Roanoke: The Lost Colony

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Were the settlers attacked and “murdered? Did they die of natural causes? Or were they assimilated into Native American tribes?” The title of this documentary is Roanoke: The Lost Colony and directed by Brendan Greockel and Brian Leckey. This is an instructive documentary about the Roanoke settlers and how they suddenly disappear. “Croatoan” was the only clue left, carved on the trunk of a tree by the Roanoke Colony before they disappear. In the year 1587, over 100 English settlers came ashore Roanoke Island, NC, to establish the first English colony in America. Sir Walter Raleigh sent John

White, to be the governor of the Roanoke colony. Among the settlers was Eleanor, daughter of White, who gave birth to Virginia Dare. Because of some kind of problem White had to return to England for an emergency. He returned to the Roanoke Colony three years later and just found the word “Croatoan” carved on the trunk of a tree, but never found the Roanoke settlers or his family.

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