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The lost colony of Roanoke is a place and a story shrouded in mystery. Centuries after the disappearance of Roanoke’s colonists, the history of their endeavors and their sudden departure intrigue readers and spark their imagination. This volume sets the stage for the doomed colony, as it covers earlier attempts at Roanoke, the mishaps that occurred, and the clues colonists left behind. Primary sources and brilliant visuals bring Roanoke to life, and information-rich text supports state and national social studies curricula. Evidence from archaeological digs and secret maps will engage even the most reluctant readers and raise the question: How could so many people disappear without a trace?

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Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Author: Caitie McAneney
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Release: 2015-07-15
File: 24 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781499405965

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After 400 years, America's oldest mystery--the Lost Colony--is solved in this remarkable & gripping work of historical detection--spinning a tale of intrigue, sabotage, & murder.

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Genre: History
Author: Lee Miller
Publisher: Arcade Publishing
Release: 2001
File: 362 Pages
ISBN-13: 1559705841

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Briefly describes the two failed attempts by English colonists to establish a settlement of Roanoke Island at the end of the sixteenth century.

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Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Author: Bob Italia
Publisher: ABDO
Release: 2011-08
File: 32 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781616137229

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Discusses the attempts by English colonists to establish a settlement on Roanoke Island and describes the disappearance of the entire colony.

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Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Author: Edward F. Dolan
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish
Release: 2002
File: 48 Pages
ISBN-13: 0761413014

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In 1587 John White was chosen by Sir Walter Raleigh to lead a new colony at Roanoke off the Atlantic coast. After bringing many men, women, and children to the new land, White went back to England to gather supplies for the long winter. But when he finally returned to the fort almost three years later, he found that all of the colonists had vanished. The only signs of life left were the letters CRO carved into a tree and the word CROATOAN carved into one of the fort's posts. Some people think that the Spanish army captured the colonists; some people think that the local native people murdered them; others think that the colonists went off to live with the native people and start a new life. Still others think that the colonists tried to sail home to England and were lost at sea. No one knows for sure. Become a detective as you read this true story, study the clues, and try to figure out the fate of the lost colony of Roanoke. The Unsolved Mystery from History series is written by acclaimed author Jane Yolen and former private investigator Heidi Elisabet Yolen Stemple. Read carefully and check your clues. You might be the first to solve a puzzle that has baffled people for years.

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Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Author: Heidi E. Y. Stemple
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Release: 2003-07-01
File: 32 Pages
ISBN-13: 0689823215

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The legend of the Lost Colony has been captivating imaginations for nearly a century. When they left Roanoke Island, where did they go? What is the meaning of the mysterious word Croatoan? In the sixteenth century, Croatoan was the name of an island to the south now known as Hatteras. Scholars have long considered the island as one of the colonists' possible destinations, but only recently has anyone set out to prove it. Archaeologists from the University of Bristol, working with local residents through the Croatoan Archaeological Society, have uncovered tantalizing clues to the fate of the colony. Hatteras native and amateur archaeologist Scott Dawson compiles what scholars know about the Lost Colony along with what scholars have found beneath the soil of Hatteras.

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Genre: History
Author: Scott Dawson
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Release: 2020-06-15
File: 160 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781439669945

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When Governor John White sailed for England from Roanoke Island in August 1587, he left behind more than 100 men, women and children. They were never seen again by Europeans. For more than four centuries the fate of the Roanoke colony has remained a mystery, despite the many attempts to construct a satisfactory scientific explanation. New research suggests that all past and present theories are based upon a series of erroneous assumptions that have persisted for centuries. Through a close examination of the early accounts, previously unknown or unexamined documents and native Algonquian oral tradition, this book deconstructs the traditional theories. What emerges is a fresh narrative of the activities, challenges, disappointments and ultimate fate of the Lost Colony.

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Genre: History
Author: Brandon Fullam
Publisher: McFarland
Release: 2017-03-28
File: 268 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781476667867

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The Lost Colony of the Confederacy is the story of a grim, quixotic journey of twenty thousand Confederates to Brazil at the end of the American Civil War. Although it is not known exactly how many Confederates migrated to South America -- estimates range from eight thousand to forty thousand -- their departure was fueled by bitterness over a lost cause and a distaste for an oppressive victor. Encouraged by Emperor Dom Pedro, most of these exiles settled in Brazil. Although at the time of the Civil War the exodus was widely known and discussed as an indicator of the resentment against the northern invaders and the strict measures imposed by the federal government after the peace at Appomattox, The Lost Colony of the Confederacy is the first book to focus on this mass migration. Eugene C. Harter vividly describes the lives of these last Confederates who founded their own city and were called Os Confederados by the Brazilians. They retained much of their Southernness and lent an American flavor to Brazilian culture. The cultural province they established still exists as testimony to the hardiness of Southern ways. First published in 1985, this work details the background of the exodus and describes the life of the twentieth-century descendants, who have a strong link both to Southern history and to modern Brazil. The fires have cooled, but it is useful to understand the intense feelings that sparked the migration to Brazil and other areas of the globe. Southern ways have melded into Brazilian, and both are linked by the unbreakable bonds of history, as shown in this revealing account.

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Genre: History
Author: Eugene C. Harter
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
Release: 2000
File: 141 Pages
ISBN-13: 1585441023

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Describes the two attempts by English colonists to establish a settlement on Roanoke Island at the end of the sixteenth century.

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Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Author: Brooke Coleman
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
Release: 2000
File: 24 Pages
ISBN-13: 0823954730

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*Includes pictures depicting important people, places, and events. *Includes excerpts from firsthand accounts of explorers and colonists associated with Roanoke and Jamestown. *Explains the relationship between John Smith and Pocahontas. *Discusses the theories and evidence about what happened to the lost colony. *Includes a bibliography for further reading. Nearly 20 years before Jamestown was settled, the English established one of the earliest colonies in North America around the Chesapeake Bay region, until the colony had over 100 inhabitants. Like other early settlements, Roanoke struggled to survive in its infancy, to the extent that the colony's leader, John White, sailed back to England in 1587 in an effort to bring more supplies and help. However, the attempts to bring back supplies were thwarted by the Spanish in the midst of the Anglo-Spanish War going on at the time, and it was not until 1590 that White reached Roanoke again. What White found when he came back to Roanoke led to one of the most enduring mysteries in American history. Despite the fact he had left over 100 people in Roanoke in 1587, White returned to literally nothing, with all traces of the settlement gone and no evidence of fighting or anything else that might have explained the disappearance of the inhabitants. White found the word "Croatoan" carved on a tree nearby, which he figured might mean the colonists moved to a nearby island, but he was unable to conduct a search expedition there. The Spanish also searched for the colony in hopes of wiping it out themselves, but none of the Europeans could find Roanoke's colonists or explain what happened to the "lost" colony. The fate of Roanoke has fascinated people for over 400 years, and there is no shortage of theories regarding the disappearance of the colony. In addition to the possibility that the settlers moved to Croatoan island, most theories speculate that they were either wiped out by nearby Native Americans or assimilated among a tribe; as historian John Lawson put it, "A farther Confirmation of this we have from the Hatteras Indians, who either then lived on Ronoak-Island, or much frequented it. These tell us, that several of their Ancestors were white People, and could talk in a Book, as we do; the Truth of which is confirm'd by gray Eyes being found frequently amongst these Indians, and no others. They value themselves extremely for their Affinity to the English, and are ready to do them all friendly Offices." Regardless, the murky chain of events have ensured that the mystery still lingers. Jamestown is remembered today because the settlement did survive through the hardships and go on to serve as the capital of the English colony for much of the 17th century. At the same time, one of the biggest reasons for its survival and fame today can be attributed to the local Native Americans, particularly Pocahontas, who has added both a human and romanticized, mythological element to Jamestown. She was the daughter of the paramount chief (mamanatowick) Powhatan, leader of an Algonquian-speaking native group in eastern Virginia. It was this group that Smith and the other English settlers came into contact with, and Smith credited her with saving him from being killed by the Native Americans. After that, Smith was able to establish relatively friendly relations and trade with the local inhabitants, ensuring Jamestown's survival.

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Author: Charles River Editors
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release: 2016-03-16
File: 78 Pages
ISBN-13: 1530576253

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