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Of the Strange Case of Juan de Lepe, subsequently a resident of this city of Santo Domingo, on the island of Hispaniola; of how he was lost in Tierra Firme where a shipwreck left him among the wild Carib bowmen; and how miraculously God and his own courage rescued him from among them.

Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo

in Misfortunes and Shipwrecks in the Seas of the Indies, Islands, and Mainland of the Ocean Sea (1513–1548)

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print March 2011 | ISBN: 9780813035406
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813038377 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813035406.003.0013
Of the Strange Case of Juan de Lepe, subsequently a resident of this city of Santo Domingo, on the island of Hispaniola; of how he was lost in Tierra Firme where a shipwreck left him among the wild Carib bowmen; and how miraculously God and his own courage rescued him from among them.

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This chapter describes the strange case of Juan de Lepe, subsequently a resident of Santo Domingo, on the island of Hispaniola. It relates how he was lost in Tierra Firme where a shipwreck left him among the wild Carib bowmen; and how miraculously God and his own courage rescued him from among them.

Keywords: Juan de Lepe; Santo Domingo; Hispaniola; Tierra Firme; shipwreck; Carib; bowmen; God

Chapter.  127 words. 

Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700)

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