TITLE

Viking Farewell

AUTHOR(S)
Wallace, Birgitta
PUB. DATE
December 2006
SOURCE
Beaver;Dec2006/Jan2007, Vol. 86 Issue 6, p16
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article investigates why the Norse abandon North America. According to the sagas, it was Leif Eriksson, the half-brother of Freydis, Erik the Red's daughter, who led the first Norse voyage to the New World. So significant was this discovery that Leif named this third land Vinland, Land of Wine (probably the coasts of the Gulf of St. Lawrence). Leif returned to Greenland and upon the death of Erik, he assumed the role of chief. INSETS: The Vinland Sagas;L'Anse aux Meadows.
ACCESSION #
23509301

 

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