Roanoke: Solving the Mystery of the Lost Colonyby Lee Miller
November 1587. A report reaches London that Sir Walter Raleigh's expedition, which left England months before to land the first English settlers in America, has foundered. On Roanoke Island, off the coast of North Carolina, a tragedy is unfolding. Something has gone very wrong, and the colony--115 men, women, and children--is in trouble. But there will be no rescue.… See more details below
November 1587. A report reaches London that Sir Walter Raleigh's expedition, which left England months before to land the first English settlers in America, has foundered. On Roanoke Island, off the coast of North Carolina, a tragedy is unfolding. Something has gone very wrong, and the colony--115 men, women, and children--is in trouble. But there will be no rescue. Before help can reach them, all will vanish with barely a trace.
The Lost Colony is America's oldest unsolved mystery. For four hundred years, the question of what became of the doomed settlers has remained unanswered. Where did they go? What really happened? And yet, as compelling as this riddle is, Roanoke holds a further surprise, for it comprises not one mystery but two--not only what happened to the colonists but why? Why were they marooned on Roanoke Island when their true destination was elsewhere?
In this remarkable work of historical detection, Lee Miller goes back to the original evidence and offers a fresh solution to the enduring riddle. She establishes beyond doubt that the tragedy of the Lost Colony did not begin on the shores of Roanoke but within the inner circle of Queen Elizabeth's government. Powerful men had reason to want Raleigh's mission to fail, But beyond that, she uses her skills as an anthropologist and ethnohistorian to cast new light on the previously inexplicable puzzles of the Roanoke data. She shows what must have become of the settlers, left to face a hostile world. Narrating a thrilling tale of Court intrigue, spy rings, treachery, sabotage, Native American politics, and power, Lee Miller has finally solved the four-hundred-year-old mystery of the Lost Colony.
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- 1st U.S. Edition
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Meet the Author
Lee Miller holds a master’s degree in anthropology from Johns Hopkins University. She was head of research and a writer for the CBS TV series 500 Nations and a consultant for the BBC TV series Land of the Eagle. She has also served as a consultant for various Indian nations, as well as for U.S. federal and state agencies, including the Library of Congress. Of Kaw heritage, she is the founder of the Native Learning Foundation and the author of From the Heart: Voices of the American Indian. She lives in upstate New York.
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