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The Frozen Echo

Greenland and the Exploration of North America ca A.D. 1000-1500 by Kirsten A. Seaver This book confronts many of the unanswered questions about what happened in the five hundred years of early exploration and colonization along the shores of the Davis Strait after Leif Eiriksson made landfalls on the North American continent.

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Big Ole Ornaments

These designs are carved in pine and are a beautiful addition to your Christmas Tree! Tis the season for Big Ole Ornaments! NOTICE: The Minnesota shaped ornament and Ceramic ornament are hand painted by a local artist – each design is slightly different. Please call us at 320-763-3160 to check availability for these designs or…

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Viking Helmet

Show off your Viking heritage with your very own Viking helmet! Silver helmet fits most children. Gold helmet is not recommended for children under the age of 12.

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Loon Coaster set

This unique piece is perfect for your cabin or lake home! One set includes four loon coasters and cattail holder. Bring a part of Alexandria home with you!

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The Kensington Runestone: Compelling New Evidence

*MOST RECENT ADDITION* “The Kensington Rune Stone has been the subject of passionate debate over its authenticity since it was discovered in the roots of a tree near Kensington, Minnesota, by Olof Ohman in 1898. Through the presentation of compelling new evidence, this bookanswers the many nagging questions that have puzzled investigators for over 100…

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Mni Sota Makoce: The Land of the Dakota

“The Dakota phrase Mni Sota Makoce, Land Where the Waters Reflect the Clouds, gives the state of Minnesota its name. In this examination of the history of the Dakota people and their deep cultural connection to their homeland, authors Gwen Westerman and Bruce White examine narratives of the people’s origins, their associations with the land,…

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Norse Mythology

NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER “In Norse Mythology, Neil Gaiman stays true to the myths in envisioning the major Norse pantheon: Odin, the highest of the high, wise, daring, and cunning; Thor, Odin’s son, incredibly strong yet not the wisest of gods; and Loki – son of a giant – blood brother to Odin and…

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V is for Viking: A Minnesota Alphabet

Perfect for ages 4-10! From its primeval Itasca State Park to the sophistication of its Twin Cities, the state of Minnesota is a study of contrasts and long-held traditions. Beginning readers will enjoy the simple rhymes while older children discover facts about each topic letter in the side-bar Birthplace to many famous personalities and inventions.

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Vikings in the Attic

“What does it actually mean to grow up Scandinavian American or to live with the Norwegians, Swedes, Finns, Danes, and Icelanders among us? In Vikings in the Attic, Eric Dregni tracks down and explores the significant – and quite often bizarre – historic sites, tales, and traditions of Scandinavia’s peculiar colony in the Midwest.” Mysteries…

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