THE FIRST EUROPEANS SEEKING
A BETTER LIFE IN A BETTER LAND AMERICA
By Lars-Ole Mortensen
Scandinavians, thrust out to sea by the inhospitable nature of their rugged peninsula, became the greatest voyagers of the Dark Age. In the 9th century, the Scandinavians pushed the Irish out of Iceland and made that island their base for voyages to Greenland.
Eric the Red founded Brattahlid on Western Coast of Greenland around the tenth century. Leif Ericsson, also named Leif the… Continue