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By Richard Erdoes, Alfonso Ortiz

ISBN-10: 080415175X

ISBN-13: 9780804151757

This extraordinary assortment gathers a hundred and sixty stories from eighty tribal gathers to provide a wealthy and vigorous landscape of the local American mythic history. From all around the continent come stories of construction and love, of heroes and battle, of animals, tricksters, and the top of the area. Alfonso Ortiz, an eminent anthropologist, and Richard Erdoes, an artist and grasp storyteller, Indian voices within the top folkloric assets of the 19th century to make this the main entire and real quantity of yank Indian myths on hand anywhere.

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They endeavored to use historical methods that were considered credible among the leading American historians of the day. Blegen and other young Norwegian-­A merican historians challenged the filiopietist writing of the older generation. These scholars saw themselves as descendants not of Leif Eriksson, but of nineteenth-­century immigrants from Norway. In 1931, Blegen published his own version of immigrant history, Norwegian Migration to America, 1825–­1860. 77 Soon after founding the Norwegian-­A merican Historical Association, Blegen took direct aim at one of Holand’s historical claims about the Kensington Stone.

Most of Holand’s “Nordic” tools and weapons would be debunked as fraudulent in later decades. Some of the so-­called Viking battle-­a xes had actually been discovered throughout the United States. 62 A map showing the Vikings’ route as they traveled from Norway to near Alexandria, Minnesota, printed in Door to the North: A Saga of Fourteenth-­Century America, by Elizabeth Coatsworth, 1950. 34 Westward from Vinland One of Holand’s alleged mooring stones located near the rune stone discovery site.

It helped them to alleviate feelings of isolation and homesickness, knowing that other Swedes and Norwegians had long ago traversed the American landscape. In short, myths about Viking forebears tempered loneliness, alienation, and social fragmentation by providing an imagined community. Fertile Ground for a Midwestern Viking Hoax Rasmus B. Anderson’s mythologized landscape had one limitation. Anderson’s Norsemen had only left their mark on New England. 31 In Douglas County, where the Kensington Rune Stone was unearthed, Swedes and Norwegians were by far the dominant ethnic groups, although Germans also had a sizable presence.

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