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Napituca Massacre - 1539 - After defeating resisting Timucuan warriors, Hernando de Soto had 200 executed, in the first large-scale massacre by Europeans on what became American soil.


Hernando de Soto, a brave leader, a skilled fighter and an excellent strategist, was the first European to discover the Mississippi River. Author Jeff C. Young relates tales of de Soto's bravery—and his brutality—as he set out to make a name for himself exploring Central America and helping fellow Spaniard Francisco Pizarro conquer Peru.


Hernando de Soto Trails on Google Earth

from Line upon Line Learning

Explorer Game for Two Players

The twelve included explorers are as follows: Leif Erikson, Marco Polo, Bartolomeu Dias, Christopher Columbus, John Cabot, Amerigo Vespucci, Vasco Nuñez de Balboa, Ferdinand Magellan, Juan de Ponce de León, Hernando de Soto, Francisco Coronado, and Jacques Cartier.


This is a 1936 DeSoto automobile advertisement. This was my favorite picture for this board because it shows how the car is able to take you on explorations to travel destinations such as Florida. It is even better because Hernando de Soto, who the car is named after, was known for founding Florida for the Spanish.


Hernando de Soto - (c.1496/1497–1542) was a Spanish explorer and conquistador who, while leading the first European expedition deep into the territory of the modern-day United States, was the first European documented to have crossed the Mississippi River

from Teachers Pay Teachers

Dioramas for South Carolina Explorers

This activity is geared towards South Carolina's third grade social studies standards.This product contains an easy to make diorama for the following explorers: Hernando de Soto, Jean Ribault, Juan Pardo, William Hilton, and Dr. Henry Woodward. The students will write facts about a particular explorer and add details to the background of the diorama.


This is a 1938 DeSoto automobile advertisement. The DeSoto was named after famous Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto whose legacy is founding Florida for the Spanish and his failed expedition through the southeast in a search for gold.


The Hernando de Soto Bridge across the Mississippi River between West Memphis, Arkansas and Memphis, Tennessee, USA.