List of sites and peoples visited by the Hernando de Soto Expedition
This is a list of sites and peoples visited by the Hernando de Soto Expedition in the years 1539–1543. In May 1539, de Soto left Havana, Cuba, with nine ships, over 620 men and 220 surviving horses and landed at Charlotte Harbor, Florida. This began his three-year odyssey through the Southeastern North American continent, from which de Soto and a large portion of his men would not return. They met many varied Native American groups, most of them belonging to the widespread Mississippian culture. Only a few of these cultures survived into the seventeenth century. The others' only appearance in the written historical record was in the accounts of de Soto's expedition.
- Alachua culture
- Northern Utina
- Narváez expedition's "Bay of Horses"
- Muskogean languages
- Ocute chiefdom
- Coosa chiefdom
- Telfair County, Georgia
- Casqui, believed by many archaeologists to be the same as the site of the Parkin Archeological State Park.
- Pacaha, believed by many archaeologists to be the Nodena Site.
- Tunica people
- Anilco, possibly the Menard Complex in the southeastern corner of the state.
- Aays Caddo confederacy.
- Alabama language
- Caddoan languages
- Cherokee language
- Chickasaw language
- Choctaw language
- Creek language
- Etowah Indian Mounds
- Lake Jackson Mounds Archaeological State Park
- Lake Village, Arkansas
- Mississippian culture
- Moundville Archaeological Site
- Natchez Trace
- Ocmulgee National Monument
- Pisgah Phase
- Southeastern Ceremonial Complex
- Timucua language
- Yazoo tribe
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