ROANOKE ISLAND

BY:BRYAN MORALES

ROANOKE ISLAND

In 1585,English colonists tried to settle Roanoke Island,in what is now North Carolina.The first group of colonists ran low on food,and returned to England in 1586.The second group of colonists had disappeared from Roanoke Island by 1587.What happened to the lost colony is still a mystery.

MAKIN MONEY

In the early 1600's merchants set up the Virginia Company to try establish another colony .To raise money ,the merchants sold stock,or shares of ownership,in the company.Those who bought stock would share in the colony's profits.

FINDING THEM

Now two teams have found remains suggestion that at least some of the Roanoke colonist might have survived and split into two groups.Each of which assimilated into a different American Indian group .

FUN FACTS

John White was an artist pioneer of english efforts to settle North America.He was among those who sailed with Richard Grenville to the short of present day North Carolina in 1585,acting as artist and map maker to the expedition.