Hernando De Soto West Indies

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Hernando de Soto was born c. 1500 to a noble but poor family in Jerez de los caballeros, spain. He was raised at the family manner. Soto’s family hoped he would become a lawyer, but he told his dad he wanted to explore the west indies. As de Soto wished he was invited to join Davila on his expedition to the west indies. De Soto was an excellent horseman and appointed captain of a cavalry troop. Setting out from Panama to Nicaragua and later Honduras, de Soto quickly proved his worth as an explorer and trader, he reaped large profits through his bold and commanding exchanges with the naives. Davila, the governor of Darien sponsored Soto on his expedition to the west indies. Francisco Pizarro sponsored de soto on his expedition to conquer peru.
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