All about Leif Erikson, the Viking explorer, who is believed to have discovered North America about 500 years before Christopher Columbus made his voyage and was credited with the discovery of the New World. Although not a federal holiday as is Columbus Day, Leif Erikson Day is officially observed on October 9th each year. Explore the history of how this Vikings leader was discovered and then honored with statues across the country, how presidents have proclaimed a day for his observance, what we know about his life and journeys, and the archaeological evidence of Norse settlements and other outposts in northern Canada and Newfoundland. Widescreen. 33 slides with animated graphics.
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