On Dec 18, 2011, at 10:34 PM, Philip Semanchuk wrote:
> So there you go -- a little Viking blood for everyone! =)
You know, history to me is fascinating. However it has a way of
playing with your mind. According to the Lemko, Jim Huratiak's DNA
studies, his ancestors came from the middle east (like most of ours'),
but continued on to the Isles, before turning around and migrating
into the Carpathians. The arrows on a map, depicting the early
migration seem to parallel the arrows on a map depicting the Viking
history. Speculations about the "Huratiak Sagas" are also influenced
by the similarity to the French fur trade business in North America.
Compare the St. Lawrence River coming from the Great Lakes with the
Dnieper River emptying into the Black Sea, and the range that the
individual traders must have covered. The northern Rockies are
farther from the Great Lakes than than the Carpathians are from the
Black Sea. Put this all together, and it hints to me that
possibly, " .... a lot of Viking blood for some of us."