and traveledfrom Tampa Bay, FL toGalveston, TX. Thenaround the RioGrande. Then toMexico City. Thensettled in Veracruz,Mexico.
Date of Birth:1490s He has a real long name and He was Catholic it is Alvar Nurez Cabeza De He married Maria Marmolejo Vaca. His father Francisco de Vera This name means, “head of a cow’’ His mother was Teresa Hi name came around in the Cabeza de Vaca y be Zurita 13th century, when one of his He had a relative that he ancestors named Martin visited quite often. His name Alhaja (a Catholic Religion was Pedro de Vera. follower) when he helped Christian army member off the ground and cleaned his wounds and then left a cow head out in the dust for him in away to show respect to a scared mountain in a sign of peace to the Christians
Vote! Vote Cabeza De Vaca as the Explorer of the year! I believe this because he set outwith nothing in mind to find but new land foe us to live on, and for freedom or religion.Now I think that is called braveness! And to be one of the four out of 600 men tosurvive on a huge ship and to keep going with out giving up even when his crewmembers where leaving him. (you know what I mean) So vote Cabeza DeVaca, Explorer Of The Year.