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Soto, Hernando de 

The Oxford Companion to United States History
Lawrence A. ClaytonLawrence A. Clayton

(ca. 1500–1542), Spanish conquistador. Hernando De Soto is best known in American history as the leader of the first major Spanish expedition into the present-day southeastern United States. He landed with an army of more than six hundred men near Tampa Bay on the Gulf of Mexico in present-day Florida in ... ...

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