Thursday, May 28, 2020

The Secret Token: Myth, Obsession, and the Search for the Lost Colony of Roanoke by Andrew Lawler

I love history and I love Histories Mysteries. The lost Colony of Roanoke has been a mystery for over 400 years. With very few clues as to what happened the about 115 men, women, and children who landed at Roanoke. Over the centuries there has been many speculations and myths about what happened. They all died if hunger or disease, they joined the Croatoan Indian tribe and many more theories. Supposedly the name Croatoan was found carved a tree, and the illustrious Dare Stones which was supposed to have carvings of the settlers story engraved by the settlers. No one is really sure if these stones are real or a great fake. Either way this mystery is fascinating to me.

The book was pretty good. Andrew Lawler takes us with him to go out and explore the facts and myths. In the book there is the mystery as we have heard all my life at least. He tries to break apart the facts and the myths. He interviews people, there are archaeological digs he attends, and so much more. No this book does not answer the question as to what happened but it does bring up more. It gives you all the facts and myths in one place.

Maybe some day the Mystery of what happened to over a 100 people will be solved. It's been over 400 years so I'm not sure that will ever happen. But with scientific breakthroughs it just might.

1 comment:

  1. It's like the Marie Celeste - where did all those people go?