Would it be at all plausible for the Inuit to reach Iceland from Greenland or is that too much open water for them to cross?
I didn't want them to beat the Vikings, I wanted them to go after the vikings left Greenland.They could have but Iceland had already been discovered and colonised by the Vikings. The Vikings actually beat the Inuits to Greenland too (the Vikings discovered and colonised Greenland in the 10th Century, the Inuit arrived in the 13th Century)
What difference would it make by then?I didn't want them to beat the Vikings, I wanted them to go after the vikings left Greenland.
Well my question was more if trade could be established. I doubt the Inuit could conquer the Icelanders. Or perhaps if the Icelanders do the shipping in search of the Walrus Ivory?What difference would it make by then?
I mean, if the Icelandic people find a few dozen (at most) people in hide canoes showing up on their seashores, it's not like it would be reported as anything but a historical curiosity. Possibly not even that, if the contact was too intermittent and wasn't enough reason for trade between the two peoples.
I know. But think for a moment. Back when there were parts of Greenland that were fertile, back when there was a window of time for the Inuits to settle Iceland. They didn't bother with the parts of Greenland that were similar to Iceland, so why bother with Iceland at all?The Official Language of Greenland is an Inuit language....
Yes, there were people before the Norse (the Norse arrived before the Inuit, IIRC). But the Norse were the first to settle the places that were remotely like Iceland. There was just no incentive for these people to settle these more temperate lands, even when they knew about them.Didn´t some tribes reach Greenland, perish and then a few hundred years pass.