The Kensington Runestone

Author: Alice Beck Kehoe
Publisher: Waveland Press
ISBN: 1478609257
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In 1898, a farmer in northwestern Minnesota unearthed a large stone engraved with what appeared to be Norse runes carved in 1362. Could medieval Scandinavians have penetrated deep into mainland North America over a century before Columbus discovered the New World? Does the stone provide evidence that forces a rewrite of American history, or was it merely a well-executed hoax? In the absence of written records documenting a Norse expedition into Minnesota, most historians have dismissed the Kensington Runestone as a forgery. However, Kehoe approaches the question holistically. She examines not only historical and literary evidence, but also brings in data from archaeology, geology, linguistics, and biological anthropology. She concludes that the stones authenticity should not be dismissed as readily as it has been so far, even if that means re-thinking deeply ingrained ideas about contact between Europeans and indigenous Americans.

Mimir Journal Of North European Traditions

Author: Gwendolyn Taunton
Publisher: Numen Books
ISBN: 0987158147
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Designed to help cross the divide between academic research and practical experience in spirituality, this publication is designed for those who are believers in the Northern faithsNwhether it be Asatru, Teutonic, Celtic, Anglo-Saxon or any other faith which is indigenous to Northern Europe.

Militant Christianity

Author: A. Kehoe
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137282150
Size: 76.46 MB
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A powerful chronicle of the astounding persistence of Indo-European glorification of battle, morphed into today's militant Christian Right. The book is written as a lively chronicle making clear the astounding power of the ancient cultural tradition embedding our language, and the real battle we face to contain this 'Christian' jihad.

Minnesota History

Author: Theodore Christian Blegen
Size: 65.61 MB
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Vol. 6 includes the 23d Biennial report of the Society, 1923/24, as an extra number.


Author: Alice Beck Kehoe
Publisher: Waveland PressInc
ISBN: 9781577664505
Size: 42.21 MB
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"Senior archaeologist Kehoe teams with younger archaeologist Pleger to present a lively, balanced introduction to the discipline, from basic methods and tools of the trade to current issues in archaeology. The authors draw from their own complementary lives and careers to illustrate the reality, scope, and excitement of discipline. Particularly emphasized is that archaeology is not esoteric but is rich in career opportunities; it is a science that touches all citizens as stewards of the past."--BOOK JACKET.

Public Indians Private Cherokees

Author: Christina Taylor Beard-Moose
Publisher: University Alabama Press
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A major economic industry among American Indian tribes is the public promotion and display of aspects of their cultural heritage in a wide range of tourist venues. Few do it better than the Eastern Band of the Cherokee, whose homeland is the Qualla Boundary of North Carolina. Through extensive research into the work of other scholars dating back to the late 1800s, and interviews with a wide range of contemporary Cherokees, Beard-Moose presents the two faces of the Cherokee people. One is the public face that populates the powwows, dramatic presentations, museums, and myriad roadside craft locations. The other is the private face whose homecoming, Indian fairs, traditions, belief system, community strength, and cultural heritage are threatened by the very activities that put food on their tables. Constructing an ethnohistory of tourism and comparing the experiences of the Cherokee with the Florida Seminoles and Southwestern tribes, this work brings into sharp focus the fine line between promoting and selling Indian culture.

America History And Life

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Article abstracts and citations of reviews and dissertations covering the United States and Canada.

The Kensington Rune Stone

Author: Scott Wolter
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781975623876
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This book details the most in-depth and exhaustive investigation into what is arguably the most controversial historical artifact ever discovered in North America. The Kensington Rune Stone has been the subject of passionate debate over its authenticity since it was discovered in the roots of a tree near Kensington, Minnesota, by Olof Ohman in 1898. Through the presentation of compelling new evidence this book answers the many nagging questions that have puzzled investigators for the over 100 years. Much of this new evidence is truly startling and has led to the understanding of not only who carved the stone, but where they came from and why they came to North America. Co-authors geologist Scott Wolter and engineer Richard Nielsen present the evidence of their collective 25 years of research on the artifact. The results of their research present a compelling and convincing case.

North America Before The European Invasions

Author: Alice Beck Kehoe
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317495446
Size: 79.43 MB
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North America Before the European Invasions tells the histories of North American peoples from first migrations in the Late Glacial Age, sixteen thousand years ago or more, to the European invasions following Columbus’s arrival. Contrary to invaders’ propaganda, North America was no wilderness, and its peoples had developed a variety of sophisticated resource uses, including intensive agriculture and cities in Mexico and the Midwest. Written in an easy-flowing style, the book is a true history although based primarily on archeological material. It reflects current emphasis within archaeology on rejecting the notion of “pre”-history, instead combining archaeology with post-Columbian ethnographies and histories to present the long histories of North America’s native peoples, most of them still here and still part of the continent’s history.

The Last Kings Of Norse America

Author: Robert Glenn Johnson
Publisher: Beavers Pond Press
ISBN: 9781592984190
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These are the first words in a rigorous translation of the 1362 memorial poem inscribed on the Spirit Pond runestone, found on the coast of Maine in 1971. This translation climaxed a decade of histor¬ical investigations by authors Johnson and Westin in which they address a 450 year-gap in North American history between the 1492 voyage of Columbus and the Vinland voyages of Leif Eriksson and Thorfinn Karlsefni shortly after 1000 ad. After the Vinland voyages the Greenlanders developed a lucrative trade in North American furs, marketed in Norway and taxed by the king. But after 1300 a cooling climate caused the Green¬land merchants to migrate to North America and the trade died. To regain the trade and expand his empire, in 1356 King Magnus of Norway and Sweden sent his son, young King Haakon VI, on an expedition to North America with Commander Paul Knutson. The inscrip¬tions on the Spirit Pond and Kensington runestones enable the authors to recon¬struct the fascinating story of Magnus and his expedition, more than a century before Columbus left the shores of Spain.