Presentation on theme: "Roanoke and the Virginia Stones Have you ever found something weird just on the ground?"— Presentation transcript:
Roanoke and the Virginia Stones Have you ever found something weird just on the ground?
Roanoke the Lost Colony 1 st English colony in Americas at Roanoke island funded by knight in Elizabeth I’s court, Sir Walter Raleigh, Raleigh’s 2 nd attempt as starvation and Indian attacks destroyed 1 st attempt John White chosen as military leader and governor, 100 colonists and about 40 sailors, White, his wife and daughter, Eleanor and her new husband welcomed Virginia Dare the 1 st Eng. Baby born in Americas. Soon after supplies ran low and White returned to Eng. for more White detained almost 1 ½ yrs because Invasion of Spanish Armada and Eng. Needing every ship, after Armada sunk returned to Roanoke
Where did they go? White and his men returned to Roanoke to find it abandoned While looking around his men found two clues a fence post with the letters CRO and a tree with the word CROATOAN the name of the nearby Indian tribe on Hatteras Island Recent discovered map by John White has a patch over what looks like a fort on Hatteras Island, White was forced to return to Eng. based on a hurricane
Virginia Stones No one knows what happened to the 100 people left at Roanoke One theory says they intermarried with local Indian tribes like the Croatoans, recent DNA tests confirm that some South Carolina residents are descendants of the English and Croatoan and specifically White’s Party Another claim is they retreated to the patched fort where they were overrun by Indians and killed The final and most mysterious is 42 stones that have been found across S. Carolina and Georgia that date to this time period and even have the name Virginia Dare on them, describing how the colony fled West and died of disease and Indian attack along the way