CROATOAN

CROATOAN

Texas 144.1

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Theories abound and the disappearance of the Roanake colonists is one of the oldest mysteries in American history.

The Lost Colony

"Some of the survivors of the Lost Colony of Roanoke may have joined the Croatan. Governor White finally reached Roanoke Island on August 18, 1590, three years after he had last seen them there, but he found his colony had been long deserted. The buildings had collapsed and "the houses [were] taken down." The few clues about the colonists' whereabouts included the letters "CROATOAN" carved into a tree. Croatoan was the name of a nearby island (likely modern-day Hatteras Island) in addition to the local tribe of Native Americans. Roanoke Island was not originally the planned location for the colony and the idea of moving elsewhere had been discussed. Before the Governor's departure, he and the colonists had agreed that a message would be carved into a tree if they had moved and would include an image of a Maltese Cross if the decision was made by force. White found no such cross and was hopeful that his family was still alive." (Wikipedia) Learn More...

 

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  • 3.5x2"
  • Hook Backing
  • Twill/Embroidered
  • Release: 4/25/2023