The Lost Colony: Roanoke Colony

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Nyasia Midgette October 2, 2017 HIUS-(221) LUO Roanoke: The Lost Colony When most people think of the early settlement they think of the first successful settlement, Jamestown, but this was not the first settlement in the New World. The settlement at Roanoke was the first attempt to colonize the New World. The settlement at Roanoke is often referred to as the “Lost Colony” because of its unusual disappearance. The reason people often do not know about the first settlement at Roanoke is because it was abandoned, forgotten, and lost. Roanoke Island is just off the coast of North Carolina. It appears it was men, women and their children. Back then, they didn’t have the luxurious food that is present here today. Most of the food eaten back…show more content…
John White was name governor of the new colony. John white returned to England to collect supplies. He told his family he would be back as soon as possible. However, it ended up taken longer then expected and it took a total of three years. As you may know, the war with Spain interrupted his plans. In August 1590, John White finally returned to Roanoke, where he left his wife, daughter, granddaughter, and other settlers. Three years later, he reached the colony and he found the place empty. Although, the place was empty there were no signs of battle and no signs of violence. All the people had vanished/disappeared. In the video, there was one clue that he found which was the word "Croatoan" carved into a tree. No one could explain what really happen to the settlement, this is why today it remains a mysteries. For centuries, the Lost Colony of Roanoke Island has been a controversial issue. Many theories exist that explain the disappearance of the colony. Some theories suggest that the colonists left the island to live with friendly neighboring Indians. Others suggest that a hurricane wiped out the colony or that the native tribe killed them. On a more positive note, I believe they move inland and became friendly with the Indians. Although, there are a lot of theories the evidence proves that the men and women left behind on Roanoke Island departed safely from the island and took refuge with the Croatoan Indians. In conclusion, I found that a small North Carolina island is holding a secret. Research says it was the site of an early English colony that mysteriously disappeared. The researches, historians, and scientist have conducted research for decades this is why it became known as “The Lost Colony". There are theories on what could have happened to the men, women and children who called this land their home but no one knows for sure. Will the mystery ever be solved? We may never

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