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Hernando de Soto

These Spanish conquistadores were some real mean sons of bitches.

This much you gotta hand them, though: They didn't make any bones about it; they just made bones. They weren't there to trade twenty bucks worth of beads for a whole island. They were there to kill the men, capture the women, enslave the whole bunch of them, grab the island, and work them literally all literally to death digging literally gold out of the earth. They weren't pioneers, settlers, or colonists. They were conquistadores. And they weren't too bashful to let you know it.

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  1. Spain
  2. Cuba
  3. Tampa
  4. Juan Ortiz
  5. Central Florida
  6. Tallahassee
  7. Georgia
  8. South Carolina
  9. North Carolina
  10. Tennessee
  11. Georgia again
  12. Alabama
  13. Tennessee again
  14. Kentucky
  15. Indiana
  16. Illinois
  17. Missouri
  18. Arkansas
  19. Death
  20. Texas
  21. Arkansas again
  22. Mississippi river
  23. The Gulf
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