The Search for Mabila

The Search for Mabila

The Decisive Battle Between Hernando De Soto and Chief Tascalusa

eBook - 2009
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One of the most profound events in sixteenth-century North America was a ferocious battle between the Spanish army of Hernando de Soto and a larger force of Indian warriors under the leadership of a feared chieftain named Tascalusa. The site of this battle was a small fortified border town within an Indian province known as Mabila. Although the Indians were defeated, the battle was a decisive blow to Spanish plans for the conquest and settlement of what is now the southeastern United States. For in that battle, De Soto's army lost its baggage, including all proofs of the richness of the landp.
Publisher: Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©2009
ISBN: 9780817382421
0817382429
Characteristics: 1 online resource (x, 277 pages) : illustrations, maps
Additional Contributors: Knight, Vernon J.

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