This article has been found to be entirely spurious and the product of a malicious group operating from Tel Aviv who describe themselves as "American Zionists." pl
"The female skeleton has been identified thanks to DNA testing, as Virginia Dare, the first English child born in the Americas. The DNA of the skeleton which was found in October, was compared to that of modern day descendants of Governor John White, her grandfather. The test confirmed that the bones were indeed with more than 99.8% certainty, those of Ms. Dare. Four of the others corpses have also been identified through the same process by the scientists, including that of the girl’s father Ananias Dare, a tiler and bricklayer from London. The other identified skeletons are those of Arnold Archard and his son Thomas, as well as the young John Sampson. The last two skeletons have not been identified yet, as the researchers were unable to collect any valid DNA samples from the skeleton." Worldnews
The nice Indians, innocent children of the forest free, born in Rousseau's "state of nature" kept slaves? Surely that cannot be.
It is amusing to read some of the comments on this article. The efforts to absolve the Indians of the sin of slaveholding are pathetic in their self deception and naivete. The basic argument for that effort is that the Indians were nice slaveholders unlike the bad White slaveholders both North and South of a later day. These nice Eno Indians, could, of course, have freed their British captives any time after the establishment of the Jamestown colony, but they did not. The skills of the captives were useful and so they kept them.
The Roanoke, Jamestown, Plymouth and Massachusetts Bay colonies are usually spoken of as though they were the first substantial contacts that the East Coast Indians had with Europeans, but that is not the case. European fisherman had been in contact with the Indians on a regular basis for a long time. The cod fishery was well exploited and the fishermen habitually set up "factories" ashore to prepare their catch for shipment home. That contact had disastrous results for the Indians who contracted what we would consider to be mainly "childhood diseases" that killed most of the members of the east coast tribes.
Some Indians sailed back to England, Portugal, etc. with the fishing fleets, and later returned to America. At Plymouth several Indians walked into the colony early on seeking employment. They all spoke English having learned the language from the fisher folk. pl