What did settlers do in Jamestown?
Most looked for gold and as a consequence they began to starve since they didn't plant any crops and only hunted for game. They built a fort on swampy land and had to fight off the native Americans living there. Historians also believe that a Spanish spy was among the 104 men and he did his best to damage the venture. Finally, the majority of the 104 men died within 6 months.