Hernando De Soto: The Interactions Between Europeans And Native Americans

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The interactions between the Europeans and the Native Americans were far from peaceful. For example, when Hernando de Soto came to the Americas with his 200 horses, 600 soldiers, and 300 pigs, he devastated the Indian villages in the four years that he was on American soil. It was hardly fair for the Indians, because they were not used to the violent techniques used by Soto and his men, and they had never seen an army with guns and horses. However, despite all the violence that Soto caused, the worst the he did was not killing the Indians, it was bringing his pigs. The pigs that Soto brought were disease-ridden and it only took a couple pigs that escapes the clutches of Soto and his army to wreak havoc for the Indians. When just a couple pigs

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