Duluth’s Leif Erikson statue vandalizedSeems like a pretty Minnesotan-level of vandalism…
By News Tribune Today at 5:10 p.m. September 18, 2017
Someone sprayed dark spray paint over part of the wording on Duluth’s Leif Erikson statue over the weekend. …This is a rather hearty-looking statue. It might not be that easy to topple when the time comes.
The vandal painted over the portion of the wording that listed Erikson as being the “Discoverer of America” in 1000 AD, a claim that’s still the subject of much historical debate.
Some people say that, no matter what European got here when, America didn’t need to be discovered: It was already home to Native Americans and had been for centuries.