The Moor's Account - Chapter 19 Summary & Analysis

Laila Lalami
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The group is brought to meet the governor of Nueva Galicia, Guzmán. The rest of the Indians are left behind at the encampment. The Indian family members of the expedition's members are given low quality quarters to stay in while everyone else is treated well. All non-Indians are given the opportunity to clean themselves up and get proper attire.

Guzmán asks the group about the Indians in the area and wants them to draw a map. Recognizing that the Indians are in danger, the group tries to convince him that the Indians are peaceful and just want to be left alone. Guzmán ignores those pleas and insists that the Indians are wild savages. Mustafa and the others feign ignorance and refuse to draw a map. Dorantes’s brother in law, Satosol, agrees to be a guide to Guzmán, even against...

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