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Myths of the Rune StoneViking Martyrs and the Birthplace of America$
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David M. Krueger

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780816696918

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816696918.001.0001

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A Holy Mission to Minnesota

A Holy Mission to Minnesota

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(p.1) Introduction A Holy Mission to Minnesota
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Myths of the Rune Stone
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David M. Krueger

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University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816696918.003.0001

The introduction describes the origins of the Kensington Rune Stone and the culture that was built up around it by its defenders. It discusses broadly the class, racial, and religious distinctions that influenced beliefs among Minnesotans regarding the rune stone.

Keywords:   Kensington Rune Stone, Viking myths, Minnesota history, Midwest religion, Midwest culture, Hjalmar Holand, Midwest history, folklore, Native American studies

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