For over 100 years, people have debated where Vinland is located. This
book describes what sagas said, where Vikings landed, what interaction
they had with Natives, and what legacy they left Indians and early
European colonists. Fred Brown uses 33 years of studying Viking accounts
of journeys to America, genetic information, archaeological evidence, Old
Norse language remnants, and sailing experience to pinpoint yet another
Viking incursion in New England. His detective work to find Vinland is
brilliant and masterful.
"While you and I play golf, Fred Brown spends his off-hours researching
our past. After reading about possible areas visited by the Vikings and
descriptions of America in Viking legends, in 1976 Fred ventured out by
boat using Viking descriptions and archaeological finds in that theorized
area. He investigated documents from English settlers in the 1600s about
the light-skinned Indians, metal and smelting use by early Indians, odd
linguistic similarities to northwestern Europeans, and a peculiar resistance
to tuberculosis among Indians, genetically common to Europeans. He
concluded, and is not the only researcher to do so, that the Narragansett
and Wampanoag Indians of the region encountered by early English
settlers were, in fact, descendants of mixed Indian/Viking populations."
-Editor, Diane Holloway, Ph.D.