Italian navigator who discovered the New World in the service of Spain while looking for a route to China (1451-1506)
Hernando De Soto
Spanish Conquistador; explored in 1540's from Florida west to the Mississippi with six hundred men in search of gold; discovered the Mississippi, a vital North American river, kidnapped the Lady of Cfitachiqui
Gentleman of Elvas
Kept a journal detailing DeSoto's exploration. His journal tells about the Lady of Cofitachiqui.
Spainish explorer.1566 led 2 expeditions to explore the interior of SC,
Brought French Huguenots to the area near present day Beaufort in 1562
to get possession of by force
someone who travels into little known regions
the mineral the native Americans gave DeSoto that was not the gold he wanted.