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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?

Diseases brought to La Florida by the 1539 De Soto Expedition and other Europeans wiped out virtually all the Native American groups in Florida at the time of European contact. The Native Americans had no immunities to these diseases. Learn more at De Soto National Memorial, Bradenton, Florida. More...