History of the United States
Colonial America
Jamestown Virginia Colony

What did settlers do in Jamestown?

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November 01, 2010 11:47PM

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.