The Moor's Account - Chapter 12 Summary & Analysis

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Mustafa and the rest of his shipmates make it to an island. Mustafa goes to speak with the nearby Indians, even against the orders of his master. He decides that after everything that happened now he should be considered a free man. Most of the expedition disagrees because they are afraid of the Indians. With Diego’s help, Mustafa is able to negotiate with the Indians. He returns with plenty of supplies for the expedition. Several of the soldiers still disagree and are distrustful of the Indians. They decide to go off on their own and promise to return with help.

The remaining members decide that their only course of action is to set up camp for the winter so they can recover and get ready to make the journey when the season is more agreeable. They run into Señor Cabeza de Vaca...

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