The Origin of Christopher Columbus is quite the enigma. Many countries try to lay
claim to his origin. Even his final resting place is still in dispute with several countries
claiming his remains lay in their territories.
As far as the first Europeans into North America being the Scandinavians, that is also
something that isn't settled. Bearded sailors with conical hats describes the Portuguese
Sailors that (perhaps) the Central Americans where expecting to return when the
Spanish hit the mainland. Roman Runes (the writing, not Ruins) turn up from time to
time in the American Midwest. The story of the "Snake River Man" is an interesting
story all unto itself. The saga of legal battles surrounding these remains (dated 9600BC)
is epic. From scull measurements, it's theorized that this man was a member of what is
now an obscure tribe (down to about 200 members) from Japan (average height of the
males is about 6ft and most of the tribe has red hair). Many North American Tribes have
stories of battles with red headed giants. Many things exist that do not fit into the current
version of North American history, and as we learn more, I believe the story with be an
incredible one indeed.