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The Lost Colony of Roanoke

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Stephanie Weiss

on 5 May 2017

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Transcript of The Lost Colony of Roanoke

The Lost Colony of Roanoke
Manny Tejeda

Where/When did it Occur
In 1587, on Roanoke island off the coast of Carolina.
What are Some Explanations
1. The word "Croatoan" was found, and that is the name of a native tribe
2. They might have tried to sail back to England on their own, and gotten lost at sea
3. People have found evidence that the some settlers split into two different groups, and joined different native tribes

My Theory
I think that some of the people tried to sail back to England for supplies, but got lost at sea. Then the remaining people, weakened by the lack of supplies, were attacked by the Croatoan people and mostly killed off. Then the remaining people, unsure what to do, split into two groups and eventually joined friendly native tribes.
I used different articles all on History.com
What is the mystery?
in 1587, 115 English settlers went to Roanoke, an island off the coast of Carolina. Three years later, when the governor came back from war, the colony was completely gone. There were no traces of the colony, and the one thing found was the word "Croatoan" carved in a wooden post.
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