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Hernando de Soto

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S: Sam Mann

FC: Hernando de Soto

1: April 17,1538 We plan to set sail from Spain in the morning King Charles V granted me ten ships and many supplies for our voyage to La Florida through Southeast America.I have a crew of seven hundred with doctors and priest aboard. I am bringing aboard many fruits, grains, and meats. I am bringing livestock aboard the ship. I except our voyage to take around a year. I am going to dearly miss my beautiful wife, Isabella de Bobadilla, one of my dear friends Pedrarias's daughters. This will truly be a long voyage without her. We have at our disposal seven large ships and three carabels. My goal is God, Glory, and Gold! Sincerely, Hernando de Soto

2: May 21,1539 We left Isla Juana on May 18,1539. We were delayed from leaving. We helped the city of Havana recover after the French sacked and burned it. We expect to be in La Florida in four days. The crews mood is in good spirits but tired and ready to get to La Florida. My crew is anxious to get there and find gold and sliver. We refilled as much of our provisions in Isla Juana of what they had left. The voyage got a little of track in Isla Juana, but where back on track. I miss my beautiful wife very much, but I must carry on. I met some of the natives of Isla Juana. They were friendly and generous for our help. Sincerely, Hernando de Soto

3: The route of de Soto and his crew

4: May 19, 1542 We landed on La Florida on May 25, 1539 from Isla Juana. We have traveled through the southeastern part of North America. The surroundings have been mostly forests and mountains. I am very tired and have just become ill. I don't except to make it home it. I just wanted to say if i don't make it home that I love and I am going to miss her. My crew what is left of them after the battles with the natives are tired and hurt. We are traveling west near a large river. I have violated the king's ordinance to treat the natives well and convert them to Catholicism. I let is be know that I would not let anyone stand in my way. I have enslaved and executed the native, often without provocation. I have experienced many casualties. I have lost many great men on this trip. I have not found any gold on the trip. We are going to travel across the river to try to find gold. Sincerely, Hernando de Soto

5: (Above) a depiction of de Soto seeing the Mississippi for the first time. (Below) a depiction of de Soto's funeral

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