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The Skraelings' Way of War

Type: Document

Based on Viking accounts, the Skraelings were courageous and effective warriors. Their tactics have a lot in common with other Amerindian cultures.

Site: National Defence

A Commemorative History of Aboriginal People in the Canadian Military

Type: Document

This history on our Aboriginal Peoples and their contribution to Canada’s rich military heritage is the latest in a series of books prepared by the Director of History and Heritage commemorating especial military experience. Authors : P. Whitney Lackenbauer, Ph.D., R. Scott Sheffield, Ph.D., John Moses, Maxime Gohier

Site: National Defence

The Skraelings

Type: Document

The first North American warriors met by Europeans were the people the Vikings called the Skraelings.

Site: National Defence

The Withdrawal Of The Vikings

Type: Document

The first armed European incursion into Canada was driven off by the native population. The Vikings felt the land, although good, was not worth a life dominated by battle and fear.

Site: National Defence

Attempts at Colonizing Vinland

Type: Document

A Viking colony led by Karlsefni was soon abandoned after conflict with the Skraelings

Site: National Defence