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|Battle of Vinland (1003)|
|Part of the Norse colonization of the Americas|
|Icelandic Vikings||Native warriors|
|Commanders and leaders|
|Thorvald Eiriksson †||Unknown|
|Casualties and losses|
Thorvald Eiriksson had the first contact with the native population which would come to be known as the skrælings. After capturing and killing eight of the natives, they were attacked at their beached ships, which they defended:
|“||'I have been wounded under my arm,' he said. 'An arrow flew between the edge of the ship and the shield into my armpit. Here is the arrow, and this wound will cause my death.'||”|
- "The Viking discovery of America: the excavation of a Norse settlement in L'Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland." Ingstad Helge. Checkmark Books. New York, 2001. ISBN 0-8160-4716-2.
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