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The Vinland Sagas: The Norse Discovery of America Chapter Summary & Analysis - Grænlendinga Saga, Chapters 7 - 9, Karlsefni in Vinland, Freydis in Vinland, Karlsefni's Descendants Summary

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Grænlendinga Saga, Chapters 7 - 9, Karlsefni in Vinland, Freydis in Vinland, Karlsefni's Descendants Summary and Analysis

In the same summer Gudrid returns to live with Leif, Thorfinn Karlsefni arrived in Greenland from Norway. He had great wealth and spent the winter with Leif Eiriksson. Karlsefni fell in love with Gudrid and they were engaged. Many encouraged Karlsefni to make the trip to Vinland. He yielded and gathered sixty men and five women to go with him. They agreed to share equally in the profits and took livestock in order to make permanent settlement.

Karlsefni asked Leif for housing in Vinland and Leif lent the houses to him. After setting sail, Karlsefni's crew arrived safely. They set up camp and let the livestock out to graze. Karlsefni had timber cut down to make a cargo hold for the...

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