Hernando de Soto marched across what is now eleven U.S. states, leaving a trail of destruction and disease.
Some men see the beginnings. The conquistador who first saw the Mississippi also took the Inca highway to fabulous Cuzco.
A hurricane sank a fleet in Pensacola Bay 450 years ago, dooming the first major European attempt to colonize North America, a story that archaeologists are just now fleshing out
As slaves, Cabeza de Vaca and his companions were forced to cope with native North America on its own terms, bridging two worlds that had remained apart for 12,000 years or more.
In Florida the great conquistador hoped to find a Golconda. Instead, he found a Golgotha.