Narrator: "And so, from a natural harbor thought to be near Tampa Bay, began the first major European expedition of what is now the United States. Spain had first claimed the area only 47 years earlier when Christopher Columbus landed in the Caribbean."
|Photo credit: Still frame from "Hernando DeSoto in America." Original video provided courtesy of the DeSoto National Memorial.
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