Re: American Indians skin tone and the Vikings

Peter/Stephen Sjolander (
27 Sep 1995 14:31:11 GMT

>I remember reading of early (supposed initial contacts) with groups
>such as the Mandan who had members with "European" features, i.e.
>light eyes, fair hair and paler skin. There have also been attempts
>to correlate certain Indiginous words to Old Norse. I remember the
>specific title of "The Norse-Mandan Dictionary" (rather provocative).
I have never heard of this Dictionary. Do you have any more
information about it?

>Some have claimed the well-known Mandan rites of passage to have
stemmed from
>emulation of the Crucifiction. If this is the case, it certainly did
>not come from the colonies (not disputed) of the Vikings who were then
>still pagans.
The peak of the Viking activity in Vinland was around the year 1000.
This was also about the time that Christanity was introduced to the

However the Crucifiction could be used by a pagan with easy. Shaka
Zoolu in Africa crucified 1000 people by just seeing one picture of
Christ hanging on the cross in the bible.

Peter Sjolander

>Any cultural or genetic contribution by pre-Columbian Europeans,
>can be assumed to be minimal.
>Does anyone have some concrete sources?
Ever heard of the Kensington Rune stone?