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ell us this battle lasted nine hours; that 11,000 Indians were slain, while the Spaniards lost 81 killed and nearly every Spanish warrior was wounded.
The killed included Rodriguez, a noble Portuguese of high rank, and two nephews of De Soto—Diego De Soto and Don Carlos Enriquez.
Many of the Spanish horses were killed and much of their provisions, clothing and stores of various description were destroyed.
The desperate condition of the Spaniards in a hostile wilderness, many of them seriousle journey he had many conflicts with the Indians, encountering a large force on the Black Warrior with which he had a very serious engagement.
He then turned into the Indian village of Chickasaw, near the site of the modern city of Columbus, Miss. De Soto and his followers had occupied five months in passing through what is now the State of Alabama.
They were met on the eastern border with the most hospitable and kindly treatment, which they returned with treachery, cruelty, injustice and des