“La Relacion” by Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca – p. 56
After four days at sea, Cabeza de Vaca’s ship is caught in a storm. Many of his men are either unconscious or dead. After the ship runs aground on an island, the men encounter Native Americans and are afraid they will be sacrificed. However, the Native Americans are sympathetic and bring them food. The Spaniards once again set sail, only to be shipwrecked a second time. The Native Americans weep for the misfortunes of the sailors, take them to their lodges to be warm and hold a great celebration.
Bias – syn. prejudice - a strong inclination of the mind or a preconceived opinion about something or someone. A bias may be favorable or unfavorable: bias in favor of or against an idea.
Create a t-chart to identify the issues or problems the explorers experienced during their expedition. The left side should list the issues. The right side should show evidence/data and citations to prove the issues.