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Hernando de Soto

Tanya Larkin

Published December 3rd 2005
ISBN : 9780823955572
Hardcover
24 pages
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This exciting, richly illustrated series examines the lives of famous European explorers during the Age of Exploration, a time in which European countries sent explorers racing around the globe in attempts to gain land and riches. Using geography,MoreThis exciting, richly illustrated series examines the lives of famous European explorers during the Age of Exploration, a time in which European countries sent explorers racing around the globe in attempts to gain land and riches. Using geography, history, and biography, these books detail the routes that these explorers followed, the navigational equipment that they used, and the challenges that they faced, to create compelling documents of adventure and discovery. Students will come away from these books with a greater understanding of the individual lives of these explorers, the ways in which history and geography affect one another, and the difficult issues involved when one country claims a land that is already occupied by an indigenous population.Hernando de Soto defied his parents wishes that he become a lawyer and instead conquered the Incas at Cajamorca and fought for (and lost) what is now Florida. Students will be introduced to the difficult topics of land ownership and civil rights of both native peoples and newcomers.