When the colonists and John white landed on Roanoke, it was abandoned. When they arrived, they had a lot of supplies. They settled there and made a small fort.
The colonists were slowly losing supplies after they settled in. They made small houses for each other to live in. John white sees that they are low on things they needed. He decides to travel back to England to get more supplies, leaving the colonists alone, with very little food and supplies.
After he left, the colonists waited for his return with more supplies. After a while they grew tired of waiting and decided to travel to Croatoan island. Before they left, someone carved the word CROATOAN on a tree. they left to the island to see if they had supplies, ad were never seen again.