A Land So Strange: Cabeza de Vaca’s Journey Across Sixteenth Century America

On October 8, 2020, Casa Navarro State Historic Site hosted a virtual discussion between site manager Georgia Ruiz Davis and author Andrés Reséndez. They discussed Reséndez's book, A Land So Strange: The Epic Journey of Cabeza de Vaca

This work combines scholarship with adventure in a narrative account of explorer Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca’s disastrous expedition to Florida in 1520.

About Casa Navarro State Historic Site

Explore the life of a Texas patriot in the heart of downtown San Antonio. A rancher, merchant, and one of only two native-born Texans to sign the Texas Declaration of Independence, José Antonio Navarro was a leading advocate for Tejano rights. Casa Navarro State Historic Site celebrates his life at his original 1850s adobe and limestone home, a historic jewel among its urban surroundings.

The site was designated a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark in 1962, listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1972, and named a National Historic Landmark in 2017.

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