The Roanoke Colony

The Roanoke Colony
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  • The Roanoke Colony
  • The purpose of the settlement of Roanoke was to mine for gold and silver, discover a passage to the Pacific Ocean, and Christianize he Indians.
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  • The Colonization of Roanoke was a big expectation as it was the first English settlement in the "New World."
  • C R O A T O A N
  • The settlers arrived on a little Island in where is now a part of modern-day Virginia.
  • Although the new settlement was created, the people were unwilling to work and therefore didn't get much accomplished.
  • The colonists suddenly disappeared and the only piece of evidence left was the word Croatoan found carved on a post at the settler's fort on Roanoke Island.
  • Anything could have happened to the Roanoke Colony. The settlers could have gotten lost at sea, a monster may have taken them, the natives could have killed them, etc. The Roanoke Colony's sudden disappearance makes it one of the greatest mysteries in U.S. history.
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