Pre-Columbian Contact with the New World

Apr 2010
998
evergreen state, USA
#51
There is or was a theory that Japanese landed in California. In this case, it was a drift across the Pacific with 2 or 3 men still alive. They were adopted by a tribe and together migrated east to become the Zuni tribe. I have a paperback book all about it, but I don't know where it is now. Anyway, it was written before DNA testing was used to prove or disprove such tales.
 
Oct 2016
91
Ashland
#52
That is actually commonly accepted. The Inuit arrived in Alaska in 1000 AD. They were the last of the indigenous people groups to arrive in the New World.

Contact with Viking settlers and a group of invaders known as the Skraeling were recorded in the Icelandic Annals. This account is believed to describe the arrival of the Inuit in Greenland.

The Last Vikings
When Ari wrote about Erik the Red's discovery of broken boats and pots in Greenland, he was already familiar with the westward voyages of Leif Eriksson and others, who had apparently(from the Sagas) encountered both Algonquin speakers and Inuits in what is now Labrador and Newfoundland (Vinland, they called it.) Both the Norse Greenlanders and Ari lumped the originators of these artifacts to the same folk: skraelings.
There were actually two distinct cultures of those folks who reached Greenland: Dorset and Thule. The earlier was replaced. across the North, by the latter, wich also finished off the Norse settlements in Greenland.
***Thanks to all who Posted on this thread: a very interesting subject and one on which the last word is yet to be spoken.
 
Oct 2016
91
Ashland
#53
That is actually commonly accepted. The Inuit arrived in Alaska in 1000 AD. They were the last of the indigenous people groups to arrive in the New World.

Contact with Viking settlers and a group of invaders known as the Skraeling were recorded in the Icelandic Annals. This account is believed to describe the arrival of the Inuit in Greenland.

The Last Vikings
When Ari wrote about Erik the Red's discovery of broken boats and pots in Greenland, he was already familiar with the westward voyages of Leif Eriksson and others, who had apparently(from the Sagas) encountered both Algonquin speakers and Inuits in what is now Labrador and Newfoundland (Vinland, they called it.) Both the Norse Greenlanders and Ari lumped the originators of these artifacts to the same folk: skraelings.
There were actually two distinct cultures of those folks who reached Greenland: Dorset and Thule. The earlier was replaced. across the North, by the latter, wich also finished off the Norse settlements in Greenland.
***Thanks to all who Posted on this thread: a very interesting subject and one on which the last word is yet to be spoken.
 

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