in 1496 Hernando de Soto was born the soon to be grate explorer.
de Soto became a ruthless soldier who's men feared his temper but admired his horsemanship
Hernando was spanserd by Spain on his many expeditions including his first one witch started in 1514
in 1532 I joined Pizarro on the conquest of Peru and there we discovered treasures
In may 1539 de soto set out to Mobil bay hoping to find gold
In 1539 on he way to Tampa bay he met many Indian tribes. He forced them to furnish him with supplies in a effort for the Indians to tell him were the gold was located .This started many battles ,the worst being fought near mobil bay with about 70 killed ,and many more hurt .
Hernando de Soto died may 1542 after falling ill on his expedition to the junction of the Red and Mississippi rivers.