coloumbia exchange

Updated: 9/13/2021
coloumbia exchange

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  • Hernando De Sotoleft Spain at age 14.He went only with a sword and a shield fighting Indians in Panama
  • He earned the title “Child of the Sun” for conducting raids at dawn on unsuspecting villages.He would capture village chiefs and hold them for ransom in exchange for other tribe members.
  • He would use his own resources to get lots of horses and pigs and men.Then de Soto would use these men and women as slaves.
  • The king made De Soto Governer of Cuba in 1537
  • The king granted De Soto a four year charter to conquer and colonize La Florida but didn give him money, soilders, nor weapons
  • De Soto and his men landed near Tampa Bay, Florida at the end of May 1539.
  • They believed rumors of gold to the north, so they began traveling northeast toward Georgia.
  • Finding no gold or riches, De Soto and his men left Georgia and continued their expedition through the entire southeast
  • On May 21, 1542 De Soto died of a fever in Arkansas, and his men wrapped his body in blankets, weighed it with sand and sank it in the middle of the Mississippi River.