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The De Soto Chronicles Vol 1 & 2
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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.


 

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Volume 1
  2. p. i
  1. Title Page
  2. p. ii
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  1. Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. ix-xiii
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  1. Illustrations
  2. p. xiv
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  1. Board Advisors
  2. pp. xv-xvi
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. xvii-xviii
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. xix-xx
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xxi-xxiii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xxiii-xxvi
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  1. Notes on Translations and Names
  2. pp. xxvii-xxx
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-18
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  1. THE ACCOUNT BY A GENTLEMAN FROM ELVAS
  2. pp. 19-20
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  1. FOREWORD to [Roberston volume one]
  2. pp. 21-xx
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  1. PREFACE to [Roberston Volume One]
  2. pp. 23-26
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  1. PREFACE to Roberston Volume Two
  2. pp. 27-32
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  1. CONTENTS
  2. pp. 33-42
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  1. ANDRE DE BURGOS TO THE PRUDENT READER
  2. pp. 43-46
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  1. FIRST. WHICH DECLARES WHO DON HERNANDO DE SOTO WAS, AND HOW HE OBTAINED THE GOVERNMENT OF FLORIDA.2
  2. p. 47
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  1. NOTES TO THE ELVAS NARRATIVE
  2. pp. 173-220
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  1. RELATION OF THE ISLAND OF FLORIDA
  2. pp. 221-222
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  1. Introduction: Biedma's Account of the Expedition
  2. pp. 223-224
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  1. RELATION OF THE ISLAND OF FLORIDA ... 15392
  2. pp. 225-246
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  1. ACCOUNT OF THE NORTHERN CONQUEST ANDDISCOVERY OF HERNANDO DE SOTO
  2. pp. 247-248
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  1. Introduction: Rangel's Account of the Expedition
  2. pp. 249-250
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  1. ONE
  2. p. 251
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  1. TWO
  2. pp. 252-287
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  1. THREE
  2. pp. 256-262
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  1. FOUR
  2. pp. 263-270
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  1. FIVE
  2. pp. 270-278
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  1. SIX
  2. pp. 279-292
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  1. SEVEN
  2. pp. 293-298
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  1. EIGHT
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  1. NINE, TEN
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  1. The Canete Fragment
  2. pp. 307-310
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  1. PARALLEL ITINERARY OF THE EXPEDITION
  2. pp. 311-354
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  1. SELECTED ITEMS FROM NARRATIVES OF THE CAREEROF HERNANDO DE SOTO IN THE CONQUESTOF FLORIDA
  2. pp. 355-381
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  1. El Adelantado Don Hernando de Soto
  2. pp. 382-420
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  1. Hernando de Soto
  2. pp. 421-459
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  1. SOME NEW TRANSLATIONS OF DE SOTO DOCUMENTS FROM THE GENERAL ARCHIVE OF THE INDIES, SEVILLE
  2. p. 461
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 463-498
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  1. INDIAN PROPER NAMES IN THE FOUR NARRATIVES
  2. pp. 499-502
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  1. Glossary
  2. pp. 503-505
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  1. Introduction to Bibliography of de Soto Studies
  2. pp. 507-514
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 515-550
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 551-569
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  1. Volume II
  2. pp. 608-609
  1. Title Page
  2. pp. 610-611
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  1. Copyright
  2. pp. 612-612
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  1. Contents
  2. p. v
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  1. Illustrations
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Foreword
  2. p. ix
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  1. Garcilaso de La Vega, The Inca
  2. pp. 1-24
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  1. LA FLORIDA
  2. pp. 25-30
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  1. CONTENTS
  2. p. 31
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  1. TO THE MOST EXCELLENT SENOR DON THEODOSIO OF PORTUGAL
  2. pp. 51-52
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  1. PREFACE TO THE READER
  2. pp. 53-58
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  1. FIRST BOOK OF THE HISTORY OF LA FLORIDA, BY THE INCA
  2. pp. 59-716
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  1. FIRST PARTOF THE SECOND BOOK OF THE HISTORY OF LA FLORIDA, BY THE INCA
  2. pp. 59-96
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  1. SECOND PARTOF THE SECOND BOOKOF THEHISTORY OF LA FLORIDA,BY THE INCA
  2. pp. 97-254
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  1. THIRD BOOK OF THE HISTORY OF LA FLORIDA, BY THE INCA
  2. pp. 255-376
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  1. FOURTH BOOK OF THE HISTORY OF LA FLORIDA, BY THE INCA
  2. pp. 377-426
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  1. FIRST PART OF THE FIFTH BOOK OF THE HISTORY OF LA FLORIDA, BY THE INCA
  2. pp. 427-452
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  1. SECOND PARTOF THE FIFTH BOOK OF THE HISTORY OF LA FLORIDA, BY THE INCA
  2. pp. 453-500
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  1. SIXTH BOOK OF THE HISTORY OF LA FLORIDA, BY THE INCA
  2. pp. 501-560
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  1. Appendix
  2. pp. 561-562
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  1. GENEALOGY OF GARCI PEREZ DE VARGAS
  2. pp. 563-576
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 577-588
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