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Powell, William Henry, (1823-1879) De Soto's Discovery of the Mississippi.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08878.0002 Author/Creator: Powell, William Henry, (1823-1879) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Engraving Date: 1858 Pagination: 1 print : b&w ; 21.5 x 27 cm.

One engraving entitled "De Soto's Discovery of the Mississippi" dated 1858. Depicts De Soto, riding a white horse, arriving at the Mississippi River at a point below Natchez on May 8,1541. Native Americans watch in front of their tepees, and a chief holds out a peace pipe. Artillerymen with weapons, armor, and a cannon are pictured in the foreground. To the right, a monk prays as men set a crucifix in the ground. Published by Johnson, Fry & Co., New York. Based on the painting by William Henry Powell.

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