The Moor's Account - Chapter 7 Summary & Analysis

Laila Lalami
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The expedition continues marching towards Apalache. Señor Dorantes is unhappy that Señor Cabeza de Vaca has been chosen to lead the scouting group into the capital city. Cabeza returns shortly and the expedition is disappointed to find only a small city. Everyone searches the city, but nobody finds any gold or other precious metals. The city is at least well stocked with food and other basic provisions. Everyone is disheartened, but the governor keeps insisting there must be something of value.

Later that evening, many of the men take advantage of the Indian women that are imprisoned in the city. Mustafa protests against this treatment, but his master doesn’t do anything. They just try to ignore the cries of the women.

The next day, a large group of Indians arrive in the city. The governor tries to speak with them, but...

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