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List of sites and peoples visited by the Hernando de Soto Expedition

A proposed route for the de Soto Expedition, based on Charles M. Hudson map of 1997.[1]

This is a list of sites and peoples visited by the Hernando de Soto Expedition in the years 1539–1543. In May 1539, de Soto left Havana, Cuba, with nine ships, over 620 men and 220 surviving horses and landed at Charlotte Harbor, Florida. This began his three-year odyssey through the Southeastern North American continent, from which de Soto and a large portion of his men would not return. They met many varied Native American groups, most of them bands and chiefdoms related to the widespread Mississippian culture. Only a few of these cultures survived into the seventeenth century. Others have been recorded only in the written historical accounts of de Soto's expedition.

FloridaEdit

GeorgiaEdit

South CarolinaEdit

North CarolinaEdit

TennesseeEdit

 
De Soto's men burn Mabila, illustration by H.Roe

AlabamaEdit

MississippiEdit

 
A map showing the de Soto expedition route through Mississippi, and Arkansas, up to the point de Soto dies. Based on the Charles M. Hudson map of 1997.

ArkansasEdit

TexasEdit

 
A map showing the de Soto expedition. This section shows Moscoso's route through Arkansas, and Texas, and then to Mexico after de Soto's death. Based on the Charles M. Hudson map of 1997.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Hudson, Charles M. (1997). Knights of Spain, Warriors of the Sun. University of Georgia Press.
  2. ^ a b Morse, Phyllis A. (1981). Parkin. Arkansas Archaeological Survey. OCLC 7540091.