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First American in Europe 'was native woman kidnapped by Vikings and hauled back to Iceland...'
Daily Mail Online (UK) ^ | November 17, 2010 | NIALL FIRTH

Posted on 11/17/2010 8:33:00 AM PST by Albion Wilde

A native woman kidnapped by the Vikings may have been the first American to arrive in Europe around 1,000 years ago, according to a startling new study.

The discovery of a gene found in just 80 Icelanders links them with early Americans who may have been brought back to Iceland by Viking raiders.

The discovery means that the female slave was in Europe five centuries before Christopher Columbus first paraded American Indians through the streets in Spain after his epic voyage of discovery in 1492...

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: 1492; ageofsail; ancientnavigation; anthropology; archaeology; christophercolumbus; columbusday; godsgravesglyphs; helixmakemineadouble; iceland; imperialism; nativeamerican; navigation; qalunaat; revisionisthistory; revisionistmyass; slavery; thevikings; viking; vikings
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Those Vikings got around!
1 posted on 11/17/2010 8:33:05 AM PST by Albion Wilde
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To: Albion Wilde

The original party animals!


2 posted on 11/17/2010 8:34:28 AM PST by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to preserve it.)
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To: Albion Wilde
The discovery means that the female slave was in Europe five centuries before Christopher Columbus first paraded American Indians through the streets in Spain after his epic voyage of discovery in 1492...

They found a genetric trait and have already determined that the native American was enslaved and producing babies. Were the babies also enslaved as in America? Is there a recorded history of Native American slaves in Iceland being sold 1000 years ago?

3 posted on 11/17/2010 8:36:13 AM PST by a fool in paradise (The establishment clause isn't just against my OWN government establishing state religion in America)
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To: Albion Wilde

it’s funny the way they worded that title... “in only 80” um... have they got the DNA all every person in Iceland?

You would think they would use a percentage.


4 posted on 11/17/2010 8:37:33 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: Albion Wilde

The Pillage People.


5 posted on 11/17/2010 8:37:40 AM PST by AU72
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To: Albion Wilde
It looks like tax free cigarettes and casinos may soon be coming to Reykjavik.
6 posted on 11/17/2010 8:38:38 AM PST by Mobties (Let the markets work! Reduce the government footprint!)
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To: Albion Wilde
Why do they ASSUME she was a “slave”????

She may have been smitten by the exotic, manly, Nordic type!

I mean, it happened with Pocahontas: She fell for John Rolfe; married him; moved to England; etc., why not 6 centuries beforehand as well?

7 posted on 11/17/2010 8:38:57 AM PST by ROLF of the HILL COUNTRY
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To: Albion Wilde

Half the modern Iceland gene pool is Irish (slaves from Ireland).


8 posted on 11/17/2010 8:39:11 AM PST by FormerACLUmember (Character is defined by how we treat those who society says have no value.)
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To: Jim Robinson; SunkenCiv; Alamo-Girl; AliVeritas; AnAmericanMother; Bigg Red; BufordP; ...

Ping!


9 posted on 11/17/2010 8:40:11 AM PST by Albion Wilde (Government does nothing as economically as the private sector. - Ronald Reagan)
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Why are they assuming she was a slave or was kidnapped?

Perhaps a Norseman took a wife while on a voyage.

10 posted on 11/17/2010 8:41:28 AM PST by wideawake
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To: Mobties

Confirms my belief that many European-Americans can trace their ancestry back far enough to start casinos here in the USA.


11 posted on 11/17/2010 8:41:30 AM PST by satan (Plumbing new depths of worthlessness on a daily basis.)
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To: Albion Wilde

More likely some native American tribes likely originated in Europe, not Asia. No way the Cherokees came from Asia for instance.


12 posted on 11/17/2010 8:42:10 AM PST by wolfman23601
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To: Albion Wilde
Here's a pic of her.

I never did that as a kid. You can't prove it.

13 posted on 11/17/2010 8:42:18 AM PST by McGruff (A political party cannot be all things to all people. It must represent certain fundamental beliefs)
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To: TexasFreeper2009
have they got the DNA all every person in Iceland?

Actually, yes they do, read the article.

14 posted on 11/17/2010 8:42:25 AM PST by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to preserve it.)
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To: Albion Wilde

Is Amerindian DNA unsimilar to Greenland eskimo or arctic circle Lapps? The fact that Greenland had a thriving colony that traded with Iceland and Scandinavia during the Medieval Warm Age would make it likely for native Greenlanders to find their way to Iceland.


15 posted on 11/17/2010 8:43:33 AM PST by xkaydet65
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To: a fool in paradise

Too much overblown misanthropy in the modern “science” class, that it really makes their results and data gathering suspect.


16 posted on 11/17/2010 8:43:48 AM PST by bvw
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To: Albion Wilde

Very Euro-centric. Who’s to say she didn’t get their on her own without having to be kidnapped and enslaved. Perhaps a bunch of Native Americans “discovered” Iceland and left behind some of their DNA. Since there is no historic record, it is just as possible.


17 posted on 11/17/2010 8:43:48 AM PST by La Lydia
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To: ROLF of the HILL COUNTRY
Why do they ASSUME she was a “slave”???? She may have been smitten by the exotic, manly, Nordic type!

Agree. Look at the story of Mutiny on the Bounty -- English seamen in love with Pacific Island natives and not wanting to leave them behind.

18 posted on 11/17/2010 8:47:17 AM PST by Albion Wilde (Government does nothing as economically as the private sector. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Albion Wilde

I can’t wait for the Viking Reparations Bill to be introduced.

Who’s gonna pay it? North America? Or Iceland?


19 posted on 11/17/2010 8:47:37 AM PST by earlJam
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To: Albion Wilde

One of my ancestors was from a town in Ireland conquered by Vikings. Guess I’d better get busy and write myself a reparations check.


20 posted on 11/17/2010 8:50:04 AM PST by Albion Wilde (Government does nothing as economically as the private sector. - Ronald Reagan)
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