Walter Raleigh has elected me to be the leader of Roanoke. I have brought 100 skilled men.
November 18, 1587
I told the people I would leave and be back quickly, but there was a war going on with Spain so I was not able to go back.
October 20, 1590
I’m finally able to come back, but I came to see that people were gone, and I saw the word Croatoan carved on a tree. I wonder if they joined an Native American tribe called Croatoan or an Island called Croatoan.