Complete History of Roanoke: From the historical site of Fort Raleigh, a complete history about the colony of Roanoke
First English Settlement in the New World: Complete history
History Channel: Mystery at Roanoke: An excellent video
Lost Colony of Roanoke: Summary of the "Lost Colony", and five popular theories as to what happened
Roanoke, A Lost Colony: Historical summary
Roanoke: The Lost Colony: Historical Facts
Roanoke Island: the Virginia Colony: Historical Information, TImeline, Importance of Native Americans
The Roanoke Voyages: Historical Facts
The Roanoke Voyages for Students: A brief summary
What Happened to the Lost Colony of Roanoke? A summary and Video
|Native Americans Present at the Time of the Lost Colony|
|Algonquin||North Carolina's First Colonists: 12,00 Years Before Roanoke|
|Croatoan and Roanoke Colony Video||Powhatan|
|People Important to the Roanoke Colony|
|Virginia Dare||Sir Walter Raleigh|
|Virginia Dare||Sir Walter Raleigh and the American Colonies Timeline|
|Virginia Dare Biography||Sir Walter Raleigh Biography|
|Sir Richard Grenville||John White|
|Sir Richard Grenville||John White Attempts to Rescue the Roanoke Colonists|
|Grenville Biography||John White Biography|
|John White - Governor 1587-1590|
|The Roanoke Settlement Timeline||Roanoke: A Timeline with Original Writings|
13 Originals: The history of the original 13 colonies
Archiving Early America: A wealth of resources about 18th Century America, original newspapers, maps, writings, biographies
North America 1492-1763:Links
to sites important to the growth of Colonial North America.
Have Fun with History: Colonial America: American colonial life existed just shy of 180 years before the United States of America emerged as a nation independent of British rule. These formative years are reflected with free streaming videos from Have Fun with History; included in collection: Early settlers of New England; Puritan Family of Early New England; The Town Crier (Massachusetts). The Mayflower II (building a replica), The Scarlet Letter
How Stuff Works: Roanoke: What Happened to the Lost of Roanoke?
Historical Text Archive Archive: Collection of Essays about important events in history
Thirteen Colonies: Historical facts and information
Colonial Charters, Grants, and Related Documents: From Yale Law School - A list of documents and their texts for every colony in early America - dates supplied as well
|Maps of Early America||Rare Map Collection - Colonial America|
|Other Colonial Pages|
|The Jamestown Colony||The Plymouth Colony|
|The Lost Colony of Roanoke||The New England Colonies|
|The Middle Colonies||The Southern Colonies|
*The name Roanoke is derived from the Indian word, "Raw-re-nock," meaning shell money. The Indians would often trade their beads made from shells and called wampum for goods.
*English explorers Philip Amadas and Arthur Barlowe sailed by in 1584, landed above Roanoke Island, and claimed the landed for Queen Elizabeth.
*After its discovery, Sir Walter Raleigh brought over a party of English colonists, who settled on Roanoke Island, off the northeast coast of North Carolina. This first group of colonists abandoned Roanoke in 1586 and returned to England.
*Virginia Dare, born to Eleanor Dare, was the first English child born in America
*John White, appointed by Sir Walter Raleigh, became the first governor of the Roanoke colony. When the colony needed more supplies, he returned to England for supplies, but was unable to return to Roanoke for three years due to French pirate attacks and England’s war with Spain. Finally, in August 1590, White returned to Roanoke Island and found no one.
* The group of colonists who disappeared after three years when supplies from England ceased to arrive became known as "The Lost Colony" and their fate is still unknown.
*116 colonists - 90 men, 17 women, and 9 children disappeared from "The Lost Colony".
*What happened to the colonists at Roanoke in 1587 is one of America's greatest mysteries.
*To this day, no one has explained the meaning of "Croatoan" carved into a tree at Roanoke. Croatoan was the only word that was found when Raleigh returned to the Colony.
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