A Skraeling was one of the indigenous people of Groenland or New Denmark.


Trepanning was once practised by the Skraelings, passed on by the natives of Siberia and the Tungusk. The practice was later outlawed in New Denmark.[1]

Notable Skraelings

Behind the scenes

  • Skræling was the name given to the indigenous people of Greenland and North America by the Norse.[3]


Notes and references

  1. Northern Lights, Chapter 2
  2. Northern Lights, Chapter 4
  3. Murrin, John M; Johnson, Paul E; McPherson, James M; Gerstle, Gary (2008). Liberty, Equality, Power: A History of the American People, Compact. Thomson Wadsworth. p. 6. ISBN 978-0-495-41101-7