Who was Leif Erikson?

Leif Erickson, son of Erik the Red, was a viking explorer who “discovered” North America about 1000 AD.  This was about 500 years before Columbus “sailed the ocean blue”.  It is said he was the first European to land in North America.  It is believed he landed in what is now northern Newfoundland, Canada.

Here’s part 1 of a History Channel video about him:

And here’s part 2:

And part 3:


How do you spell “Leif Erikson”? Well… it depends. See this source: