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A New Frontier: Life of the Early Settlers. Settlers arrived in the new colony of Jamestown, Virginia in 1607 and found that they needed to clear the heavily forested land.

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A new frontier life of the early settlers

A New Frontier:Life of the Early Settlers


A new frontier life of the early settlers

Settlers arrived in the new colony of Jamestown, Virginia in 1607 and found that they needed to clear the heavily forested land.


A new frontier life of the early settlers

The forest provided excellent building materials. Palisades, or fences, were build for protection against Native Indians. The settlers started to build homes for themselves.


A new frontier life of the early settlers

Settlers’ homes were built from the forests around them. Settlers modeled the homes to look similar to those left behind in England. People from different families shared one home. Some homes had 10 or more living together.


A new frontier life of the early settlers

Rooms were very simple. Settlers were not able to bring many belongings with them. They were lucky to have a bed and blanket to sleep with.


A new frontier life of the early settlers

Simple bedrooms for a simple life? Not quite! Life was far from simple. Settlers had to depend on the natural resources of this new world.


A new frontier life of the early settlers

One large fireplace was used for cooking and heating the homes. Meat was smoked and preserved to eat later.Homes might consist of a small common room and one bedroom. A second floor loft would be available for sleeping as well.


Early settlers brought cooking pots jugs and kitchen wares to use in their new homes

Early settlers brought cooking pots, jugs, and kitchen wares to use in their new homes.


Settlers worked from sun up till sundown work was hard and everyone contributed

Settlers worked from sun up ‘till sundown. Work was hard and everyone contributed.

The blacksmith worked with metal to create everything from horseshoes to weapons.


A new frontier life of the early settlers

Crops were grown in small fields. Everyone helped, becoming farmers for the settlement. Corn was grown for food. Tobacco was grown for profit.


A new frontier life of the early settlers

Small kitchen gardens were grown close to the houses. Carrots, beets, cabbage, and other foods were grown in these gardens.


A new frontier life of the early settlers

Weapons, like muskets and pistols, were used for hunting. Armor was brought from England to protect the settlers from natives whose territory was being invaded.


A new frontier life of the early settlers

Settlers learned that tobacco would become the “cash crop”, bringing great profit to those who grew and harvested it.


A new frontier life of the early settlers

The Jamestown, Virginia Colony members suffered through numerous hardships. Many died of diseases or starvation. Those who survived opened up a “new world” to other adventurous settlers.


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