De Soto National Memorial was founded in 1948 to tell the story of the De Soto Expedition of 1539. The process through which the natural and developed areas of the 26 acre Memorial is managed are open to public comment. Use the links above to learn more about the Memorial and the policies that guide its management.
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The size and speed of the horse was one of the primary advantages the Spanish conquistadors had over Native Americans. An accomplished cavalryman, Hernando de Soto brought over 200 horses as part of his 1539 conquest of La Florida. To Learn more, visit De Soto National Memorial, Bradenton, Florida. More...