• De Soto Landing

    De Soto

    National Memorial Florida

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 brought the first herd of pigs to Florida in 1539 to provide food for his expedition. Many pigs escaped and flourished in the wild. Their descendents cause havoc in yards, golf courses, and fields in many parts of the state. Visit De Soto National Memorial, Bradenton, Florida. More...