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Roanoke: Solving the Mystery of the Lost Colony

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In November of 1587, a report reached London claiming Sir Walter Raleigh's expedition to land English settlers in America had foundered. The colony on Roanoke Island off of the coast of North Carolina-115 men, women, and children-had disappeared without a trace. For four hundred years, the question of what became of the doomed settlers has remained unanswered. Where did they go? What really happened? Why were they on Roanoke Island in the first place, as that was not their destination? Using her consummate skills as an anthropologist and ethnohistorian, Lee Miller casts new light on the previously inexplicable puzzle of Roanoke, unraveling a thrilling web of deceit that can be traced back to the inner circle of Queen Elizabeth's government to finally solve the lasting mystery of the Lost Colony.

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Using her consummate skills as an anthropologist and ethnohistorian, Miller casts new light on the previously inexplicable puzzle of Roanoke, unraveling a thrilling web of deceit that can be traced back to the inner circle of Queen Elizabeth's government to finally solve the lasting mystery of the Lost Colony.

About the Author

Lee Miller holds a masters degree in anthropology from Johns Hopkins University. She was head of research and a writer for the CBS television series 500 Nations and a consultant for the BBC television series Land of the Eagle. Of Kaw heritage, she is the founder of the Native Learning Foundation.

Table of Contents

Roanoke Preface

Acknowledgments

Maps

Part One: A Case Of Missing Persons

1. The Disappearance

2. A Case of Missing Persons

3. John White: Governor

4. Of London

5. Of Population

6. Of Religion

7. The Colonists

8. In Certain Danger

Part Two: A Case Of Murder

9. Sabotage

10. The Second Roanoke Expedition: Grenville and the Secotan (1585)

11. The Second Roanoke Expedition: Lane's Command (1585-1586)

12. Chaunis Temoatan and a Murder (1586)

Part Three: A Case Of Conspiracy

13. The Lost Colonists (1587)

14. Raleigh's Rise to Power

15. Political Turmoil

16. The Players

17. The Motive

18. The Game

19. The Fall

Part Four: Who Are The Mandoag?

20. Raleigh's Search

21. Jamestown

22. War on the Powhatan

23. Requiem

24. Deep in the Interior

25. Who Are the Mandoag?

26. Epilogue

Appendix A: Wingina and the Secotan

Appendix B: The Meaning of Mandoag and Nottoway

Notes and References

Bibliography

Index

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Taynb, January 17, 2008 (view all comments by Taynb)
Lee Miller has some interesting theories of what happened to Roanoke Island. It intricately weaves the characters involved with starting the Colony. From the soldiers who started to build the Fort to White's Colony to the people who might have wanted to see it not flourish. Will let you see for yourself if you get drawn into the book like I was.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780142002285
Subtitle:
Solving the Mystery of the Lost Colony
Author:
Miller, Lee
Author:
Miller, Lee G.
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York, NY
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
United States - Colonial Period
Subject:
16th century
Subject:
Roanoke Colony
Subject:
Roanoke Island
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
United States / Colonial Period(1600-1775)
Subject:
Roanoke Island (N.C.) History.
Subject:
US History-Colonial America
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20020528
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
7.98x5.40x.82 in. .68 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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