Hernando De Soto

By: Maddie

Spain explorer

Hernando De Soto came from Spain.He wanted to control other lands.And he wanted to spread Christianity . Hernando De Soto made the lady of cofitachiqui to be his guide. The land of cofitachiqui gave him pearls,seashells, copper and mica.



He arrived on the coast of Florida in 1539. He also explored most of the Southeast.
Treated Native Americans poorly. Hernando De Soto mostly wanted to find gold and silver.