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

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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 belonging to the widespread Mississippian culture. Only a few of these cultures survived into the seventeenth century. The others' only appearance in the written historical record was in the accounts of de Soto's expedition.

Florida[edit]

A proposed route for the first leg of the de Soto Expedition, based on Charles M. Hudson map of 1997.

Georgia[edit]

The second leg of the de Soto Expedition, from Apalachee to the Alibamu.

South Carolina[edit]

North Carolina[edit]

Tennessee[edit]

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

Alabama[edit]

Mississippi[edit]

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.

Arkansas[edit]

Texas[edit]

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 also[edit]

References[edit]

  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. ISBN 0882-4591 Check |isbn= value (help).