What do you believe happened to Raleigh's colony at Roanoke? Notice that I am asking for your opinion and not what you think the current theory is. Having done some study it is my opinion that they died soon after they left Roanoke or at least sometime before 1607. I base this opinon upon the fact that they never tried to contact their fellow englishmen/women at Jamestown. How they died I can't say. Maybe they died of disease or maybe Powhatan killed them when he wiped out the Chesapeake indians. Theories that they merged with the Croatan and became the modern Lumbee are interesting but I'm not sure how realistic. I think the majority of them probably died before 1607 though it is possible that some of their children survived and were raised as indians. Thus they would have considered themselves indian, not english, and would not have tried to contact the english at Jamestown. Of course, all of this is theory. We may never know what really happened.