The Resource Hernando de Soto : a savage quest in the Americas, David Ewing Duncan

Hernando de Soto : a savage quest in the Americas, David Ewing Duncan

Label
Hernando de Soto : a savage quest in the Americas
Title
Hernando de Soto
Title remainder
a savage quest in the Americas
Statement of responsibility
David Ewing Duncan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A sweeping, epic biography about a man and his times, Hernando de Soto begins shortly after Columbus's first voyage to the Americas. Born around 1500, Soto left home at fourteen for Central America, where he rose through the ranks of the conquistadors to become a feared and effective captain, slave trader, and political operative. In 1531, he joined forces with Francisco Pizarro in the conquest of the Incas, leading the vanguard to Cuzco as Pizarro's second-in-command. Five years later, Soto returned to Spain with a thousand pounds of plundered treasure. In 1539, Hernando de Soto touched down in the country he called La Florida, leading a glittering, armored Renaissance-era army of 600 men on the first major exploration of North America. Obsessed with finding a second Inca empire, Soto instead encountered the Mississippians, a sophisticated culture of mound and city builders, warriors, artisans, and diplomats whose society collapsed after Soto's destructive march through their territory. Unable to find his golden country, Soto pushed his men deeper into a literal and psychological wilderness, ravaged by exhaustion, starvation, and incessant warfare with the Mississippians. He died claiming to be a god to the local Indians, and was secretly buried in the Mississippi River, which he is credited (wrongly) with discovering
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Duncan, David Ewing
Dewey number
  • 970.01/6/092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E125.S7
LC item number
D86 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Soto, Hernando de
  • Explorers
  • Explorers
  • Southern States
Label
Hernando de Soto : a savage quest in the Americas, David Ewing Duncan
Link
https://openlibrary.org/books/OL1269534M
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 537-562) and index
Contents
Prologue: Soto "discovers" the Mississippi -- 1. Youth. Soto is born -- Across the ocean sea -- The scourge of God -- Balboa is dead -- The southern sea -- 2. Consolidation. The invasion of Nicaragua -- War of the captains -- Lord of Tosta -- Conspirator -- Isla de la Puna -- Empire of the four quarters -- 3. Fame. Cajamarca -- 13,000 pounds of gold -- The dash south -- The navel of the world -- Lord of Cuzco -- Back to Spain -- 4. Conquest. Armada -- Cuba bled dry -- Ocita -- The swamp of Cale -- Onward to Apalachee -- Anhaica -- 5. Obsession. Idylls of Georgia -- The pearls of Cofitachequi -- Lost opportunities -- The empire of Coosa -- Tascalusa's fire -- 6. Madness. Aftermath -- The wilderness -- Last chance -- March of death -- Epilogue
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xxxvii, 570 pages
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations, maps)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1035594552
  • (CaSfIA)hernandodesotosa00dunc
Label
Hernando de Soto : a savage quest in the Americas, David Ewing Duncan
Link
https://openlibrary.org/books/OL1269534M
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 537-562) and index
Contents
Prologue: Soto "discovers" the Mississippi -- 1. Youth. Soto is born -- Across the ocean sea -- The scourge of God -- Balboa is dead -- The southern sea -- 2. Consolidation. The invasion of Nicaragua -- War of the captains -- Lord of Tosta -- Conspirator -- Isla de la Puna -- Empire of the four quarters -- 3. Fame. Cajamarca -- 13,000 pounds of gold -- The dash south -- The navel of the world -- Lord of Cuzco -- Back to Spain -- 4. Conquest. Armada -- Cuba bled dry -- Ocita -- The swamp of Cale -- Onward to Apalachee -- Anhaica -- 5. Obsession. Idylls of Georgia -- The pearls of Cofitachequi -- Lost opportunities -- The empire of Coosa -- Tascalusa's fire -- 6. Madness. Aftermath -- The wilderness -- Last chance -- March of death -- Epilogue
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xxxvii, 570 pages
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations, maps)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1035594552
  • (CaSfIA)hernandodesotosa00dunc

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