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Unformatted text preview: Sheet1 Page 1 The Lost Colony at Roanoke The first effort made by the English to establish a colony in America, occurred in the late sixteenth century, at Ro Island. Starting in 1584 efforts were made to explore the east coast of North America as far south as Spanish cla was in 1587 that a permanent colony was finally created. However great this accomplish was for the colonists an England, it proved to be one of the greatest American mysteries when the colony was discovered abandoned in 1 In this presentation of the lost Roanoke Colony, I plan to describe how the colony was settled, those persons invo the settlement and the discovery of it's abandonment. Roanoke Island is an island just off the coast of present da Carolina. The Albemarle Sound, Croatan Sound, Roanoke Sound, and the Pamlico Sound are four bodies of wat surround the island. The Atlantic Ocean is less than ten miles away from Roanoke on it's eastern coast, but direc with the ocean is impeded by a strip of land called Bodie Island, which is part of the Outer Banks. The western co the Island is also less than ten miles from the mainland of North Carolina. The history of the settlement can be found in England's increasing interest in laying claim to a portion of the New during the late 1570's. This interest was even more apparent, when in the same decade, Queen Elizabeth encou exploration and settlement of new lands by issuing charters for this task, and it was during this time period when Island was discovered by the English. However it was not until March 25, 1584 when the significant history of Ro was made with the re-issuing of the charter to Sir Walter Raleigh. It was the responsibility of Raleigh to make the necessary provisions to complete the journeys to the New World a accomplish the goals of the charter. This meant hiring ship captains and their crews, recruiting possible colonists purchasing food and other supplies, and finding those who would invest capital in the missions. Raleigh however actively participate in the journeys to Roanoke Island four expeditions, under the Raleigh charter, which comprise the story of the lost colony. The first and second exp take place from 1584 to 1586. The accomplishments of these missions include producing contact and establishin relations with a native tribe called the Croatoan, the fortification of the island, and searching for an appropriate pla permanent settlement. It is during the second expedition that there was an attempt to leave a small force of men while the ships returned to England for supplies. They left a few more than one hundred men, which were need to fortifying the island, to continue the search for a permanent settlement sight, and to keep an English hold on the i effort failed due to the lack of supplies, weather conditions, and the strained relations with the Croatoans and oth...
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This note was uploaded on 02/04/2011 for the course ENGL 1301 taught by Professor Chumchal during the Spring '08 term at Blinn College.
- Spring '08