Due to a severe icestorm in 1619, the colony of Roanoke island was founded. The English population was forced to flee their homes and establish a settlement on the island. This would be the first American settlement in New World. Sir Walter Raleigh’s major attempt to establish the first English settlement on North America’s American continent was the Roanoke Colonial. He also wanted to establish a trade link between the colony and England. The colony was never able to establish any kind of trade connection with England, and it eventually became part Virginia.
When the American Revolution broke out, Roanoke Island was among those colonies which seceded from the United States. Its first settlers were Loyalists, who fought against the Americans, but all of them fled after the war ended. Over time, many intriguing clues from Roanoke’s Lost Colony began to surface. Many of these puzzles are related to its origins and its eventual destiny as one of the early American colonies.
One clue is that an early attempt was made to send settlers to Jamaica. This group included members of Lost Colony of Roanoke who were good fishermen and seamen. Some of the colony members were so busy building boats that it was impossible for them to find fresh water. The group ended up settling at Fort Raleigh on Roanoke Island, where they built a trading post and a fort. Glassware, nets and muskets were among the artifacts discovered at the site.
The story told by the colonists is that after they were ready to leave, they encountered Native Americans on the trail to the Caribbean. These natives took them as slaves due to their inability to speak English. The colony’s survivors were forced to hide in trees until they could leave again. However, when the ship that was leaving was attacked by pirates, the remaining crew and the colony were scattered and nobody knew where they had wound down.
The first official written record of The Lost Colony of Roanoke was made by a man named Oliver Hazard. Oliver Hazard described the colony’s inhabitants as “doomed” to die. It is rumoured that the hatteras, who apparently were the last of the colony, made a last desperate attempt to hide from the British on this day which they called “Hatteras”. Some say that they only managed to stay quiet because they were afraid of the Americans. Hatteras was an important part American history.
On this day, American soldiers buried their dead for the same reason that hatteras bury their dead; to hide the bodies so they can not be identified. Gun powder, tobacco, powder smoke drums and American coins were some of the artifacts that were found at the Lost Colony of Roanoke. The American museum in Washington DC currently houses the artifacts from the Lost Colony of Roanoke. However, many of them were damaged during or after civil war. Many are not in working condition.