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When Hernando De Soto died who took over as leader of his expedition and led his group into East Texas?

When Hernando De Soto died who took over as leader of his expedition and led his group into East Texas?

Luis de Moscoso
Soon after, De Soto took ill with a fever. After his death on May 21, 1542 his comrades buried his body in the great river. His successor, Luis de Moscoso, led the remnants of the expedition (which was eventually decimated by half) on rafts down the Mississippi, finally reaching Mexico in 1543.

Where was Luis de Moscoso?

Badajoz, Spain
Luis de Moscoso Alvarado/Place of birth
Luis de Moscoso Alvarado, who assumed command of Hernando De Soto’s expedition upon the latter’s death, was born in Badajoz, Spain, in 1505, the son of Alonso Hernández Diosdado Mosquera de Moscoso and Isabel de Alvarado (otherwise given as Isabel de Figueroa), natives of Zafra.

How did Moscoso impact Texas?

While the expedition failed to find the gold and other riches that similar Spanish explorations had encountered in Central and South America, it did make the first major exploration into the interior of the North American continent and provided some of the earliest observations of Native American peoples, including the …

Who was Luis de Moscoso and what did he do?

Luis de Moscoso Alvarado was a member of Hernando De Soto’s expedition to explore La Florida-today’s southeastern United States-and to obtain gold and other riches from the native peoples of the North American continent.

Why did the Moscoso expedition come to Texas?

The primary goal of its surviving members was to find an overland route back to New Spain (now Mexico). Many attempts have been made to reconstruct the route of the expedition, nearly all of which bring it into Texas in the summer of 1542. Courtesy of the Texas State Historical Association.

What did Luis de Moscoso Alvarado discover in Peru?

As Alvarado explored the area, he and Pedro discovered several tribes in the Manabí Province. A proposed route for the de Soto and de Moscoso Expedition, based on Charles M. Hudson map of 1997. After returning to Peru, Alvarado and his two brothers decided to work with Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto.

When did Luis de Moscoso Alvarado take command?

Luis de Moscoso Alvarado assumed command of Hernando De Soto’s expedition upon the latter’s death. Luis de Moscoso Alvarado was born in Badajoz, Spain in 1505. He was the son of Alonso Hernández Diosdado Mosquera de Moscoso and Isabel de Alvarado (otherwise given as Isabel de Figueroa), natives of Zafra, Spain.