Croatan Indians.

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7
Citation: 

Mooney, James.  “Croatan Indians.”  Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico.  (Smithsonian Institution.  Bureau of American Ethnology.  Bulletin 30, part 1.)  Washington: Government Printing Office, 1907.  P. 365.  Rpt. in McPherson (entry 49), Exhibit M, pp. 251-252.

Annotation: 

Brief mention.  The Lost Colony theory “may be regarded as baseless.”  Croatans descend from “wasted native tribes, the early colonists or forest rovers, the runaway slaves or other negroes, and probably also ... stray seamen of the Latin races from coasting vessels in the West Indian or Brazilian trade.”

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