Cochise, Apache Indian Chief. "When I was young I walked all over this country, east and west, and saw no other people than the Apaches. After many summers I walked again and found another race of people had come to take it. How is it?" From the book "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee" by Dee Brown.
The Viking Rollo was a real person but not much is known about his origin. In a 911 treaty he received the French City Rouen and surrounding lands. In return he and his warriors would defend the area and were baptised as Chrsitians. The area became known as Normandie, the land of the Northmen.