On Thu, 24 Apr 1997 13:41:48 -0700 David Walter Fortin
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>Pssst! Kathryn! There were Eskimos in Greenland!
>> monks were probably also in the Faeroes before the Norse.)
>> far as I can recall, was completely uninhabited when Erik the Red
>> and settled there in the late tenth century; this is recounted, I
I was thinking about that today and, actually, I don't believe there were
any Eskimo there or it's highly likely there'd have been a repeat of the
Skraeling/Viking confrontation that occurred in Newfoundland. If I'm not
mistaken, the contact with the Skraelings was the first between Viking
and Indian. I don't think the Inuit got to Greenland until after the
Viking settlements failed. Coming out of Northwestern Siberia, they
have been moving [or HAD been] eastwardly circumpolar, but I don't think
they were in Greenland yet...nor, unless I can find evidence to the
contrary, had the Culdees been there.