hey i was wondering if you knew why people settled in North Carolina?


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Good luck in your research!

Michelle Czaikowski, Government & Heritage Library



The Lumbee indians are Croatans. In the early 17th century settlers met Lumbee indians and even then they told settlers they were decendants from the Lost Colony and they were the only tribe to then to have grey eyes and they claimed it was from lost colony and the tribe also had the lost colony same last names and all the other tribal indians around there claimed the same thing about the Lumbee but since it's not documented there is no real proof.


The Lumbee Indians claim that they are from the Lost Colony and have fought this for a very long time. Curious though cause in the early 1700's settlers came appon this big Lumbee Indian tribe and were very supprised that they spoke english very well when no other tribes did and had already been living a white mans way and some with 2 story houses, they also worshipped the Christian god and rumors before that of these Indians with blonde hair and blue eyes. Not to mention Smithsonian investigated it and agrees with this tribe. Now DNA testing is being done to validate it all. But it's just my opinion.


Even though my opinion really doesnt matter i think that the lost colony went with the Native Americans and the reaso the colonists could not find them is because Native Americans are nomads and move aroun and i think that they followed diffferent rivers that led throughout Norh Carolina.


some people post stuff on here that they say is what happened but really, NO ONE HAS FIGURED IT OUT YET!! what is your theorie?


My father said that he wasn't quit sure how much blackfoot indian was in us, but that it came from 5th or 6th grandfather, and that there were 3 John's in a row carying the name berry down to denson, gus, yuther then my father william j. berry. (49620 live birth cert. of miss. state)


They joined up with the Native Americans


Thanks, Chuck. I'm assuming you are responding to the earlier question about what happened to the colonists at the "Lost Colony" of Roanoke Island.

That they joined the Native Americans is one theory out there. There are other theories as well.

Thanks for posting your thoughts!

--Michelle Czaikowski, Government & Heritage Library


I am trying to learn more of the practice of and the reason for recorded brands and flesh marks. The court records from colonial period indicate that free people with register flesh marks, using specific terms such as swallow fork, upper keel, under keel, corupp, crop to identifify both free adults and children.


Thank you for posting your research topic. I am forwarding it to the reference staff at the Government & Heritage Library. The library is closed today (11/18/2011) as they are in an all-staff meeting. However, they should be in contact with you about it soon. You may call the Reference Staff at 919-807-7450 or email them at

I hope this will help you in your research.


Michelle Czaikowski, Digital Projects Librarian, Government & Heritage Library

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