Roanoke Island

Roanoke Island

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  • The Disappearance of Colonist on Roanoke Island
  • Gov. John White left the colony on Roanoke Island to return to England due to an on coming war.
  • However, when he returned years later...
  • He found the island abandoned with the word "Croatoan" carved into a post.
  • CROATOAN
  • Croatoan was the name of an island just south of Roanoke where a tribe of Native Americans lived.
  • So, What happened to the settlers? One theory is that they joined with a group of Indians ...
  • Another theory is that they traveled up the river to the Blue Ridge Mnts...
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