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Leif Ericson

Leif Ericson was a Viking explorer. The son of Erik the Red, he is said to have visited the New World early in the second century A.D.

Leif Ericson Brief Biography
A student just like you wrote and illustrated this account of the life of the famous Viking explorer. This site gives special mention to the Ericson visit to Vinland, thought to be in Nova Scotia, in 1000.

Leif Ericson: Icelander or Norwegian?
This debate is still ongoing. Was he from Iceland or Norway? Both claims are valid. Read for yourself.

The Discovery of America by Leif Ericson
This sites describes Leif Ericson's background and voyage. The name of the source is The Saga of Eric the Red. This can be difficult reading, but it is a great primary source.

Viking and Scandinavian History
These resources give you a general overview of the history of the period. Special emphasis is on Leif Ericson and other Viking and Scandinavian explorers.

Sites for Families: Vikings
Play some games, read some stories, and learn all about the Vikings at this helpful site. The emphasis here is on fun and family and learning.

The Viking Network
This excellent site is handsomely illustrated. The writing is good, too. Follow Leif as he grows up in the footsteps of his warlord father and then makes his own name in the history books.

 Graphics courtesy of ArtToday

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