His strategy as he met with each new tribe was to take hostages and to
release them only after the chief agreed to lead his expedition to the
territory of the next tribe."
|Photo credit: Still frame from "Hernando DeSoto in America." Original video provided courtesy of the DeSoto National Memorial.
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