Roanoke Island Storyboard

Roanoke Island Storyboard
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  • Arrival at Roanoke
  • Colony from August to October
  • After John White Leaves...
  • John White and 117 colonists set sail from Portsmouth, England to establish a new colony. One of the colonists were White's daughter, who married Ananias Dare. The colony was near Chesapeake Bay.
  • Colonists farm and hunt for food, and sleep in forts. Everybody is content with the colony. 2 years passes and Sir Richard Grenville comes to get supplies. Grenville arrived on Roanoke with supplies and new colonists.
  • The colonists leave the colony for Croatoan and join the local tribe. John White arrives later and finds the colony deserted, with the words "Croatoan" and "Cro" carved on a nearby tree. There was no cross so we can assume the colony is safe. Croatoan is on John White's maps, so we know it exists.
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