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History Mystery: Lost U.S. Colony Found at Last?

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posted on May, 9 2010 @ 02:57 AM
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History Mystery: Lost U.S. Colony Found at Last?


www.foxnews.com

Andy Powell, mayor of Bideford, on England's southwestern coast, is convinced the English settlers who mysteriously disappeared from modern-day North Carolina's Roanoke Island joined the local Native American tribe, an assertion he says can be verified with DNA evidence in both America and Britain.
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posted on May, 9 2010 @ 02:57 AM
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Tales about blue-eyed Croatoans and white men spotted in the tribe seem to support Powell's hypothesis, but historians have never been able to verify what really happened.



What we now need is to establish if there are any living family descendants of those lost colonists living here in the U.K., and from them produce a reference library of DNA to match the American results against



The settlers of the Lost Colony reportedly departed from England in 1587 and set up a colony that was known to be friendly with the local Croatoan tribe. In 1590, however, subsequent colonists arrived to find the settlement completely deserted, the only trace of the original settlement was the word "Croatoan" etched in a post.


Stay tuned as we may find more evidence in the form of DNA both in England and America of "Croatoans"

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posted on May, 9 2010 @ 09:33 AM
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I agree Plumranch, I think the Roanoke colony deserted their town and joined to local indian tribe. They were probably starving to death in all likelyhood as their crops wouldn't grow well in the soil and conditions of where they were settled.
This would also explain the lack of personal items found at Roanoke. If they were killed or a hurricane had come either would have left some evidence.
It was very much like the native tribes to adopt people in trouble. So much for the "savage" myths.



posted on May, 9 2010 @ 09:50 AM
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Very interesting. This is another one of those cases that I would have never thought to be solved but this looks good. Now for the 100 other cases involving deserted settlements and what happened to them...

EDIT: en.wikipedia.org...

[edit on 9-5-2010 by Portugoal]



posted on May, 9 2010 @ 10:04 AM
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You know this could be why the early depiction of Natives
all made them out to be so very european looking...



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