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Stories

Stories of the De Soto Expedition

Accounts of the De Soto Expedition and observations of the Native Americans they met are contained in several books that can be downloaded by clicking on the title:

Recommended secondary works include:

  • De Soto, Coronado, Cabrillo: Explorers of the Northern Mystery by David Lavender (1992).


  • Knights of Spain, Warriors of the Sun: Hernando de Soto and the South's Ancient Chiefdoms by Charles Hudson (1997).


  • Hernando de Soto: A Savage Quest in the Americas by David Duncan (1997).


  • Hernando de Soto and the Indians of Florida by Jerald Milanich and Charles Hudson (1993).


  • Hernando de Soto Among the Apalachee: The Archaeology of the First Winter Encampment by Charles Ewen and John Hann (1998).


To order these books online, click here.





























Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Hernando de Soto died on May 21, 1542, three years after his conquest of La Florida began. His men buried him in the Mississippi River so that Native Americans would not know that he was not the immortal god he claimed to be. His remains have never been found. Visit De Soto National Memorial. More...