The De Soto Chronicles Vol 1 & 2: The Expedition of Hernando de Soto to North America in 1539-1543

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Lawrence A. Clayton, Edward C. Moore, Vernon James Knight
University of Alabama Press, May 30, 1995 - Biography & Autobiography - 1206 pages
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1993 Choice Outstanding Academic Book, sponsored by Choice Magazine.

The De Soto expedition was the first major encounter of Europeans with North American Indians in the eastern half of the United States. De Soto and his army of over 600 men, including 200 cavalry, spent four years traveling through what is now Florida, Georgia, Alabama, North  and South Carolina, Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Texas. For anthropologists, archaeologists, and historians the surviving De Soto chronicles are valued for the unique ethnological information they contain. These documents, available here in a two volume set, are the only detailed eyewitness records of the most advanced native civilization in North America— the Mississippian culture— a culture that vanished in the wake of European contact.


 


 

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Contents

The De Soto Expedition a Cultural Crossroads by Paul E Hoffman
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The Account by a Gentleman from Elvas Translated and Edited by James Alexander Robertson with Footnotes and Updates to Robertsons Notes by J...
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Relation of the Island of Florida by Luys Hernández de Biedma Newly Translated and Edited by John E Worth with Footnotes by John E Worth and ...
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Account of the Northern Conquest and Discovery of Hernando de Soto by Rodrigo Rangel Newly Translated and Edited by John E Worth with Foot...
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Another Narrative of Hernando de Soto by Eugene Lyon
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Parallel Itinerary of the Expedition
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Selected Items from Narratives of the Career of Hernando de Soto in the Conquest of Florida Translated by Buckingham Smith for the Bradford Club...
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El Adelantado Don Hernando de Soto by Rocío Sánchez Rubio Translated by Eduardo Kortright
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Some New Translations of De Soto Documents from the General Archive of the Indies Seville Selected and Introduced by Rocío Sánchez Rubio Tran...
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Indian Proper Names in the Four Narratives
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Glossary
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Introduction to Bibliography of De Soto Studies by Jeffrey P Brain and Charles R Ewen
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Bibliography of De Soto Studies by Jeffrey P Brain and Charles R Ewan
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Index
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Volume 2
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Copyright

A Brief Biography by Paul E Hoffman
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