S: Esteban The Black
BC: Works Cited Allen, Anne B. “Estevanico The Moor .” EBSCO: 8. Academic Search Premier. EBSCO. Keiser-Fearen LMC, Harrisburg, PA. 26 Mar. 2009
FC: Esteban The Black By Eric Baseman
1: Esteban the Black By Eric Baseman May 11, 2009 Ms. Fuge Room 142
2: Stranded with little food, water and no boats 250 men including Esteban the Black, an explorer, built five vessels | from melted down metal supplies for nails, horse hair braided into rope and cloth made into sails are just one part of Estabans adventure. Esteban the Black was an explorer who cleared the way for other explorers to colonize the Americas.
3: Esteban the Black also known as Estevanico, Estevanico the Moor, Estevanico Dorante, Estevan and Stephen was born around 1500 in Asemus, Moroco. He died May 1538 in Hawikah (present-day New Mexico). Esteban had no family known because he was born a slave to Andres Dorrantes de Carnese.
4: When Esteban was about 18 he started with three ships and two crashed on the way to the Americas. They reached Florida in 1528 when he was in his twenties.
5: After, they started heading to California and on the way the last ship crashed. They built five vessels out of their scarce supplies. They were attacked by Indians and many died. Some also died from sickness. That only left three others than Esteban. They were captured and held as slaves to Indians. The Indians had many sicknesses that were treated by Esteban because they were common in Spain. The four were released and treated as healers. They would send someone into an Indian village and do a dance to let them know healers were coming.
6: On the way to a village they were captured again by an Indian tribe who did not believe in their healing powers. Esteban was killed by being chopped up into tiny pieces and fed to dogs. The others were let go and later died from sickness.
7: So Esteban was a great explorer and I picked him because I love exploring. He blazed a path for later explorers to colonize the Americas. Esteban especially helped with colonizing California. I liked his story also because it is good to hear a good story and his was amazing.