Aboriginal Peoples Encountered in Area West of Vinland “The Saga of the Greenlanders”

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[...] That spring Thorvald said they should make their ship ready and several men were to take the ship's boat and go to the west of the land and explore there during the summer.[...]

[…] Nowhere did they see signs of men or animals. On one of the westerly islands they did find a wooden grain cover, [kornhjálm af tré – grain shelter of wood] but discovered no other work by human hands and headed back, [...]

Source: Keneva Kunz, trans., "[Aboriginal Peoples Encountered in Area West of Vinland] The Saga of the Greenlanders" in The Sagas of Icelanders: A Selection, preface by Jane Smiley, introduction by Robert Kellogg, (New York, London, Victoria (Australia), Toronto, Auckland: The Penguin Group, 2000), 636-652. Notes: Translations first published in "The Complete Sagas of Icelanders," volumes I-V (forty-nine tales), Leifur Eiriksson Publishing, Ltd., Iceland

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