01 Jul 2022 | Arctic History

How Leif Erikson Found the New World

canvas oil Leif Eriksson Discovers America Christian 1892

We now know that Christopher Columbus was not the first person to reach the New World. It certainly wasn’t a ‘new world’ to the people who lived there for millennia or even new to Europeans with evidence of Norse exploration and trade long before Columbus.  Leif Erikson, a Norse (Norwegian) explorer, would land on Baffin Island […]

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