Roanoke Island – “The Lost Colony” <ul><li>Roanoke Island was the first British settlement in North America. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Roanoke Island was first settled by Sir Walter Raleigh in 1584. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Raleigh named the entire region Virginia. </li></ul><ul><li>However, Roanoke Island is in present day North Carolina, where the capital is named Raleigh. </li></ul>
<ul><li>In 1587, John White tries to start a British settlement on Roanoke Island. </li></ul><ul><li>He and others had to return to England later in 1587 for supplies. </li></ul><ul><li>Because of fighting between Britian and Spain, the colonists were unable to return to the colony until 1590. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Colonists returned in 1590 to find that everyone had vanished. Only the word “Croatoan” was carved into a tree. </li></ul>
The Settlement of Jamestown <ul><li>The settlement of Jamestown was started in Virginia by the Virginia Company in 1607. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Captain John Smith saved Jamestown by: </li></ul>- bargaining for food with the Powhatan Indians. - calling for a “no work, no food” rule. - 2/3’s of the colonists died of disease and hunger.