Burial of De Soto

In the course of his long and weary wanderings, he came to a river more than a mile across. The Indians told him it was the Mississippi, or the Great River. In discovering it, De Soto had found the largest river in North America; he had also found his own grave, for he died shortly after, and was secretly buried at midnight in its muddy waters.



The Beginner's American History
By D. H. Montgomery
Available from www.gutenberg.org

Published in 1893

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