One ploy of the Social Scientists is to teach that Columbus was first to reach America. Any evidence found in America that appears to have European signs before AD 1,500 is rejected, without serious study, because "Columbus was first."
[Rev. 2: Yet further study of the sea routes to America indicates that the Norse were routinely ROWING to America. The longest length between lands was less than six days, which was an acceptable distance for sea people.]
[Rev. 1: This article pre-dates the 2012 firing of Patricia Sutherland, who published Vikings and Native Americans in the 2012 November issue of National Geographic. Her firing is more evidence of what the Columbus was first Social Scientists mob will do to maintain the Columbus was first myth.]
They continue to justify the invaders. But the 400 year invasion was over, for EurAmericans, in the 20th century. Then the descendants of the original Americans were finally considered citizens of the United States, a land where their ancestors were born for centuries.
Will Rodgers was an American. "Rodgers" is a common, but powerful American name. The name derived from "rodda," which meant crucifix in Old Norse. Crucifix!? The Americans knew what carrying the Crucifix meant.
The Americans might like a study of past events by scholars, who have an American-centric Paradigms.
[Oct, 2013: So much for good intentions. My Friend Karl Hoenke and I visited western Minnesota in September, 2012. We were looking for physical evidence of the Viking Waterway in four places. We found evidence in five museums and all four places where we looked.
We decided to guide a tour of the VIKING WATERWAY evidence in Western Minnesota. Forty-three passengers on the tour bus heard the plausible history based on the evidence they saw. The confirmation of the plausible history came when the bus driver and then a passenger recognized evidence that Karl and I had not suspected was there.
A plausible history supported by physical evidence that has been visible for thousands of years will endure longer than a myth that Columbus was first.
But we are back to square one. How do we find that dynamic professor, who can convince the Social Science profession that what they teach should be supported by evidence that a bus driver and his passengers can see.]