Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca. A mighty storm, believed to be a hurricane, separated the boats of his expedition and washed the surviving men ashore at various locations now thought to range from Last Island, Louisiana to Galveston, San Luis, Matagorda, St. Joseph’s, and Mustang islands in Texas. Many historians contend that Cabeza de Vaca landed on Galveston Island.
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