Sir Walter Raleigh’s Lost Colony of Roanoke.

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Terry, G. Cunningham.  “Sir Walter Raleigh’s Lost Colony of Roanoke.”  Blackwood’s Magazine 194 no. 1175 (Sept. 1913): 320-28.


Romanticized description of a visit to Robeson County, in the “‘backwynds’ of North Carolina’s Blue Ridge.”  Describes John Cotsmuir, noting his Chaucerian speech, Saxon cross-bow, flint-lock musket, and Indian tomahawks.  Croatans recount for Terry the traditions of their journey from Roanoke to Robeson County, the story of Virginia Dare, and the “two-storeyed stone houses, forts, and water wheels” built by their Indian ancestors with instruction from the English.

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