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Taken to Spain as a slave

At the beginning of the sixteenth century, when Estevanico was born, the Arabs of Morocco were in constant warfare with their Spanish and Portuguese neighbors to the north. At some point during one of these conflicts, Estevanico was captured and sold as a slave in Spain. The Spanish often referred to him as Estevanico the Black. Estevanico may well have been descended in part from black Africans, since for many years the Arabs and Berbers—native Caucasian people—of North Africa had contacts with blacks who lived south of the Sahara Desert.

Estevanico came into the possession of Andrés Dorantes de Carranca, a Spanish nobleman who took Estevanico with him and joined the expedition to North America led by Pánfilo de Narváez. Another Spaniard, Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca (see entry...

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