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Desoto Discovers the Mississippi
Discovery of the Mississippi by DeSoto
William Henry Powell’s dramatic and brilliantly colored canvas was the last of the eight large historical paintings in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda commissioned by the Congress. It shows Spanish conquistador and explorer Hernando De Soto (1500–1542), riding a white horse and dressed in Renaissance finery, arriving at the Mississippi River at a point below Natchez on May 8, 1541. De Soto was the first European documented to have seen the river.
Battle of King's Mountain
A detailed account of the Battle of King's Mountain from American History.
Lengel, Edward G. "Southern showdown." American History 50.2 (2015): 34+. US History Collection. Web. 27 July 2015.
The Fall of Major Ferguson at King's Mountain
Lamb, Roger. "The Fall of Major Ferguson at King's Mountain." The American Revolution. Woodbridge, CT: Primary Source Media, 1999. American Journey. U.S. History in Context. Web. 12 Aug. 2015.
John Sevier and William Blount
Cumberland Gap to 1760
PREHISTORIC TRAILS IN THE UPPER CUMBERLAND RIVER BASIN
Academic paper by geography and anthropology Prof. Charles Dupier, Jr. This paper will explore the prehistoric trail network in one comparatively small area--the valley of the upper Cumberland river in Southeastern Kentucky.
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