Hatteras Island (historically, Croatoan Island) is a barrier island located off the North Carolina coast Croatoan was the name of both a barrier island to the south and the indigenous people who lived there, Carolina Algonquian speakers closely allied with the European newcomers. Hatteras Island (historically, Croatoan Island) is a barrier island located off the North Carolina coast. It is part of North Carolina's Outer Banks and includes the towns of Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo, Avon, Buxton, Frisco, and Hatteras. Hatteras Island (historically, Croatoan Island) is a barrier island located off the North Carolina coast. Dividing the Atlantic Ocean and the Pamlico Sound, it runs parallel to the coast, forming a bend at Cape Hatteras. The Croatoan Indians were a tribal group of Carolina Algonquians who probably ... their fields and towns were originally located on the forested sound side of Hatteras Island between modern-day Buxton and Hatteras. Croatoan was the name of a nearby island (likely modern-day Hatteras Island) and a local tribe of Native Americans. Roanoke Island was not originally the planned location for the colony and the idea of moving elsewhere had been discussed. An Algonquian tribe living in 1701 on the sand banks of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina east of Pamlico sound, and frequenting Roanoke Island. Scott Dawson, a native of Hatteras Island, grew up less than a mile from the Croatoan village site and has always been interested in the history of the Island.
Their single village, Sandbanks, had them only about 80 inhabitants. Hatteras Indians.
His family can trace their roots on Hatteras back to the 1600's when a Dutchman named Thomas Mueller shipwrecked on the island, was rescued by the Croatoan Indians, and later married a Croatoan woman named Rea. Theodore de Bry's 1590 map of Raleigh's Virginia showed three village symbols on Croatoan Island, now roughly the part of Hatteras Island that runs east to west. They showed traces of white blood and …