A Roanoke Story

Coming soon from Somerset Hall Press: A Roanoke Story

A Roanoke Story

In the summer of 1587, 115 British men, women, and children disap- peared from the eastern shores of what is now called the United States of America, in northern North Carolina, leaving not a button, nor shoe, nor note, only some ambiguous carvings on trees, an incident com- monly referred to as “The Mystery of Roanoke.”

A Roanoke Story visits this unsolved puzzle from the point of view of the people who watched the ships come into their bay, a people who had lived on this shore since the beginning of history, the Roanoke. This simple change of point of view turns common myths on their heads, and guides us to confront the true beginnings of European colo- nization.