Manteo and the Algonquians of the Roanoke Voyages

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About the Book

When the English first arrived at the Outer Banks in the summer of 1584, they were greeted by native Algonquian-speaking people who had long occupied present-day North Carolina. That historic contact initiated the often-turbulent period of early American history commonly known as the Roanoke Voyages. Unfortunately, contemporary accounts regularly mischaracterize or marginalize the Algonquins, and their significance in this period is poorly understood. This volume is a unique collection of narratives highlighting by name all of the Algonquians who played a role in the often-contentious attempts to establish the first permanent English colony in the New World. Starting with Manteo, the fascinating Croatoan Indian who traveled to England twice and learned to speak English, this book focuses on the identities and endeavors of each of these individual Algonquians and tells their stories.

About the Author(s)

Retired educator Brandon Fullam has for many years researched and written extensively on the early European-Native contact period in general and the 1587 Roanoke Island colony in particular. His work has appeared in Lost Colony Research Group and Sampson County Historical Society publications. He lives in Midlothian, Virginia.

Bibliographic Details

Brandon Fullam

Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 228
Bibliographic Info: 59 photos, appendices, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2020
pISBN: 978-1-4766-7801-6
eISBN: 978-1-4766-3824-9
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments    vi
Preface    1
Introduction    5
Manteo 9
Andacon 89
Cossine 90
Ensenore 92
Eracano 100
Granganimeo 102
Menatoan 112
Menatonon 113
Okisko 122
Osacan 129
Pemisapan 131
Piemacum 132
Pooneno 139
“Raleigh” 141
Skiko 142
Tarraquine 145
Tetepano 146
Towaye 148
Wanchese 149
Wingina 157
Appendix A: “Manteo and Jack Straw”    193
Appendix B: “The Legend of the Coharie”    199
Chapter Notes    203
Bibliography    211
Index    217

Book Reviews & Awards

“A unique collection of narratives…expertly written and organized…very highly recommended”—Midwest Book Review