HERNANDO DE SOTO
Read to discover the legend of Hernando de Soto
.As a child Hernandos parents died, at the time the oldest sibling would inherit everything there parents owned. Hernando got nothing. When Hernando was young he probibly dreamed of being a knight or a soldier
Hernando pictured himself a hero.the Moors attacked Spain in 711. Hernando was proud to say that some of his relatives fought in the battle. With the Moors defeated in 1492, Spain became a land of peace, aspiring adventurers had to go somewher else for adventure.
First Journey To The America
April 1514 as dawn broke people could see 20 ships fleeing the docking bay. Henando probably felt frightened as as over 20,000 families bided farewell to there loved ones during there journey Hernando soon became second in command.He gained there respect as a skilled horse rider and swordsmen
Back to America
Yep everyone's favorite explorer is back in America many people dead many ran away he went. Hernando met a man from earlier expedition, Henando almost killed him when he yelled out don't kill me I'm a Spaniard he was then used as an interpreter
Hernando is in what is now Georgia Hernando came across a village with a woman chief at first ,she gave him many gifts and food (the best gift of all) She gave him pearls which would later turn out to be useless but convinced Hernando of the riches there .
At first Hernado treated her with respect . Hernando tried to impress him with his firearms to reveal her wealth but his plan failed, SO Hernando and his men kidnaped her (YAY!)
Lost in the woods
later in hernandos life, Spain sent the Spanish explorers thee claim land in America.one of these men was Hernando. Hernando landed in Florida.then he travled though out the USA.
His men would stop in local village and or even kidnap the chief and sometimes kill him while his men stole food like squash that the natives had stored for food . Hernando and his men were often cruel. They used torture and murder . Tens of thousands of natives died of small pox and other diseases that the Spanish brought.Hernando and his men usually tried to convert the natives to Christianity and when the natives didn't cooperate his men applied force they had war dogs or attack dogs that usually killed or badly harmed.
death of Hernando
strict - demanding the rules
inherit- to receive something valuable as someone dies
knight- a solder in medieval times
kidnap -to take someone away illegally
Spaniard-native of Spain
interpreter - someone who translate
Ozark mountains - low mountains near Missouri Arkansas and Oklahoma
Desha County- a count in Arkansas