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De Soto Arrives in North America: A Great Collision of Cultures

Hermann Trappman

Historian and artist Hermann Trappman describes the cultural clash when European explorers arrived on the North American continent that native peoples had long occupied. He sees the De Soto National Memorial in Tampa as a monument to the clash, and de Soto's expedition — which reached its nadir on Chickasaw soil.

Historian and artist Hermann Trappman describes the cultural clash when European explorers arrived on the North American continent.

Hernando de Soto Videos

In December 1540, Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto led an army of men across the Chikashsha, or modern-day Tombigbee River.


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