Joseph Laycock

Why Have So Many Fallen for the Rune Stone Hoax?

Did a group of Christian Vikings from Sweden and Norway travel by river to Douglas County, Minnesota, in the fourteenth century only to be massacred by Native American “skraelings?” This is not the question that most interests David M. Krueger in his new book Myths of the Rune Stone: Viking Martyrs and the Birthplace of America.

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