Skip to comments.First American in Europe 'was native woman kidnapped by Vikings and hauled back to Iceland...'
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 ...
The original party animals!
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?
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.
The Pillage People.
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?
Half the modern Iceland gene pool is Irish (slaves from Ireland).
Perhaps a Norseman took a wife while on a voyage.
Confirms my belief that many European-Americans can trace their ancestry back far enough to start casinos here in the USA.
More likely some native American tribes likely originated in Europe, not Asia. No way the Cherokees came from Asia for instance.
I never did that as a kid. You can't prove it.
Actually, yes they do, read the article.
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.
Too much overblown misanthropy in the modern “science” class, that it really makes their results and data gathering suspect.
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.
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.
I can’t wait for the Viking Reparations Bill to be introduced.
Who’s gonna pay it? North America? Or Iceland?
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.
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