Roanoke Island Colony

Roanoke Island is an 8 mile long island, located off of North Carolina. It s famous for multiple reasons, but the most famous is the lost Roanoke Colony. Sponsored by Queen Elizabeth in the 16th century, the Roanoke Colony was an attempt to create a permanent English settlement. It is not known what ever happened to the Roanoke settlers.

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Was Roanoke colony a success?

Success is viewed differently with different perspectives.

In the case of the unfortunate colonists, since their fate is unknown, this question cannot be answered for them.

However, for the English empire, Roanoke was a stiffening blow to their move to colonize the new world of the Americas, and it was until 20 years later that the Jamestown colony was established.

For the Native Americans, the disappearance of the Roanoke colony meant 20 years free from European imperialists, which would make the colony a success.

Then, for the aliens that successfully captured and probed the Roanoke colonists, I'd deem the colony to be a success, as they were able to complete their mission without compromising their existence to the humans, and they were able to gain critical information about the human race, setting them up for December 21st, 2012, or the end of the world.

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What happened in 1590 to England's The Lost Colony of Roanoke and to its colonists?

Roanoke is the "Lost Colony" for a reason. No one knows what happened to its people. It is a mystery that is still yet to be solved. There are only theories about what happened at Roanoke . The colonists could have died from a disease, or they tried to sail back home on their small ship, or got invaded by the Wompanog Indians or the Croaton Native Americans took them.

In 1587, Sir Walter Raleigh outfitted a ship with 91 men, 17 women, and 9 children and sent them on their way to the shores of Chesapeake Bay. Strong winds blew the expedition off course and they landed on an island off the coast of what would become North Carolina. The island was Roanoke. Roanoke was settled in 1587. The settlers attempted to establish a colony there while the ship returned to England for supplies. When it's founder returned to England for supplies, it took him 3 years to return because the journey both ways was long and dangerous, and England was at war with Spain.

When Raleigh's agents found the colony, all that was left were abandoned buildings and the word "CROATOAN" carved on one of the buildings. The men assumed the settlers had moved to Croatan Island near Cape Hatteras. But sailing there, they found no trace of the colonists. Some historians think the settlers could not survive on their own and they moved in with some local Indians, the Lumbee Tribe. The members of the Lumbee Tribe today claim that is what happened.

The colony of Roanoke is considered one of the greatest mysteries in history because no one knows for sure how or what happened to the missing colonists.

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Was Roanoke island a failure as a colony?

As there were no survivors, then yes it was a failure.

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What was the mysterious word written on a tree at Roanoke island?

Crotan

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What was the name of England's The Lost Colony in the Americas and why was it called that?

The lost colony was named Roanoke.

While many people consider Virginia to be the first colony, it is more appropriate to say that it was the first successful colony. Few people have heard about the so-called Lost Colony, a failed attempt by the English to establish a colony in the Americas. Originally established in 1587 on Roanoke Island, off the coast of North Carolina. By 1590 it had disappeared without a trace. Navigator Sir Walter Raleigh (1554-1618) sent a group of colonists to America, but these ships were headed for areas near Chesapeake Bay, farther north (in present-day Virginia). Reaching the outer banks, the ships' commander refused to take the colonists to their destination and instead left them at Roanoke Island, the site of earlier failed attempts at colonization. The colonists' leader, John White, returned to England for supplies in August 1587. However, the ongoing war between England and Spain prevented him from returning to the colony until three years later. Arriving back at Roanoke in August 1590, he expected to be met by family members and the 100 or so settlers. Instead he discovered an abandoned area.


Two theories explain what might have become of the lost colonists: Since the shore of Chesapeake Bay was their original destination, the colonists might have moved there but, encountering resistance, perished at the hands of the Indians. Other evidence suggests that the colonists became integrated with several Indian tribes living in North Carolina. Either way, they were never seen ever again by the Europeans!

John White and more (Sir Walter Raliegh...exc.) came upon a carving that read 'CROATOAN'.
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Did John Smith support Roanoke Island colony?

No. Smith had nothing to do with Roanoke. Roanoke was in the 1580's and Smith is in Jamestown in 1608 as governor. Smith was a baby when Roanoke was established since he was born in 1580.

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What really happened to the colonists of Roanoke?

Raleigh had financed the colony at Roanoke. When the colony failed, he lost his investment.

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Was John Rolfe the leader of Roanoke colony?

Yes he was the one who went back to get the food. But then 3 years later he went back and nobody was there. All he found was in a tree carved C-R-O that means the Croatians had been there!

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Why was Roanoke the first colony called The Lost Colony?

Roanoke is called The Lost colony because all the settlers disappeared. It was founded in 1587. The founder returned to England for supplies. But when he left the oceans were dangerous, and when he got to England, England was at war with Spain. It took him 3 years to come back. When he arrived, the settlers were gone. On a tree the settlers wrote, "Croatoan". However, their message was not deciphered at the time. Theories now say the settlers died of starvation or from Indians, or they tried to sail away, or some other calamity happened to them.

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Who won the Battle of Thousand Islands?

The British

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Who Is The Governor of Roanoke Colony?

Sir Walter Raleigh was the govenor of the lost colony of Roanoke.

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What is the abbreviation of Roanoke island?

The abbreveation for raonoke island is R.I.

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Who won the Battle of Long Island?

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When was Roanoke island established?

The colony on Roanoke island was originally established in 1585.

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Who was the founder of the Roanoke Colony?

Sir Walter Raleigh and his half-brother, Sir Humphrey Gilbert John White. - he was in charge Sir Walter Raleigh

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Who led the first expedition to Roanoke island in 1584?

sir water Rayleigh did cause he was an adventurer

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How many hours was the castaways' trip supposed to be on Gilligan's Island?

A three hour tour.

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Why was the Roanoke Island Colony a disaster?

The settlers disappeared without a trace! But in a tree, there was a single word..... Croaton.

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Why did the colonist of Roanoke disappear?

The WikiAnswers community has many different thoughts on the subject:

  • Some of the tribe members bore the same last names as some of the missing colonists. In addition, many members of the tribe had Anglo features - fair eyes, light hair, and Anglo bone structure.
  • There are several theories as to what might have happened. Some of them may have moved south to merge with the friendly natives. Some may have tried to sail back to England. Some may have moved north to the Chesapeake Bay. Some may have moved inland to the mainland. There are no definitive answers, just theories - some sensible, some not so sensible.
  • They don't know why they left or disappeared.
  • No one knows but vikings might have something to do with it.
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Where is Roanoke Island?

Roanoke Island is a small island off what is now the coast of North Carolina, in Dare County, on the Outer Banks.

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Where did the colonists of Roanoke go?

1AnswerThere is all different kinds of answers to that question. Some people think an Indian tribe killed them all. Some people think they tried to escape by boat. Some people think they went to live with the Indians because of some jewelry found. Nobody knows for sure what happened to them though.
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What was the only clue that John White discovered about the missing settlers when he returned to the Roanoke colony?

The word "Croatoan" was carved on a post at the entrance to the palisado, and a similar "CRO" was carved on a tree. A secret sign that the settlers were forced was no inscribed anywhere.

(The best explanation was that the settlers went to live with nearby Indian tribes, and were lost to accident or attacks.)

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What is home country settlers at Roanoke Jamestown and Plymouth?

England

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What foods did the people of Roanoke eat?

Food

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How many miles between Roanoke island and Roanoke river?

40

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