The first cherokee enter their first major village, which is now covered by lake taugaloo. Where they built their houses out of mud, clay, or spanish moss.
Period: Jan 1, 1450 to
Jan 1, 1500
Hernando De Soto is born
De Soto was born in Villanueva de la Serena, Badajoz, Spain. But nobody knows or has the exact date in which De Soto was born.
Period: Mar 30, 1500 to May 21, 1542
Hernando De Soto
Hernando De Soto's Life of Adventure
Sep 26, 1514
De Soto left for the Indies
This was De Soto's first exploration, so he was still very new at this new type of career. He had many other people to help on the ship and was not to wealthy yet.
May 19, 1538
De Soto starts his 4 year voyage around the southeastern United States searching for gold, silver, and unfortunately native americans.
Aug 2, 1538
De Soto Gathers Men and Supplies
While De oto was governor in Cuba he gathered lots and lots of supplies and lots ofmen,like over 1000 men. he is now completely ready to start the voyage toLa Florida (Florida).
May 5, 1539
De Sotostarts his short trip toLa Florida. This Trip will take only a couple of days, but that doesn't mean the trip is not dangerous or important
May 6, 1539
Lands on La Florida
After the short voyage De Soto starts his exploration on La Florida after landing just North of where Tampa Bay would be later in the future.
Sep 28, 1540
De Soto arrives
De Soto of Spain, welcomes himself into the land of the Cherokee and is supposedly the first white man the Cherokee have seen, however the Cherokee were reported to have a wide variety of colors some "negro" and some "fair" skinned.
Apr 30, 1541
De Soto gets the fever
Apr 30, 1542
De Soto Gets the Fever
Hernando De Soto starts to get the symptoms of the fever after being exposed to the many diseases spreading through the United States.
May 21, 1542
Hernando de Sot Dies
Hernando de Sot dies of fever on the 21st day of May 1542. It was decided to bury his body on thebanks of the Mississippi River because of his love for that river and the things it helped him with.
Jul 27, 1542
Encounters with Natives
De Soto starts to make contact with native villages and clans. And with each contact comes lots of violence and brutality from De soto, especially when it comes to the Cherokee clan of the southeastern United Sates.
Trading between the Cherokee and English settlement begins.
The british (south carolina) government defines the Cherokee into five groups.
The cherokee went against North and South Carolina, some of the first whites they met.
small pox epidemic, a majority of the cherokee population was wiped out.
the cherokee war.
Impressed by the british they sided with them for the American Revolution. 1776-1783.
trail of tears
The people of the land started rounding up the Cherokee for voluntary removal and were hearded to forts, this is recognized as the begining of The Cherokee Trail Of Tears, that went on for a very long time.