In search of gold and silver, along with trying to find a shortcut to china, Spanish explorer and conquistador Hernando de Soto ends up exploring the Southeastern portion of the United States and thereby crossing the Mississipi river ending up in Texas.
Hernando de Soto was a Spanish explorer and conquistador who led the first European expedition deep into the territory
Of the modern-day United States, and the first documented European to have crossed the Mississipi River.
There are some places named after him these are some of them:In Florida there is De Soto County,De Soto City,
Fort De Soto, and De Soto National Memorial but there are many more.Hernando De Soto was a great explorer.
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