Yes. You will travel to the New World for 18 months, and explore the area around 600 miles inland in La Florida. Bring back gold and conquer any hostile Indians!
My king. I have come to request permission and funding to travel to the New World and start a colony for Spain!
Hmmm. This might be a good idea.
Food was scarce, so de Soto and his 600 men would steal supplies and dogs from natives for food.
What is this? 4 years wasted with no gold or even silver? Nonsense!
Many Indians were enraged because of so many dying at the hands and diseases of the Europeans and therefore killed many of the soldiers.
The rest of the men, including de Soto himself, died from native diseases.
Hernando de Soto left a negative effect on the native population,and almost 90% of them died. Chiefdoms vanished and villages were deserted. All of the diseases and new weapons that the Europeans brought were too much for them. The colony of St. Augustine was later created as a result of his exploration.
That fool. I never should have sent him. Your journey was a disappointment, Hernando de Soto! You failed! At least he found that huge river...