Talk:Roanoke Island

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Separate Into Roanoke Island and Lost Colony Articles?[edit]

I think that Roanoke Island and the Lost Colony deserve their own separate articles, and I am really surprised that I am the first to suggest it. I suggest converting this article into the Lost Colony article and creating a new, more general Roanoke Island article that is not quite as dominated by the Lost Colony's history as is this one. Certainly, the Lost Colony is the most important part of the island's history by far, but there should more non-Lost Colony information about the island. Bjeversole 10:39, 14 January 2007 (UTC)

Since there hasn't been any other commentary, I'd say go for it. I'd suggest Roanoke Colony as a more specific name than Lost Colony. Kmusser 19:11, 9 February 2007 (UTC)
I have split the articles as per above. I think there is not enough current information in the resulting one about Roanoke Island itself, and now, there is certainly more room for it. Vaoverland 07:24, 8 March 2007 (UTC)

The comment about Lee Miller's theory isn't correct.

  • At least twowhat it was like in NC 800 years ago, but it seems unlikely. Can anybody source this or at least explain it? [[User:Starblind|Andrew Řfor this particular claim, but tree rings can be used to determine weather patterns. -- JLaTondre 23:14, 15 December 2005 (UTC)
Very interesting. That might be it. Andrew Lenahan - Starblind 16:09, 26 December 2005 (UTC)

Is this formatted correctly? It seems a bit off to me.

Croatan Indians - Croatian[edit]

The story of Croatan Indians having European ancestors has been told many times. Its also been said that they could well be related to that county in Europe called Croatia. Croatan Indinas should have a page on the web where all information for /against can be viewed.

Please hit search Croatan Indians Croatian and you should come up with some intersting reading

There was no "Tribe" known as Croatan, though there was a "village" by that name of the Tuscarora Nation in North Carolina at that time. The "tribe" of Croatan was fabricated by Hamilton McMillan in 1885, attempting to cover-up the fact that atleast some of the colonists had been taken in by Tuscarora. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Lumbee

Also, The "Hatteras Tribe" was originally "Kateras", which was a Tuscarora village. Lederer visited this village in 1670. http://www.skarorehkatenuakanation.org/TuscaroraChronology.html --Roskerah 06:18, 6 September 2006 (UTC)


I think that EVERYONE should read the paragraph with the heading of "Abandonment of Colony". Someone OBVIOUSLY had TOO much time on their hands. I would like to edit it, but I do not know EXACTLY what belongs there.

Angela

"...the fleet was closer to England than Virginia..."[edit]

From the article: "White took this to mean that they had moved to Croatoan Island, but he was unable to conduct a search; a hurricane hit the Outer Banks and blew his fleet out to sea. By the time the storm abated, the fleet was closer to England than Virginia. The fleet, running low on provisions, returned to England."

While the notion of a hurricane blowing ships out to sea is not that impossible-sounding, the sentence "by the time the storm abated, the fleet was closer to England than Virginia" is. A hurricane would pass a place in 2 days at the absolute longest. How can a ship cross half the Atlantic or more (i.e. 3000 km or more) in two days? --Bowlhover 00:06, 14 March 2006 (UTC)

Storm of the Century[edit]

is why i thought i'd check this out.. an AMAZING little movie Lions Gate has a couple good ones too. Romans 2:12-15 we all know of GOOD and EVIL - can sense it and we all have brains... eyes.. and ears.. so maybe we should look farther.

Amadas and Barlowe[edit]

Shouldn't there be an article on Philip Amadas and Arthur Barlowe? If not Barlowe, at least Philip Amadas, considering we know slightly more about him than Barlowe. Or does this belong in (Project North Carolina)?206.211.66.20 20:51, 31 October 2006 (UTC)

List of Early Roanoke Island Immigrants[edit]

Why isnt there a link to this list or where is it ?? see lost-colony.com or contact ? croatan@peoplepc.com

Early Trade with Americas[edit]

America BC details 3000 years of early (2500 BC to 500 AD) trade with America's by Phoenicians, Egyptians, Libyans, Basque and early Irish via the 10s of 1000s of writings they left on rocks esp up and down eastern US seaboard but also inland to great lakes and p the Mississippi etc and in the west in nevada etc...

America BC at amazon.com

Why is "Go Japan!!!' in the middle of the 1st sentence of the 2nd pp?[edit]

I tried editing it, but can't find it in the page pulled up for edit. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 128.177.200.33 (talk) 18:27, 7 February 2007 (UTC).

Vandalism[edit]

-- Stupid kids can't even spell "Crocodile" Brance 15:03, 22 May 2007 (UTC)Brian

More Vandalism[edit]

-- The third paragraph under "The Lost Colony" needs some attention. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 65.100.121.122 (talk) 22:37, 3 September 2007 (UTC)


I am removing that paragraph. The same information can be found in the preceeding paragraph. 207.45.43.68 (talk) 17:16, 17 December 2007 (UTC)

3rd voyage: There were 17 women, 11 children and 87 men were brought on the voyage and Raleigh's daughter was pregnant!—Preceding unsigned comment added by 67.166.144.190 (talkcontribs)

And still more Vandalism[edit]

There seems to have been quite of activity editing this Wiki article today (4/17/2008). Someone has added false and rather offensive remarks to the article, which I am unable to remove at this time due to Wiki intermediate edit restrictions. The offensive text is copied below and italicized. If anyone spots this, please correct accordingly. Thank you.


History

Roanoke and Raleigh's Mistake

Main article: Roanoke Colony Roanoke Island was the site of the 16th century Roanoke Colony, the first English colony in the New World in what was then called Virginia, in honor of England's ruling monarch, Queen Elizabeth I. There were two major groups of settlers who attempted to establish a permanent settlement at Roanoke Island, and each failed.

The whore he brought home that mysterious night of the dissapearence brainwashed him and made him rape EVERYONE!!! Turns out he had aids, and everyone died. Too bad.

Roanoke NC?[edit]

Can Roanoke be conssidered in North Carolina? Or is it conssidered Virginia? A 4th grader named Evan Perry



PLEASE WRITE BACK!!!!!!

Roanoke NC?[edit]

Can Roanoke be conssidered in North Carolina? Or is it conssidered Virginia? A 4th grader named Evan Perry —Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.65.197.184 (talk) 20:11, 17 May 2008 (UTC)

Excellent question. In North Carolina by the boundaries that appeared later, but definitely Virginia during the time of the Lost Colony when the whole area was known as Virginia. The name Virginia first appeared here in 1584. The name Carolina did not appear here until 1629.DLinth (talk) 22:35, 25 December 2008 (UTC)

ends abruptly?[edit]

Anyone else think this article ends abruptly? I'm sure there's a lot more to say about the Island after the Civil War. A good start would be talking about how the Freedman Colony eventually dissolved. What about present-day Manteo? Thanks. --Omarcheeseboro (talk) 19:59, 13 November 2008 (UTC)

I know that comment is more than four years old but I agree as a native resident of the Island. --75.139.102.147 (talk) 22:04, 3 January 2013 (UTC)

Use of "Citation needed"[edit]

I have added citations to Lawson where the need was indicated - but am a little baffled as to why an editor would either reference the work in the body text (or see the plainly evident reference), but not actually give the reference a formal citation and use the "cn" tag instead. <rant>If the work is already referenced in the body text, how hard is it to look up the reference and cite it bibliographically? The full content and bibliographic info for the Lawson history in particular is (are) not at all difficult to find online (although there are several editions in print).</rant> Hipgnostic (talk) 19:57, 3 July 2012 (UTC)