Sir Walter Raleigh’s Lost Colony: An historical sketch of the attempts of Sir Walter Raleigh to establish a colony in Virginia, with the traditions of an Indian tribe in North Carolina. Indicating the fate of the colony of Englishmen left on Roanoke Isl

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McMillan, Hamilton.  Sir Walter Raleigh’s Lost Colony:  An historical sketch of the attempts of Sir Walter Raleigh to establish a colony in Virginia, with the traditions of an Indian tribe in North Carolina.  Indicating the fate of the colony of Englishmen left on Roanoke Island in 1587.  Wilson, NC: Advance Presses, 1888.  29 p.  Rev. ed.  Raleigh: Edwards and Broughton, 1907.  46 p.  Rpt. in McPherson (entry 49), Exhibit C.  Microfilmed by the Library of Congress.

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An often-cited work. Quotes early travel writers on Indians who may have been descendants of the Lost Colonists and Manteo’s tribe. Relates several origin traditions. Mentions their “Anglo-Saxon” language, Lost Colonists’ surnames still found among them, road-building, walking “Indian-file,” and raising tobacco for their own use.

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