S: Leif Ericson by: Darrick Oliver
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FC: LEIF ERICSON by Darrick Oliver
1: TABLE OF CONTENTS Leif ericson Early Life...................page 2 Leif ericson Travels to vinland....Page 3
2: Leif Ericson Early Life In 970, a boy was born that would change the world. That boy was named Leif Ericson. Leif was son of Eric the Red, his father, and Thjodhild, his mother. Early on in his life, Leif's father killed a man, and was banished from Iceland. Eric decided to travel west in search of new land. Eric discovered Greenland, where the family stayed. Leif recived news of christianity and decided to become a christian, even though Eric refused to convert. Page 2
3: Leif Ericson Travels to Vinland As a boy, Leif heard stories of a new land --one with grapes, and fruit. Leif was determined to find this new land when he grew up. He waited until he was grown up to start searching. He sailed many paths, taking some wrong turns, and finally found the new land. Leif found mounds of grapes, so he named the new found land, Vinland. Leif set up settlements, which got torn down just as quick by the Indians. The vikings were hopelessly outnumbered, and with no choice left, sailed back to Greenland. Page 3
4: Leif Ericson Day In 1964 the United States Congress authorized and requested the president to proclaim October 9 of each year as "Leif Ericson Day". That date was chosen for its connection to the first organized immigration from Norway to the United States. It was successful. Later, stamps were made in honor of Leif Ericson Day.
5: Leif Ericson Day on 10/9