Portrait of Hernando DeSoto
Narrator: "One of those who assisted Pizarro was a young, aggressive explorer named Hernando DeSoto. After twenty years in Central and South America, DeSoto returned to Europe a rich man, having plundered his share of Inca gold and silver. But he soon grew bored with his life of luxury, and longed for the adventure of another expedition."
|Photo credit: Still frame from "Hernando DeSoto in America." Original video provided courtesy of the DeSoto National Memorial.
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