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Hernando de Soto. Supposedly lived from 1500-1542 Supposedly lived from 1500-1542 Second son of a Spanish knight and country squire. Second son of a Spanish.

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1 Hernando de Soto

2 Supposedly lived from Supposedly lived from Second son of a Spanish knight and country squire. Second son of a Spanish knight and country squire. Died from fever and his crew lowered his body into the river he discovered. Died from fever and his crew lowered his body into the river he discovered

3 The Voyage of de’ Soto He was enticed by the riches and fertile land of new continents. (That’s why he explored.) He was enticed by the riches and fertile land of new continents. (That’s why he explored.) He sailed for Spain. He sailed for Spain. Unsure how many voyages he made. Unsure how many voyages he made. West Indies (He wasn’t the captain) West Indies (He wasn’t the captain) Cuba (Where he Prepared for Voyage to Florida) Cuba (Where he Prepared for Voyage to Florida) Florida Florida Georgia Georgia Alabama Alabama (Where he discovered the Mississippi River and died) (Where he discovered the Mississippi River and died) Louisiana Louisiana

4 Result of The De’ Soto Expedition He discovered the base of the Mississippi He failed at finding gold in the new land, which was his reason for the journey -This map is of Hernando de’ Soto’s Journey in America.

5 Hernando was only educated until age 14. Hernando was only educated until age 14. When he returned from Peru, he was extremely rich. When he returned from Peru, he was extremely rich. He married Ines de Bobadilla. He married Ines de Bobadilla. On his journey he had 950 soldiers and priests as well as 10 ships. On his journey he had 950 soldiers and priests as well as 10 ships.

6 soto era.org.uk/hernando-de-soto.htm And, o-de-soto-hero-or-villian-two- continents


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