Synopses & Reviews
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.
"Lee Miller offers enlivening insight and astounding detail as she resurrects a four-hundred-year-old American mystery." Chicago Tribune
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
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
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
22. War on the Powhatan
24. Deep in the Interior
25. Who Are the Mandoag?
Appendix A: Wingina and the Secotan
Appendix B: The Meaning of Mandoag and Nottoway
Notes and References