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The Lost Colony of Roanoke
 

The Lost Colony of Roanoke

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    • Learn all about the mystery of Roanoke Island!!!
    •  The colonists that settled on Roanoke were English citizens. There were 2 attempts to settle Roanoke. Ralph Lane was the governor of the first attempt. Ralph Lane murdered Wingina, the Roanoke Indians chief over a stolen cup, this was not a good start for the colony of Roanoke. The settlers on the first attempt did not respect the Indians and often held them hostage to get information. The first attempt was not working out well, so the colonists headed back to England. John White was the governor of the second attempt to settle Roanoke. John White’s daughter, Eleanor Dare gave birth to the first English child born in America named Virginia. The second attempt was when the colonists disappeared. There were about a 117 colonists and they all disappeared expect for John White, who was off getting supplies in England. Their were about 90 men, 17 women, and 9 children that disappeared. The only clues they left when John White returned was CRO carved in a tree and CROATON carved in a post.
    •  John White left for England to get supplies. It took him 2-4 years to get the supplies because of a war in England and Queen Elizabeth I needed all her ships. They do not know who John Whites parents are or when he was born. White’s daughter married Ananias Dare who was one of the governor’s 12 helpers and was also a brick layer. John White was a great artist!! (below his art) John White was on both attempts to settle Roanoke!
    •  She was queen of England at the time period Roanoke was being settled.
    • FUN FACT:Sir Walter Raleigh was the person that organized and planned theRoanoke colony!
    • Some of near by Indians were the Roanoke, and the Croaton Indians.The colonists treated the Indians unfairly.
    • Roanoke is located in the Outer Banks.Roanoke is named after Roanoke Carolina AlgonquianIt is in dare country (a protected area)Roanoke is between barrier islands and main land. Croaton was a near by island, there also were Croaton Indians.Philip Amadas and Arthur Barlowewere the first to discover the island.
    • Here are 5 of the theories how the colonists disappeared.1) The colonists left the settlement. A good theory.2) They all were killed by a disease. Not likely, they did not find any bodies.3) A hurricane hit and wiped out the village. This is another unlikely theory considering the fence post was standing.4) The colonists decided to move in with the Indians. A likely theory.5) They all were killed by natives. This is probably the most likely theory because the natives could have tore down their houses and moved the bodies.
    • I hope you enjoyed my presentation.