Unformatted text preview: Though the Spanish were initially greeted with guarded friendliness by the leader of the town, known to the writer as “the Lady of Cofitachequi,” De Soto orders his men to leave shortly after they had arrived. Why does the writer say that De Soto (who he calls the Governor) wanted to leave? What reasons did De Soto give his men for moving on? From this piece, what would you say were the reasons the Spanish explorers were unable to “colonize” or “conquer” Cofitachequi? Why had a similar Spanish voyage succeeded in conquering the much larger Aztec city of Tenochtitlan, but this voyage against Cofitachequi failed?...
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- Spring '08
- History, Native Americans in the United States, Soto, Hernando de Soto, Don Ferdinando De Soto