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The mystery is how a whole colony of people simply vanished just a few years after setting on the island in the late 1500’s. The word “Croatoan” had been carved on a post and the letters “CRO” scratched into a tree trunk – these were the only clues anyone had been there at all. New evidence suggests the people may have split into groups and assimilated into the Native American community.