The Vinland Sagas: The Norse Discovery of America Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

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* Thorvald and his son Eirik the Red leave Norway because of some killings and settle in Iceland.

* Thorvald dies, and Eirik is banished. Eirik takes his wife and son, Leif, to the south.

* There Eirik gets into another fight and is sentenced with outlawry.

* Eirik leaves Iceland to look for land rumored to exist in the west. He discovers and explores Greenland.

* Eirik returns to Iceland and gathers people to emigrate to Greenland.

* Twenty five boats leave for Greenland but only fourteen boats of people make the trip successfully.

* Many people take possession of land and Greenland is settled.

* Bjarni, son of Herjolf Bardarson, is a wealthy merchant who spends much time away from home.

* He is surprised to find when he returns that his father has emigrated to Greenland.

* He immediately heads to...

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