Pre-Columbus Era

Students‘ Guide to the History of the USA – Part 1

The first discoverers of the Americas probably crossed over on a “land bridge” from Asia to what is now Alaska about 14,000 years ago. Around 1000 AD, Vikings sailed from the British Isles to Greenland, moved on to Labrador and finally Newfoundland. They established a colony named Vinland, which was abandoned a few years later for unknown reasons…

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Bridge September 2012