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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Colonization of the Americas

Colonization of the Americas began as early as the 9th century CE, when Norsemen explored and settled areas of the North Atlantic, including the coastal plains of North America as far south as Florida.[1] 

The Norsemen also settled the Mississippi River Basin from the Hudson Bay to the Gulf of Mexico.  They rowed boats over the water route from Greenland, through Hudson Bay, up the Nelson River, through Lake Winnipeg, up the Red River, over the Minnesota Horst, and throughout the Mississippi basin.  Alexander Lake was the terminus of the rowboat route from Greenland.  The archaeological term for this era is the “Mississippi Culture.

The Norse colony in Greenland lasted for almost 500 years. During that time the Norse settled most of the land in eastern America.   For 200 years the frontier expanded out of Lake Alexandria, MN. at the rate of 10 miles per year. During that time the Norse culture reached the Atlantic Coast, the Rocky Mountains, and the Gulf of Mexico.

While the language was based on Old Norse, several regional dialects developed.  Voyages from Greenland continued to collect timber are likely to have occurred for some time. 

Most of the Old Norse region adopted the Catholic religion.  Genesis was memorized by most youth.


The knowledge that the people of America knew Genesis has been known for two centuries.

The language distribution has been known for over a century.

The Old Norse language along the coast and in the Mississippi basin has been known for a half-century.

Are the kids learning about these facts in school?

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