Roanoke Island<br />What Happened?<br />
Roanoke Island<br />91 men, 17 women and 9 children settled on Roanoke Island (off the coast of present-day North Carolina...
What Happened?<br />Killed by Native Americans<br />Wandered off to find better land<br />Merged with the NAs<br />
Merged<br />One report by a colonist says that he spotted a native boy in the area of the colonists with “hair of a perfec...
Jamestown<br />What Happened?<br />
Jamestown Movie<br />
Some of the people of Jamestown resorted to cannibalism.  One man was accused of killing, salting and eating his wife.  He...
The Colonists Weren’t Lazy<br />New evidence has shown that the colonists weren’t lazy.<br />The experienced the worst dro...
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Roanoke Island and Jamestown

  1. 1. Roanoke Island<br />What Happened?<br />
  2. 2. Roanoke Island<br />91 men, 17 women and 9 children settled on Roanoke Island (off the coast of present-day North Carolina)<br />John White (leader) – returned to England for supplies<br />Delayed by Spanish for three years<br />Found Roanoke deserted<br />Only clue – “CROATOAN” carved into a gatepost<br />Croatoan Island – 50 miles to the south<br />
  3. 3. What Happened?<br />Killed by Native Americans<br />Wandered off to find better land<br />Merged with the NAs<br />
  4. 4. Merged<br />One report by a colonist says that he spotted a native boy in the area of the colonists with “hair of a perfect yellow and… white skin.” <br />There were also rumors of some of the colonists within fifty miles of the Jamestown fort. There had been crosses and letters found carved into the trees. <br />John Smith was told by a native leader who lived near Roanoke that he had seen men like Smith. <br />&quot;Lost Colony of Roanoke.&quot; Kyrene School District - Redirect. Web. 13 Oct. 2009. &lt;http://www.kyrene.org/schools/brisas/sunda/mystery/roanoke_files/frame.htm&gt;.<br />
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  6. 6. Jamestown<br />What Happened?<br />
  7. 7. Jamestown Movie<br />
  8. 8. Some of the people of Jamestown resorted to cannibalism. One man was accused of killing, salting and eating his wife. He was sentenced to death.<br />Colonists sometimes dug up and consumed corpses.<br />(Discovered in the writings of George Percy, a prominent member of the original band of Jamestown settlers)<br />
  9. 9. The Colonists Weren’t Lazy<br />New evidence has shown that the colonists weren’t lazy.<br />The experienced the worst drought in 100 years.<br />

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