Blessing of Spanish Conquistadores
"Small expeditions had been attempted by Ponce de Leon and Panfilo
de Narvaez, but both met with failure. Now, Hernando DeSoto would lead
an expedition of almost 700 men, 2 women, 240 horses, a pack of war dogs,
hundreds of pigs, and tons of supplies deep."
|Photo credit: Still frame from "Hernando DeSoto in America." Original video provided courtesy of the DeSoto National Memorial.
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