The "new world"
Vinland ( present- day Newfoundland in Canada). Leif Eriksson was the first European to discover the Newfoundland, not Columbus
the first Europeans came in 1497
Europeans, after columbuses discovery. europeans then (in late 1600s) introduced the africans into the Americas as slaves
The first Europeans to bring African slaves to the Americas were the Portuguese, and why they did it, was because they were funded by Prince Henry.
The Vikings first then Columbus.
Answer: the Native Americans were the first people in the Americas for thousands of years. The Vikings were the first Europeans to arrive in the New World, getting there as early as the 900s. Christopher Columbus didn't arrive until 1492. He is credited with "discovering America", but that is obviously not true.
The Puritans were the first settlers to arrive in America.
The Vikings were the first Europeans to plant settlements in the Americas, nearly 1000 years ago in what is now Labrador Island, Canada. However, these did not survive. The Spaniards were the first Europeans to colonize in the Americas and create lasting colonies, beginning in 1493 in what is now the Dominican Republic.
Some people refer to the time before Europeans arrived in the Americas as Pre-Colonial days. The Europeans went through a period of Renaissance before the Colonists first came to the Americas.