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Author Clayton, Lawrence A
Title The de Soto Chronicles Vol 1 And 2 : The Expedition of Hernando de Soto to North America In 1539-1543
Imprint Alabama : University of Alabama Press, 1995
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Note Intro -- Contents -- Illustrations -- Board of Advisers -- Contributors -- Foreword by Lawrence A. Clayton -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Notes on Translations and Names -- Introduction: The De Soto Expedition, a Cultural Crossroads by Paul E. Hoffman -- The Account by a Gentleman from Elvas (Translated and Edited by James Alexander Robertson with Footnotes and Updates to Robertson's Notes by John H. Hann) -- Relation of the Island of Florida by Luys Hernández de Biedma (Newly Translated and Edited by John E. Worth with Footnotes by John E. Worth and Charles Hudson) -- Account of the Northern Conquest and Discovery of Hernando de Soto by Rodrigo Rangel (Newly Translated and Edited by John E. Worth with Footnotes by John E. Worth and Charles Hudson) -- The Cañete Fragment: Another Narrative of Hernando de Soto by Eugene Lyon -- Parallel Itinerary of the Expedition -- Selected Items from Narratives of the Career of Hernando de Soto in the Conquest of Florida (Translated by Buckingham Smith for the Bradford Club, New York, 1866) -- Conveyance of Dower by the Widow of Pedrárias Dávila to Hernando de Soto, in Consideration of the Espousal of Her Daughter -- Letter of Hernando de Soto Respecting Concessions He Desires Shall Be Obtained for Him at Court -- Concession Made by the King of Spain to Hernando de Soto of the Government of Cuba and Conquest of Florida, with the Title of Adelantado -- Royal Cedula Permitting Juan de Añasco to Traffic with the Indians of Florida, So Long as There Are No Duties on Imports in That Province -- Will of Hernando de Soto -- Letter to the King of Spain from Officers at Havana in the Army of de Soto -- Letter of Hernando de Soto at Tampa Bay to the Justice and Board of Magistrates in Santiago de Cuba
Letter to Charles V from the Justice and Board of Magistrates of Santiago de Cuba, Giving a Statement of Occurrences on the Island -- El Adelantado Don Hernando de Soto by Rocío Sánchez Rubio (Translated by Eduardo Kortright) -- Hernando De Soto: A Brief Biography by Paul E. Hoffman -- Some New Translations of De Soto Documents from the General Archive of the Indies, Seville (Selected and Introduced by Rocío Sánchez Rubio, Translated by David Bost) -- 1. Naming of Captain Hernando de Soto as Lieutenant Governor of Cuzco, 1534 -- 2. Cédula Real Permitting the Ships Going to the Indies to Go in the Company of de Soto's Armada, 1537 -- 3. Cédula Real Requiring the Ships Going toward the Indies to Do So in the Company of Hernando de Soto, 1538 -- 4. Authorization for Doña Isabel de Bobadilla to Bring Three Slave Women to the Island of Cuba for Her Service, 1538 -- 5. Interrogation for the Concession of the Habit of Santiago to Hernando de Soto, 1538 (transcription of Antonio del Solar and José de Rújula) -- 6. Power Granted by the Adelantado Hernando de Soto to His Wife, Isabel de Bobadilla, 1539 (from the transcription of Antonio del Solar y Taboada and José de Rújula) -- 7. Inventory of the Assets Left by the Adelantado Hernando de Soto Following His Death, 1543 -- Indian Proper Names in the Four Narratives -- Glossary -- Introduction to Bibliography of De Soto Studies by Jeffrey P. Brain and Charles R. Ewen -- Bibliography of De Soto Studies by Jeffrey P. Brain and Charles R. Ewan -- Index -- Volume 2 -- Contents -- ILLUSTRATIONS -- FOREWORD -- GARCILASO DE LA VEGA, THE INCA -- LA FLORIDA -- APPENDIX: GENEALOGY OF GARCÍ PÉREZ DE VARGAS -- INDEX
1993 Choice Outstanding Academic Book, sponsored by Choice Magazine. The De Soto expedition was the first major encounter of Europeans with North American Indians in the eastern half of the United States. De Soto and his army of over 600 men, including 200 cavalry, spent four years traveling through what is now Florida, Georgia, Alabama, North  and South Carolina, Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Texas. For anthropologists, archaeologists, and historians the surviving De Soto chronicles are valued for the unique ethnological information they contain. These documents, available here in a two volume set, are the only detailed eyewitness records of the most advanced native civilization in North America- the Mississippian culture- a culture that vanished in the wake of European contact.
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Clayton, Lawrence A. The de Soto Chronicles Vol 1 And 2 : The Expedition of Hernando de Soto to North America In 1539-1543 Alabama : University of Alabama Press,c1995 9780817308247
Subject Southern States - Discovery and exploration - Spanish - Sources
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Alt Author Brain, Jeffrey P
Crowley, Frances G
Hann, John H
Hoffman, Paul
Hudson, Charles
Knight, Vernon James, Jr
Kortright, Eduardo
Lyon, Eugene
Moore, Edward C
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