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Algonquian-speaking people dominated the Atlantic coast from Canada to Florida; they included the Micmacs and Algonquin in Canada, the Pequots in New England, the Lenapes of the middle Atlantic region, and members of the Powhatan confederacy in what became Virginia. Many of the Iroquois lived in the Finger Lakes area of central New York State. They belonged to five tribes: the Mohawks, Oneidas, Onondagas, Cayugas, and Senecas, from east to west, who banded together in the Iroquois confederacy. Indians of the eastern woodlands had much in common.

Unknown to Coronado, an expedition led by Hernando de Soto, governor of Cuba, came within a few hundred miles of his own company at about the same time. In 1539, de Soto and about six hundred troops landed in Tampa Bay. Over the next three years they trekked through the Southeast, exploring lands hitherto unknown to the Spanish. They plundered the towns of the Apalachees and other Florida Indians who were part of the Mississippian cultures, with temple mounds and long-range trading networks. Stealing food, taking Indians as slaves, and killing those who resisted, de Soto’s men marched north from the Florida peninsula, through central Georgia to the Carolinas, then west across the Appalachians into the Tennessee River valley.

12 CHAPTER 1 Contact, Conflict, and Exchange in the Atlantic World, to 1590 the rise and fall of empires and had developed diverse, complex cultures by the time Europeans arrived on their shores. The Atlantic Slave Trade Begins Over the course of four centuries, beginning in the 1440s, Africa lost more than 10 million people to the Atlantic slave trade. Slavery had existed in Africa and throughout the Mediterranean for centuries before the Portuguese arrived on the West African coast. African slavery was different, however, from the institution that developed in the Americas.

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