posted on Jan, 15 2003 @ 09:06 PM
I can't remember who it was that first mentione here that indians and vikings had quarrels...I refuted it from the evidence he gave but apparently it
is true, though not all of his claims were
Vikings did settle as far south as New York and here is where the Native Americans made their first move, which was by far unwarrented.
The Vikings that settled there from the New Foundland colony, were few and had no weapons with them, meaning that when the hostilities began they
could only fashion weapons of wood and stone and promptly fled.
The Vikings came in peace and as they had been trading with the inuits in Greenland so they started trading with the Indians in the New York region,
right where New York City is today.
There was a problem however, Indians there were lactose intollerant, and when they traded for milk they promptly got sick.
But rather than acting like civilized people and questioning the quality of the Viking's goods, they decided they'd just kill all the vikings
They obviously failed though, since much of this settlement got away to later recount the tales in the Sagas, but as it says in the saga, "We left
because we knew we could never live there in peace, and without fear of attack."
It doesn't sound like the Native American peoples in the New England area were very receptive of guests ever...for 600 years later Europeans would
again come across the sea, and recieve the same treatment.
Only this time, instead of leaving permanently, they returned with Guns, guess the indians bit off more than they could chew that time.