Picture: Mathijs Meert(left) and Koen Vorsters(right)
Introduction to the Belgian students' paper on the Lost Colony:
The Lost Colony Center for Science and Research is proud to represent here two Belgian college students that we have been mentoring during this past year.
We think it is quite unique to have a research paper presented on our website in the original Belgian script. Please find below the original translated copy
of Mathijs Meert and Koen Vorsters research paper. This unique collaboration impacts our research and gives it a new pleasant flavor.
The Lost Colony of Roanoke:
(Fred Willard, Director: The Lost Colony Center for Science and Research)
A Brief Introduction
By: Mathijs Meert and Koen Vorsters
NOTE: Due to a major significant discovery this symposium has been moved to late fall.
E-mail explaining the books significance:
Copy of the E-mail below:
RE: Saponi History Scott Collins [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Sunday, February 06, 2011 11:21 PM
To: Willard, Frederick Lawson
Attachments: Headress 0.jpg (483 KB )
The Lost Colony Center for Science and Research is proud to announce that
we have a new collaborator working with us on our research. Scott Preston Collins
has made a great addition to our studies of the Native American communities that
were situated just west of the Croatan, Hatteras and Machapungo Indians. At the
contact period they were referred to as the Mandocs or Mangotes on the original
John White Map of 1585. The Indians related to his in-depth research are also
noted as being at an important village called Ritino, Chamasotan and Coahohorn
(We have found 20 divergent spellings of this village name), where a very powerful
Indian Chief had an important copper mine and also played a very important role
with survivors of the Lost Colony at Panawickii and Kiniciac (Please see: A
Reassessment of the Zuniga map elsewhere on our web site.
Scott Preston Collins is chairman of Saponi Descendants Association, editor
of The Saponi Drum newsletter for Saponi Nation of Ohio, member of Saponi Nation
of Ohio, and Mansfield High School graduate class of 1991. He has been conducting
genealogical and historical research on the Saponi and related families and tribes
since 1988. When he was 15 he began his official research endeavors. We are
happy to have him join the collaborative efforts of Fred Willard and The Lost
Colony Center for Science and Research as a means of understanding the
migrations and inter-tribal relational patterns of the Virginia and North and South
Carolina tribes. Currently, he is also the webmaster for Saponi Nation of Ohio’s
webpage as well host the internet radio show United Native Nation at KryKey.com.
Although he has no formal degrees in Native American Studies he is well-read in
the tribal histories of many of the Southeastern tribes, and the Lost Colony Center
for Science and Research has found his studies of these Indians to be more in-depth
and accurate than any other writings presently available. In addition, we
appreciate his willingness to add to the truthful story of what happened to the
Native American Indians from coastal North Carolina.
The Lost Colony Center for Science and Research has over the past 14 years been involved
in major efforts to bring to Coastal North Carolina education programs about NC history
with the emphasis on the Sir Walter Raleigh "Lost Colony" of 1587 and their presumed
assimilation through Croatan, Hatteras, and Matamuskeet Indian geneology and early NC
Some information about Jennifer Smith:
The Lost Colony Center is proud that over the last ten years it has mentored many
students of research and history about the mystery surrounding the 1587 Lost Colony. Many
papers and research projects have been produced and it is with pleasure we present one of the
best presentations produced so far. Jennifer smith a Graduate Student’s Power Point
presentation has earned a permanent position and showcases some of the best and newest
work on helping to solve one of the most important unsolved mysteries of North America:
Fred Willard, Director of the Lost Colony Center for Science and Research.
Jennifer Bishop Smith is a native of Mills River, North Carolina. A lifelong lover of history, Jennifer first became interested in the Lost Colony in Fourth Grade when she heard the story from her teacher. At 10 years-old she actively sought out books and information on the subject. She has visited the island of Roanoke three times, most recently in 2013. Jennifer has been working as a classroom teacher since fall 2004. She currently teaches within the Gaston County School System. She has her Masters of Arts in Teaching in Elementary Education from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Additionally, Jennifer has a B.S. in Political Science from Western Carolina University and a Paralegal Studies certification from Duke University. She is married to Dusty, a minister. They have two sons, Wyatt and Morgan. Jennifer and her family live in the Charlotte area. You can contact her via e-mail at email@example.com.