The De Soto Chronicles: The Expedition of Hernando de Soto to North America In, 1539-1543 / Edition 2

The De Soto Chronicles: The Expedition of Hernando de Soto to North America In, 1539-1543 / Edition 2

by Lawrence A. Clayton
     
 

ISBN-10: 0817308245

ISBN-13: 9780817308247

Pub. Date: 05/28/1995

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

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

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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.

 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780817308247
Publisher:
University of Alabama Press
Publication date:
05/28/1995
Edition description:
1
Pages:
1216
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 2.50(d)
Lexile:
1570L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

ILLUSTRATIONSxiv
BOARD OF ADVISERSxv
CONTRIBUTORSxvii
FOREWORD by Lawrence A. Claytonxix
PREFACExxi
ACKNOWLEDGMENTSxxiii
NOTES ON TRANSLATIONS AND NAMESxxvii
INTRODUCTION: THE DE SOTO EXPEDITION, A CULTURAL CROSSROADS
by Paul E. Hoffman1
THE ACCOUNT BY A GENTLEMAN FROM ELVAS Translated and Edited
by James Alexander Robertson With Footnotes and Updates to19
RELATION OF THE ISLAND OF FLORIDA by Luys Hernández de
Biedma Newly Translated and Edited by John E. Worth With221
ACCOUNT OF THE NORTHERN CONQUEST AND DISCOVERY OF HERNANDO DE
SOTO by Rodrigo Rangel (drawn from Historia general y natural247
THE CAÑETE FRAGMENT: ANOTHER NARRATIVE OF HERNANDO DE
SOTO by Eugene Lyon307
PARALLEL ITINERARY OF THE EXPEDITION Originally published as
Appendix E in the Final Report of the United States De Soto311
Selected Items from NARRATIVES OF THE CAREER OF
HERNANDO DE SOTO IN THE CONQUEST OF FLORIDA
Translated by Buckingham Smith for
the Bradford Club, New York, 1866
CONVEYANCE OF DOWER BY THE WIDOW OF PEDRÁRIAS
DÁVILA TO HERNANDO DE SOTO, IN CONSIDERATION OFTHE357
LETTER OF HERNANDO DE SOTO RESPECTING CONCESSIONS HE DESIRES
SHALL BE OBTAINED FOR HIM AT COURT358
CONCESSION MADE BY THE KING OF SPAIN TO HERNANDO DE SOTO OF
THE GOVERNMENT OF CUBA AND CONQUEST OF FLORIDA, WITH THE359
ROYAL CEDULA PERMITTING JUAN DE AÑASCO TO TRAFFIC WITH
THE INDIANS OF FLORIDA, SO LONG AS THERE ARE NO DUTIES ON365
WILL OF HERNANDO DE SOTO366
LETTER TO THE KING OF SPAIN FROM OFFICERS AT HAVANA IN THE
ARMY OF DE SOTO372
LETTER OF HERNANDO DE SOTO AT TAMPA BAY TO THE JUSTICE AND
BOARD OF MAGISTRATES IN SANTIAGO DE CUBA375
LETTER TO CHARLES V FROM THE JUSTICE AND BOARD OF MAGISTRATES
OF SANTIAGO DE CUBA, GIVING A STATEMENT OF OCCURRENCES ON THE378
EL ADELANTADO DON HERNANDO DE SOTO A short biography,
originally published by the Junta de Extremadura (Extremadura383
HERNANDO DE SOTO: A BRIEF BIOGRAPHY by Paul E. Hoffman421
SOME NEW TRANSLATIONS OF DE SOTO DOCUMENTS FROM THE GENERAL
ARCHIVE OF THE INDIES, SEVILLE Selected and Introduced by461
1. NAMING OF CAPTAIN HERNANDO DE SOTO AS LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR
OF CUZCO, 1534467
2. CÉDULA REAL PERMITTING THE SHIPS GOING TO THE INDIES
TO GO IN THE COMPANY OF DE SOTO'S ARMADA, 1537468
3. CÉDULA REAL REQUIRING THE SHIPS GOING TOWARD THE
INDIES TO DO SO IN THE COMPANY OF HERNANDO DE SOTO, 1538469
4. AUTHORIZATION FOR DOÑA ISABEL DE BOBADILLA TO BRING
THREE SLAVE WOMEN TO THE ISLAND OF CUBA FOR HER SERVICE, 1538469
5. INTERROGATION FOR THE CONCESSION OF THE HABIT OF SANTIAGO
TO HERNANDO DE SOTO, 1538470
6. POWER GRANTED BY THE ADELANTADO HERNANDO DE SOTO TO HIS
WIFE, ISABEL DE BOBADILLA, 1539484
7. INVENTORY OF THE ASSETS LEFT BY THE ADELANTADO HERNANDO
DESOTO FOLLOWING HIS DEATH, 1543489
INDIAN PROPER NAMES IN THE FOUR NARRATIVES Originally
published in the Final Report of The United States De Soto499
GLOSSARY503
INTRODUCTION TO BIBLIOGRAPHY OF DE SOTO STUDIES by Jeffrey P.
Brain and Charles R. Ewen507
BIBLIOGRAPHY OF DE SOTO STUDIES by Jeffrey P. Brain and
Charles R. Ewen515
INDEX551
Illustrations
THE "DE SOTO MAP"
HERNANDO DE SOTO, CA. 1495-1542viii
A COIN FROM DE SOTO'S FIRST WINTER CAMP71
SPANIARDS MEET WITH A MISSISSIPPIAN CHIEF79
THE HERNANDO DE SOTO EXPEDITION ENCOUNTERS CHIEF
TASCALUÇA97
MONOLITHIC AX102
SPANISH SWORDS103
DE SOTO'S ROUTE IN NORTH AMERICA BY ROCÍO
SÁNCHEZ RUBIO169
SPANISH SWORDSMAN, ARQUEBUSIER, AND PIKEMAN ABOUT 1540234
SPANISH GLASS TRADE BEADS
A "CLARKSDALE" BELL287
A SPANISH MAN-AT-ARMS295
DELISLE'S MAP OF LOUISIANE, 1718419
Epigram41
André de Burgos to the prudent reader43
Chapter First. Which declares who Don Hernando de Soto was,
and how he obtained the government of Florida47
Chapter Second. How Cabeza de Vaca came to court and gave
account of the land of Florida; and of the men who were48
Chapter III. How the Portuguese went to Seville and thence
to San Lúcar; and how the captains were appointed over50
Chapter IIII. How the adelantado and his men left Spain and
arrived at the Canary Islands, and afterward at the Antilles51
Chapter V. Of the citizens of the city of Santiago and the
other towns of the Island; and of the quality of the land and52
Chapter VII. How we left the Havana and reached Florida; and
of what happened56
Chapter VIII. How some forays were made and a Christian was
found who had been in the power of an Indian Chief for a long58
Chapter IX. How that Christian went to the land of Florida,
who he was, and what took place with the governor60
Chapter X. How the governor sent the ships to Cuba and left
one hundred men in the port while he and the rest of the men63
Chapter XII. How the governor arrived at Palache and was
informed that gold existed in abundance in the interior of69
Chapter XIII. How the governor set out from Apalache to look
for Yupaha and of what happened to him74
Chapter XIIII. How the governor left the province of Patofa
and came upon an uninhabited region, where he and all his men80
Chapter Fifteen. How the governor left Cutifachiqui to go in
search of Coça; and of the things that happened to him85
Chapter XVI. How the governor set out from Chiaha and was in
danger of being killed in Acoste at the hands of the Indians,90
Chapter XVII. How the governor went from Coça to
Tastaluca94
Chapter XVIII. How the Indians rose against the governor and
of what happened99
Chapter XIX. How the governor drew his men up in order and
entered the town of Mavilla101
Chapter XX. How the governor set out from Mavilla for
Chicaça, and of what happened to him104
Chapter XXI. How the Indians again attacked the Christians;
and how the governor went to Alimamu, where they awaited him109
Chapter XXII. How the governor went from Alimamu to Quizquiz
and thence to a large river111
Chapter XXIIII. How the cacique of Pacaha came in peace, and
he of Casqui went away and returned to excuse himself; and117
Chapter XXV. How the governor went from Pacaha to Quiguate
and to Coligoa and arrived at Cayas121
Chapter XXVI. How the governor went to see the province of
Tulla and what befell him there124
Chapter XXVII. How the governor went from Tulla to
Autiamque, where he wintered127
Chapter XXVIII. How the governor went from Autiamque to
Nilco and thence to Guachoya130
Chapter XXIX. Of the message sent by the governor to
Quigaltam and of the answer given by the latter; and of what133
Chapter XXX. How the adelantado, Don Hernando de Soto, died
and how Luis Moscoso de Alvarado was chosen governor136
Chapter XXXI. How Governor Luis de Moscoso departed from
Guachoya and went to Chaguate and thence to Aguacay139
Chapter XXXII. How the governor went from Aguacay to
Naguatex and what happened to him142
Chapter XXXIII. How the Cacique of Naguatex came to visit
the governor; and how the governor left Naguatex and went to143
Chapter XXXIIII. How the governor went from Nondacao to
Soacatino and Guasco, and crossed through an unpeopled145
Chapter XXXV. How they returned to Nilco and went to Minoya,
where they set about making ships in order to get out of the148
Chapter XXXVI. How seven brigantines were constructed and
how they departed from Aminoya151
Chapter XXXVIL. How the Indians of Quigaltam attacked the
Christians on the river while going on their voyage and of154
Chapter XXXVIII. Which relates how they were pursued by the
Indians157
Chapter XXXIX. How they reached the sea; and what happened
to them before and after they started their voyage158
Chapter XLII. How they reached Panico and how they were
received by the inhabitants164
Chapter XLIII. Of the favor they found with the viceroy and
inhabitants of Mexico166
Chapter XLIIII. Which declares certain diversities and
peculiarities of the land of Florida; and the products and168

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