Recovering a lost chapter in North American history

A journey to Greenland Rev. Duane Lindberg Waterloo, Iowa It was an exciting adventure to journey to Greenland in August 2022 to explore the remains of the Norse colonies in North America —a lost chapter of American history. I use the word “lost” because American history textbooks either dismiss in silence the 450-year history of the Norse presence in North America (A.D. 985 – 1440) or acknowledge it only with a brief statement like: “Norse voyagers discover and briefly settle in northeastern North America.” Statements like this motivated me to go, see, and touch for myself, to document and to understand this lost chapter in American history, which began over 500 years bef
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