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    Juan Bautista de Anza

    1. Juan Bautista de Anza from Desert USA
    2. Juan Bautista de Anza facts from Discoverer's Web
    3. Anza, Juan Bautista de (Mexican explorer) from Discovery School
    4. Juan Bautista de Anza a short biography
    5. Web de Anza from the University of Oregon provides students and scholars with primary source documents and multimedia resources covering Juan Bautista de Anza's two overland expeditions from the Sonoran desert to northern California, Includes original journals, maps, an image gallery, and instructional ideas.
    6. Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail - trail history, biography, educational links, and more.

    Vasco Núñez de Balboa

    1. Vasco Núñez de Balboa - from the Thinkquest site : Who Goes There: European Exploration of the New World
    2. Discoverers Web: Vasco Nunez de Balboa - summary of this explorers adventures in the Americas.
    3. Nunez de Balboa is the First European to see the Pacific Ocean from the Americas: 1513 - from North Park University's Web Chronology Project.
    4. Vasco Nunez de Balboa - biography from the Hispanos Famosos site.
    5. Balboa, Vasco Nunez de (Spanish explorer) from Discovery School
    6. Vasco Nuñez de Balboa from Catholic Encyclopedia
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    Vitus Bering
    1. Vitus Bering from the Horsen's Museum in Denmark.
    2. Bering, Vitus from Discovery School
    3. Vitus Jonassen Bering 1681 -1741 from N.O.A.A.
    4. Vitus Bering - an article from the Danish Polar Center translated to English
    5. Vitus Bering short electronic encyclopedia entry
    6. Vitus Jonassen Bering biography from Netstate History
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    John & Sebastion Cabot
    1. John & Sebastion Cabot from the Mariner's Museum
    2. John Cabot from a 5th grader at Gander Academy in Newfoundland.
    3. John Cabot - from the Thinkquest site : Who Goes There: European Exploration of the New World
    4. The Cabot Dilemma: John Cabot's 1497 Voyage & the Limits of Historiography by Derek Croxton, a first year graduate student at the University of Virginia.
    5. John Cabot from Discovery School
    6. Cabot (Italian explorers) from Discovery School
    7. John & Sebastian Cabot from Catholic Encyclopedia
    8. John and Sebastian Cabot from the National Maritime Museum of England
    9. John Cabot: Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage - read up on the voyages of this mysterious European explorer at this Canadian Heritage site.
    10. John Cabot, his Voyage, and his ship "The Matthew"
    11. The Matthew- a celebration of the discovery of the 'Newfoundland' of America by John Cabot 500 years ago.
    12. John Cabot: Voyage to North America, 1497 from the Fordham University Modern History Sourcebook.

    Cabral, Pedro Alvares

    1. Cabral, Pedro Alvares (Portuguese explorer) from Discovery School
    2. Pedralvarez Cabral from the Catholic Encyclopedia
    3. Cabral - read up on this Portuguese explorer and his trip to India that ended up in Brazil in a 5th grade student report.
    4. Pedro Alvarez Cabral from the Fact Monster site

    Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo

    1. Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo short biography
    2. Estévan (Juan) Cabrillo from the Catholic Encyclopedia
    3. Cabrilho's Discovery of California from the Library of Congress
    4. Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo a short biography
    5. Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo from a California elementary student
    6. Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo from San Diego State
    7. Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo from the Southern California History site
    8. Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo from San Diego Biographies
    9. Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo from Discoveror's Web
    10. Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo
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    Jacques Cartier
    1. The Voyages of Jacques Cartier from the Mariner's Museum
    2. Jacques Cartier from the Discoverer's Web
    3. Jaques Cartier - from the Thinkquest site : Who Goes There: European Exploration of the New World
    4. Cartier, Jacques (French explorer) from Discovery School
    5. Jacques Cartier from Catholic Encyclopedia
    6. The Dragonhunter: Jacques Cartier - about the French explorer.
    7. Jacques Cartier: Explorer of the St. Lawrence
    8. Jacques Cartier, explorer from a 19th century book Our Country, Vol. 1
    9. Jacques Cartier (1491-1557) a short biography
    10. Jacques Cartier Biography - offers a brief profile of the early explorer of Canada.
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    Samuel de Champlain
    1. Samuel Champlain - a biography from Blu Pete in Nova Scotia.
    2. Champlain's 1607 Map of the east coast of North America from the Library of Congress.
    3. Samuel de Champlain, Voyages from the University of Kansas
    4. Champlain, Samuel de (French explorer) from Discovery School
    5. Samuel de Champlain from Catholic Encyclopedia
    6. Samuel de Champlain from the Hall of Explorers
    7. Samuel de Champlain from Blupete's Nova Scotia History Page
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    Christopher Columbus
    1. 1492 Exhibit from the Library of Congress
    2. The Columbus Navigation Homepage by Keith Pickering, computer systems consultant and Columbus historian living inWatertown, Minnesota.
    3. Columbus and the Age of Discovery from Millersville University, Lancaster, PA.
    4. Columbus's Ships from the Columbus Navigation Pages
    5. Columbus MythBusters from the Millersville University site. Read some common myths about Columbus and the truths about them.
    6. Christopher Columbus - from the Thinkquest site : Who Goes There: European Exploration of the New World
    7. Christopher Columbus from Discovery School
    8. Christopher Columbus from Catholic Encyclopedia
    9. Christopher Columbus and the Spanish Empire from the Department of History, The University of Calgary
    10. Christopher Columbus: A Culinary History - find out what Columbus and his crew had to eat on their various voyages.
    11. Columbus' Letter to the King and Queen of Spain, 1494 - letter Columbus wrote about the proposed colonization of the islands he had found on his 1492 mission. From the Medieval Sourcebook.
    12. Extracts from Columbus' Journal - read entries from his journal during the voyage of 1492. From the Medieval Sourcebook.
    13. Christopher Columbus: Internet Resources for His Life and Times - from The Franciscan Archive.
    14. Santa Maria - a reproduction of Columbus' main ship.
    15. Just Where Was Columbus? Pinpointing the explorer's whereabouts on October 12, 1492
    16. Looks Are Deceiving: the Portraits of Christopher Columbus No portraits are known to have been made of Columbus when he was alive. So what did he look like?
    17. Columbus in American History from University of Virginia
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    James Cook
    1. James Cook from the Mariner's Museum
    2. Captain Cook Study Unit The CCSU was formed in 1975 with officers in the USA and Australia. Officers now all are in the UK.
    3. Captain Cook Links from the CCSU.
    4. James Cook, Voyage of the Endeavor 1768-1771 by Volunteers in Technical Assistance
    5. James Cook from the LucidCafé Library
    6. James Cook from Seattle based JC Labs
    7. Cook, James (British explorer) from Discovery School
    8. Biography of Captain James Cook
    9. Captain Cook's Charts of America's Pacific Coast from the University of Virginia
    10. The Voyages of Captain Cook
    11. Captain James Cook, The World's Explorer
    12. The Endeavor Journal download the complete transcript to the Endeavour Journal of Joseph Banks.
    13. The First British Ship on the NW Coast includes journal excerpts.
    14. Hawaiian Native's Interpretation of Captain James Cook
    15. James Cook and the Introduction of Lime Juice in the British Navy
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    Francisco Vasquez de Coronado
    1. Francisco Vásquez de Coronado from the Discoverer's Web
    2. The Story of Coronado from History and Stories of Nebraska by Addison Erwin Sheldon, Director Nebraska Legislative Reference Bureau, Lecturer on Nebraska history and institutions, University of Nebraska
    3. Francisco Vásquez de Coronado from Dumas High School, Dumas, Arkansas.
    4. Francisco Vázquez de Coronado from the PBS companion site to the series The West.
    5. Map of Coronado's Journey from the National Parks Service collection at the University of Texas.
    6. Coronado from Desert USA magazine online.
    7. Francisco Vasquez de Coronado from the Thinkquest site : Who Goes There: European Exploration of the New World
    8. Coronado, Francisco Vasquez de (Spanish explorer) from Discovery School
    9. Francisco Vasquez de Coronado from Catholic Encyclopedia
    10. Coronado Explores what will become the Southwestern United States 1540-1542 from the North American Chronology at North Park University in Chicago.
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    Hernando de Cortés
    1. An Aztec Account of the Conquest of Mexico from the Internet Modern History Sourcebook at Fordham University, New York
    2. "Empires Past: Aztecs: Conquest" A ThinkQuest project
    3. Hernan Cortes from the University of Michigan. Includes a Timeline
    4. Hernando Cortez - from the Thinkquest site : Who Goes There: European Exploration of the New World
    5. Cortes, Hernando (Spanish conqueror) from Discovery School
    6. Hernando Cortés from Catholic Encyclopedia
    7. Hernando Cortez a short biography
    8. END OF AN EMPIRE: THE SPANISH CONQUEST OF MEXICO from the Concord Review
    9. Letters on the Texas Explorers: Cortez at Rice University
    10. Hernan Cortes Hub Links to more Cortes sites
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    Sir Francis Drake
    1. Sir Francis Drake Articles by Oliver Seeler, a writer and amateur historian living on the Mendocino Coast of California. Includes A Very Basic Biographical Sketch of Francis Drake as well as details of his explorations.
    2. Sir Francis Drake - from the Thinkquest site : Who Goes There: European Exploration of the New World
    3. Francis Drake from the Mariner's Museum
    4. Drake from a British adventure tour company
    5. Sir Francis Drake from the Marin County, CA Historical Society. Includes excerpts from notes taken by one of Drake's men.
    6. Francis Drake: The Voyage A Synopsis of the Circumnavigation adapted from my forthcoming book Francis Drake in Nova Albion - The Mystery Restored by Oliver Seeler.
    7. Sir Francis Drake from Discovery School
    8. Sir Francis Drake - a short biography
    9. Sir Francis Drake and the Golden Hind Info on his exploration and piracy.
    10. Sir Francis Drake, navigator and privateer.
    11. Sir Francis Drake's Famous Voyage Round The World, 1580 from the Fordham University Modern History Sourcebook
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    Estévanico (Estéban)
    1. Turn Back Time by Bennie J. McRae, Jr. - Researcher and Site Manager of the Lest We Forget internet site dedicated to blacks in history.
    2. Estevanico - read about the amazing adventures of this African slave also knows as Estevan, Esteban, Estebanico, Black Stephen, and Stephen the Moor from the Handbook of Texas.
    3. History of Estévanico from the Estévanico Society
    4. Estevanico (Moroccan explorer) from Discovery School
    5. Estevanico the Moor: Slave and Explorer from About.com Also available in Spanish
    6. Estévanico from Las Culturas

    Sir Martin Frobisher

    1. Sir Martin Frobisher a short biograhy
    2. Martin Frobisher - Canadian Arctic Fact File
    3. Inuit and Englishmen : The Nunavut voyages of Martin Frobisher - commemorating Frobisher's exploration of the Eastern Arctic in search of the Northwest Passage in the late 16th century.
    4. Martin Frobisher from Enchanted Learning
    5. Who Is Martin Frobisher? from the Internet Public Bookshelf
    6. Martin Frobisher from the PBS Empire of the Bay site
    7. Martin Frobisher Links from the Gander Academy
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    Vasco da Gama
    1. Vasco da Gama Arrives in India
    2. Vasco da Gama from the Catholic Encyclopedia
    3. Vasco da Gama Report by Austin, Texas elemenatry student. Includes map.
    4. Vasco da Gama Short Article & map.
    5. Vasco da Gama, Potuguese Explorer from Discovery School.
    6. Vasco da Gama Arrives in India from North Park University - Chicago.
    7. The Voyage to India and Those Who Influenced It a college term paper.
    8. Admiral Dom Vasco da Gama - bio of the explorer and knight commander of the Military Order of Christ.
    9. Remembering to Forget Vasco da Gama's 500th anniversary touches a raw nerve in former Portugues colony of Goa.
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    Prince Henry the Navigator

    1. Prince Henry the Navigator - from the Thinkquest site : Who Goes There: European Exploration of the New World
    2. Prince Henry the Navigator from the Catholic Encyclopedia
    3. Henry the Navigator - brief biography of this explorer from the Mariner's Museum.
    4. Prince Henry the Navigator from Mr. Dowling's Virtual Classroom
    5. Henry the Navigator from the Discoveror's Web
    6. The Terrible Transformation Explores the role of Prince Henry's expeditions in the beginning of the slave trade. PBS Site.
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    Henry Hudson
    1. Half Moon Replica -- The Ship Sailed by Henry Hudson
    2. Half Moon - Henry Hudson's ship
    3. Henry Hudson biography and maps of his voyages from the Mariner's Museum
    4. Canadian Arctic Profiles: Henry Hudson - page of accomplishments and interesting facts about this Arctic explorer.
    5. Henry Hudson an extensive biography by Ian Chadwick
    6. Henry Hudson and Early Hudson River History from the Hudson River Maritime Museum
    7. Henry Hudson Explorer of the Hudson River -- By The Half Moon Press of Westchester County, NY
    8. Ian Chadwick's Biography of Henry Hudson, 17th century explorer
    9. Hudson, Henry (English Explorer) from Discovery School
    10. Henry Hudson: An Englishman in Dutch Service - brief biography of this explorer who unsuccessfully searched for a western passage to the East Indies.
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    Louis Joliet
    1. Marquette & Jolliet from the Thinkquest Junior Explorers of the Millennium project
    2. Louis Jolliet - from the Thinkquest site : Who Goes There: European Exploration of the New World
    3. Jolliet, Louis (French-Canadian explorer) from Discovery School
    4. Louis Joliet from the Catholic Encyclopedia

    Father Eusebio Francisco Kino

    1. Desert USA: Father Eusebio Francisco Kino - biography of this Jesuit missionary who was one of the early Spanish explorers of the deserts of the American Southwest.
    2. University of Arizona Library -Eusebio Francisco Kino - Spanish missionary who introduced Christianity and the Spanish Empire to what is now a wide area of southern Arizona and northern Sonora, Mexico.
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    Rene Robert Cavalier Sieur de La Salle

    1. Rene Robert Cavalier Sieur de La Salle from the Texas State Historical Commission
    2. René-Robert-Cavelier Sieur de La Salle from the Catholic Encyclopedia
    3. LaSalle Chronology from Texas State Historical Commission.
    4. Rene-Robert de La Salle - from the Thinkquest site : Who Goes There: European Exploration of the New World Exploration of the New World
    5. LaSalle from Rice University
    6. La Salle, Sieur de (French explorer)from Discovery School
    7. Sieur de la Salle, Robert Cavelier biography of this French explorer
    8. NOVA: Voyage of Doom - explores French explorer Robert Cavelier Sieur de La Salle's ship, La Belle, which sank off the coast of Texas in 1686, and the artifacts it held, and also examines ownership issues of sunken ships.
    9. Sieur de La Salle's Fateful Landfall - abstract, with photos, of an article originally published in the April 1997 issue of Smithsonian Magazine.
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    Ferdinand Magellan
    1. Ferdinand Magellan from the Mariner's Museum
    2. Fernao De Magalhaes from the Magellan Group (business consultants)
    3. Ferdinand Magellan, Explorer from the Explorers of the Millennium site
    4. Ferdinand Magellan, the Greatest Voyager of Them All from the Millersville University Site
    5. Ferdinand Magellan - from the Thinkquest site : Who Goes There: European Exploration of the New World
    6. Magellan, Ferdinand (Portuguese navigator) from Discovery School
    7. Ferdinand Magellan from Catholic Encyclopedia
    8. First Circumnavigation of the Globe by Magellan: 1519-1522 - description of Magellan's amazing voyage from North Park University's Web Chronology Project.
    9. Magellan in Guam - Magellan's starving crew happened upon Guam in 1521 and thus was able to complete the first circumnavigation of the globe.
    10. Magellan's Voyage Round the World, 1519-1522 CE - from the Fordham University Modern History Sourcebook.
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    Jacques Marquette
    1. Marquette & Jolliet from the Thinkquest Junior Explorers of the Millennium project
    2. Father Jacques Marquette - from the Thinkquest site : Who Goes There: European Exploration of the New World
    3. Marquette, Father Jacques (French explorer & Missionary) from Discovery School
    4. Jacques Marquette, S.J from the Catholic Encyclopedia
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    Francisco Pizarro
    1. Conquest of Ecuador from the Terraquest History of Ecuador
    2. The Search for Inca Gold a virtual expedition from Ecuador Explorer
    3. Francisco Pizarro - from the Thinkquest site : Who Goes There: European Exploration of the New World
    4. Pizarro, Francisco (Spanish explorer) from Discovery School
    5. Francisco Pizarro from the Catholic Encyclopedia
    6. Spaniards v. Incas and the Fall of the Inca Empire - article by Shannon N. White about the Spanish conquest of what is now Peru.
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    Marco Polo
    1. Marko Polo from the Island of Korcula, Croatia
    2. Marco Polo by an Arizona fifth Grade student
    3. Polo, Marco (Italian explorer) from Discovery School
    4. Marco Polo from the Catholic Encyclopedia
    5. Marco Polo Travels in China: 1275-1292 - description of his travels from North Park University's Web Chronology Project.
    6. Marco Polo Never Saw China, New Book Claims - from USA Today Books.
    7. Marco Polo Traveler - short biographical background by a Florida elementary student.
    8. Marco Polo: His Travels and Their Effects On the World - slide show presentation.
    9. Marco Polo: On the Tartars - from the Medieval Sourcebook.
    10. Marco Polo: The Glories Of Kinsay - from the Medieval Sourceboo
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    Juan Ponce de Leon

    1. Juan Poncé de Léon by a Hillsborough, Florida CC history prof.
    2. Ponce de Leon by an Apopka High, Orange County, Florida student
    3. Juan Poncé de Léon - from the Thinkquest site : Who Goes There: European Exploration of the New World
    4. Ponce de Leon, Juan (Spanish explorer) from Discovery School
    5. Juan Poncé de Leon from the Catholic Encyclopedia
    6. The Discovery of Florida - about the Spanish nobleman Juan Ponce de León.
    7. Juan Ponce de Leon - brief profile

    .Sir Walter Raleigh

    1. Raleigh, Sir Walter - learn about this Renaissance man and poet.
    2. Sir Walter Ralegh - read a fact file on this politician, soldier, explorer, historian, and poet from the English Maritime Museum.
    3. Credit of Truth: Thomas Hariot and the Defense of Ralegh - essay examining how Thomas Hariot's 1588 A Briefe and True Report of the New Found Land of Virginia was written to protect Sir Walter Ralegh's interests in the colonies.
    4. Ralegh, Walter Sir (1552-1618) - life, works, images and essays.
    5. The Discovery of Guiana, 1595 - from the Modern History Sourcebook.
    6. Who2 Profile: Sir Walter Raleigh - about one of the grand scalawags of the Elizabethan Age. Includes related links and vital stats.
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    Junípero Serra
    1. Junipéro Serra from the PBS companion site to the series "The West" by Keen Burns.
    2. Junípero Serra from the Catholic Encyclopedia
    3. Fr. Junipero Serra from the Southern California History site
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    Hernando de Soto
    1. Hernando de Soto by a Hillsborough, Florida CC history prof.
    2. de Soto from Rice University
    3. Spanish Exploration and Conquest by a Hillsborough, Florida CC history prof.
    4. Hernando de Soto 1947 version of DeSoto's journeys from the Florida history site
    5. Hernando de Soto - from the Thinkquest site : Who Goes There: European Exploration of the New World
    6. de Soto, Hernando (Spanish Explorer) from Discovery School
    7. Hernando De Soto from the Catholic Encyclopedia
    8. DeSoto's Trail thru the Southeast - includes information on Georgia's exploration and conquest by Hernando de Soto, 16th Century.
    9. Hernando de Soto: A Savage Quest in the Americas - excerpt of the book by David Ewing Duncan.
    10. Hernando DeSoto's Trails Through North America - with a new theory about his route and a description of the consequences for the natives.
    11. The Soto Expedition - with drawings of the explorer, biographical background, and more.
    12. Who Is Hernando de Soto? - excerpt from Volume 1 of Our Country, which was published in the late 1800s.
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    Alvar Nuñez Cabeza de Vaca
    1. The Journey of Alvar Nuñez Cabeza de Vaca text translated from his own work.
    2. Alvar Nuñez Cabeza de Vaca biography from the PBS series "The West"
    3. The Journey of Cabeza de Vaca The route shown is conjectural, based on Cabeza's own account of his journey - from the PBS series "The West"
    4. Windows to the Unknown Cabeza de Vaca's Journey to the Southwest from the Center for the Study of the Southwest at Southwest Texas State University and The Witte Museum in San Antonio
    5. Alvar Nuñez Cabeza de Vaca from the Catholic Encyclopedia
    6. Cabeza de Vaca from the Florida History site
    7. Cabeza de Vaca, Alvar Nunez (Spanish explorer) from Discovery School
    8. THE NARVAEZ / VACA EXPEDITION from the Pensacola Archeology Lab

    Captain George Vancouver

    1. Captain George Vancouver - read about this explorer and his accomplishments from Oregon Pioneers.
    2. George Vancouver - biography of this English explorer and voyages along the northwest coast of America from University of Virginia.
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    Giovanni da Verrazzano
    1. Giovanni da Verrazzano from the Discoverer's Web site
    2. Giovanni da Verrazzano from the Catholic Encyclopedia
    3. Verrazzano, Giovanni da (Italian navigator) from Discovery School
    4. Giovanni Da Verrazzano - read a brief bio on this Italian explorer and see the bridge named after him.
    5. Giovanni da Verranzano - describes his background and contains portraits.
    6. Giovanni da Verrazano's Report to Francis 1 - writings about the voyage of the Dauphine in 1524.
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    Amerigo Vespucci

     

    1. Amerigo Vespucci - college research paper from Millersville University
    2. Life of Amerigo Vespucci - another college research paper from Millersville University
    3. Amerigo Vespucci - from the Thinkquest site : Who Goes There: European Exploration of the New World
    4. Vespucci, Amerigo (Italian explorer) from Discovery School
    5. Amerigo Vespucci from the Catholic Encyclopedia

    The Vikings

    Viking Exploration

    1. Viking Network Web in English or Norse
    2. Greenland: What Happened to the Greenland Norse? - find out what part this country plays in the Viking saga. Includes Quicktime videos and photos. From the Smithsonian.
    3. The Vikings: They Got Here First, But Why Didn't They Stay?*
    4. Viking Explorers from the Mariners' Museum in Newport, VA.
    5. Viking Discoverers from the Discoverer's Web
    6. THE NORSE SETTLERS IN GREENLAND
    7. Orthodox Christians in North America 1000 Years Ago

    Leif Erikson

    1. Leif Erikson a short biography
    2. Project Leif 2000 Celebration of the exploration of North America by Leif Erikson in the 1000 A.D. Presented by the government of Greenland.
    3. Leif Erikson A biography of the famous Viking explorer.
    4. Leif Ericsson A biography from the Viking Network in Norway.
    5. Leif Ericson: Columbus' Predecessor by Nearly 500 Years
    6. LEIF ERICSSON: Discoverer of America from the Embassy of Iceland
    7. Leif Erikson A High School student report
    8. Who Really Discovered America, Eh? From a humorous, but informative speech by Ronald Swearinger, a (half Norwegian) judge of the Los Angeles Superior Court.
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