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The Vinland Sagas: The Norse Discovery of America Character Descriptions

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Character Descriptions

This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.

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Eirik the Red - This character is thought to have lived between 950 and around 1003. He is widely believed to have created the Norse settlement in Greenland. His parents were forced to leave Norway due to some killings, as the Vinland Sagas report. They then settled in western Iceland but then this character got involved in several killings which lead him to be declared an outlaw around 982. While he was not the first Icelandic settler of Greenland, he was the first permanent settler and he is also said to have named it...

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