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The Lost Colony of Roanoke, in Virginia, was first the English settlement in the New World. After not receiving supplies from England for two years, they sent their leader back to England to bring them supplies. He returned two years later to find the colony had vanished. Not a single person was there and there was no evidence of a fight. The only evidence they found was the world "CROATOAN" carved on a tree, and "CRO" on another tree nearby.

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Because that means the people were safe. It was obvious that they went with a near tribe, that's why children not brought there, found there, had blue eyes eventually. Scientists don't believe this because the nearest tribe was against and hated the Americans.

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The only clue left at Roanoke was the word "Croatoan" carved into a tree.

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