Canadian Military History Gateway
Organization > National Defence
Subject > Soldiers, Warriors and Leaders > Population Groups > First Nations > Inuit
Date > 1000
Based on Viking accounts, the Skraelings were courageous and effective warriors. Their tactics have a lot in common with other Amerindian cultures.
The first North American warriors met by Europeans were the people the Vikings called the Skraelings.
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.
A Viking colony led by Karlsefni was soon abandoned after conflict with the Skraelings