The Norse Discovery of America: The historical background and the evidence of the Norse settlement discovered in Newfoundland

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Norwegian University Press, 1985 - Business & Economics - 573 pages

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Helge Ingstad is most known for his discovery of the location where Vikings landed in North America 500 years before Columbus. Norwegian by birth, he abandoned a lucrative law career to become a trapper in the Canadian Arctic, served as a governor in Greenland, and lived with the Apache Indians and Alaskan Eskimos. In addition to this book, Ingstad authored "East of the Great Glacier, The Viking Discovery of America, Westward to Vinland, East of the Great Glacier", and "Land of Feast and Famine". He died in 2001.