The Conquest Of Florida, Under Hernando De Soto Volume 2 by Theodore Irving

The Conquest Of Florida, Under Hernando De Soto Volume 2

byTheodore Irving

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1835 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER V. Tuscaloosa, his steed and raiment--His village--Mysterious disappearance of two soldiers--Arrival at the village of Mauvila. 1540. After a halt of two days, the Governor continued his march accompanied by Tuscaloosa, whom, for his own security, he kept with him. De Soto, as usual, ordered that a horse should be provided for the Cacique; but for some time they sought in vain for one of sufficient size and strength to bear so gigantic a rider. At length they found a stout hackney, belonging to the Governor, which, from its powerful frame, was used as a pack-horse; when, however, the Cacique bestrode it, his feet nearly touched the ground. The Governor had given Tuscaloosa a dress of scarlet cloth, and a flowing mantle of the same, which, with his towering plumes, added to the grandeur of his appearance, and made him conspicuous among the steel-clad warriors around him. After a march of thirty-six leagues, they arrived at the principal village called Tuscaloosa, from which the province and the Cacique derived their name. Like Talise, it was situated upon a peninsula formed by the windings of the same river, which had here become wider and deeper.f During the following day the Spaniards were busily employed in passing the stream on light rafts made of reeds and dry wood, the inhabitants not having any canoes. As the river was gentle, the troops crossed it without difficulty, but not having completed their transit until near sunset, they encamped for the night in a beautiful valley about a league beyond. The next morning two soldiers were missing. This town is called Piache by the Portuguese Narrator. f It is supposed that this was really the Alabama river, formed by the confluence of the Coosa and Talapooso, (the latter being the stream which flowed...

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Title:The Conquest Of Florida, Under Hernando De Soto Volume 2Format:PaperbackDimensions:54 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:February 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217113761

ISBN - 13:9780217113762

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