The history tells how some of the Delaware’s ancestors migrated west to America across a frozen sea and intermarried with the Delaware and other Algonquin Indians. Myron Paine, 72, and Frode Th. Omdahl, 51, met on the Internet six years ago when they were each looking for a rare book, “The Viking and the Red Man,” written by the late Reider T. Sherwin. Together they found copies of all eight volumes with the same name, published mostly in the 1940s.
Using Sherwin as a
reference, they found that much of the Algonquin language consists of
Old Norse, including Old Norse root words often strung together to make
new words that were adopted by Algonquin speakers.
Alternate history story idea: those Norse were told of the place up north with the funny rocks that look kind of like their iron, and they go looking for it...
My, wouldn't that have complicated things?