The Lost Rocks
What if the survivors left Roanoke Island and found their way to Georgia? That is the scenario scholars contemplatedwhen a series of engraved stones were found in the 1930’s.The first, found near the Chowan River in North Carolina, claimed that Eleanor Dare and a few other settlers had made their way inland after an Indian attack wiped out the rest of the colony - including Eleanor’s daughter, Virginia, and her husband Ananias. The rest, more than forty in number, told a fantastic tale of how the survivors made their way overland, first to South Carolina, and then to Georgia. If true, North Carolina stood to lose one of its most cherished historical
legends. If not, the stones would prove to be one of the greatest hoaxes of all time. Author David La Vere does a masterful job of weaving the story of the Dare Stones with that of the Lost Colony of Roanoke, in a tale that will fire your imagination and give you pause at the same time. The question: Was the greatest American mystery finally solved?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
David LaVere teaches American Indian History at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. He is an award-winning author and public speaker. He came to the UNC-Wilmington Department of History in 1993 and has risen through the ranks to full Professor. La Vere has written six other books on American Indian History, and has
also written numerous articles for Our State North Carolina magazine and has been a contributing author to two Our State Press publications.