The Lost Colony of Roanoke
In 1587, John White led a group of 118 colonists to the first English settlement on Roanoke Island off the coast of North Carolina. But when the colony's leader, John White, made a trip back to England to get supplies, he returned to Roanoke to find all the settlers had vanished. They left behind only a single clue, the word “Croatoan” carved into a post. The colonists were never seen again. Historians and archaeologists have been trying to figure out what happened to those initial settlers ever since.
THEORIES: They integrated into the Lumbee Tribe, they were kidnapped by another tribe, they died from diseases, they moved inland for more food, or they tried to sail back to England.
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