Norse Mysteries Washington
Fight Between Vikings and Indians 1010 AD
"Found Viking Grave Near City!" headlined the July 5, 1926 issue of the Spokane Daily Chronicle. It showed a Whale shaped boulder 50 feet long and 15 feet high.
On it was a Norse Runic Inscription. Professor Opsjohn translated it and dated it 1010 AD. It told of a fight between a band of Vikings (24 men and 7 women) and Indians. Half of the men and one women were killed and buried at the smaller end of the boulder.
The other Vikings who escaped the battle carved the runes before swimming the Columbia River to get out of the territory.
There are also carved pictures of the Norse Goddess Freya with gold horns on her helm. The same as those found in Gotland Denmark and are now in the Northern Royal Museum of Denmark.
Margarette Amundson Reynolds, a runic scholar, said the Viking Grave was the most remarkable discovery ever uncovered on the North American continent. She said the inscription was filled with a thrilling description of action.
The Record tells how the men put the seven women and baby on top of the boulder. The men then stand about the base fighting the Indians. They were very outnumbered.
Twelve of the Norsemen were killed. The Indians captured the women and left. The survivors dug a grave near the rock and buried the dead.
Pictures rocks with runes are scattered across the American continent. They prove beyond doubt, that the Norse established colonies 500 years before Columbus.
Philip Howell, sage of the Clallam tribe states that his grandmother told him of big blond men who came many generations ago. They wandered inland and that the rock near Spokane was regarded by the Indians as the burial place of the Invaders who were killed in their battle with the Indians.
Howell said that blonds among the Clallams were proof of the six Norse women were captured by the Indians, and integrated into the tribe.