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Exploration, Discovery and Conquest of the New World

Containing the Thrilling Adventures of Christopher Columbus, Americus Vespucius, John and Sebastian Cabot, Etc (Classic Reprint)

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Exploration, Discovery and Conquest of the New World by D.M. Kelsey
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Excerpt from Exploration, Discovery and Conquest of the New World: Containing the Thrilling Adventures of Christopher Columbus, Americus Vespucius, John and Sebastian Cabot, Etc The Indians were repulsed, but the whites judged it wisest to leave a land where there was such danger from the natives. It must be remembered that these early Norsemen did not have the advantage of firearms, as those who came in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries had. The Indians had knives and axes of stone; the Norsemen had weapons of iron, and this was the sole advantage which they possessed. Hopelessly outnumbered, there was nothing for them to do but withdraw. According to some authorities, one hundred of them refused to follow their leader back to Greenland, but remained in the new country, the land of corn and wine, as it truly seemed to these children of the frozen North. It is not certain, however, but what all of them went back to Greenland. There were some minor voyages after this time; but during the century to which we have now come, a terrible plague swept over Norway, and so de creased the population that there was no need for the people to seek new homes beyond the sea. Perhaps the traditions of the terrible natives had something to do with this; or perhaps their energies were turned in other di rections. Certainly, the voyages of the Norsemen to the coast of North America had ceased long before the time of Columbus; and the records were stored away, to be brought to light again nearly a thousand years after the first of such journeys was made. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
Release date NZ
November 18th, 2016
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United States
Illustrations
, black & white illustrations
Imprint
Forgotten Books
Dimensions
152x229x13
ISBN-13
9781334318795
Product ID
26421757

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