At first they did not know how to farm and hunt, and many of them were too busy looking for gold to be bothered with such things. Thus they faced hunger, even starvation. Relations with the Powhatan Indians were rocky. Although the Indians sometimes provided food, they also sometimes kept Jamestown virtually under siege. When no gold was found the colonists had no product with which to trade with England for basic necessities they could not produce themselves, things like farm implements, tools, clothes and firearms. That made it very difficult for them to obtain these necessary things until they learned how to grow tobacco, which was valuable and could be traded for things. They suffered from diseases from mosquitoes, no knowledge of growing crops, no fresh water, no knowledge of raising livestock.
There is a link below that goes even more in detail and has more problems that colonists faced at Jamestown.
many jamestown colonists became sick from malaria and from the drinking water
The native americans because the first colonist were invading the natives land.
they faced diseases, unclean water, harsh winters, didn't have the farming or hunting skills, died of starvation, and in the very beginning leadership problems.
How did Jamestown colonists adapt to their environment?
The Jamestown colonists faced a number of difficulties. The first of these being the unfavorable conditions of the location. The soil was poor, and the swampy water was full of malaria carrying mosquitoes and was undrinkable. They were also not used to doing manual labor, so they were unequipped to be farmers. Also, initial help from Native Tribes vanished as the colonists wanted more land to grow tobacco.
some problems or difficulties were location, starvation, drought, disease, Indians, and preparation.
Bad first winter. Also known as the starving time.
the colonists came from England
The colonists settled in Jamestown because they wanted to look for gold and silver.
The Jamestown settlers went through problems like their breathing air full of diseases like Mosquitoes in their air.Also their water was not very healthy to drink
they walked. or paddled canoes
Lack of food was the most pressing problem.
Beginning in 1607.
It Was the Powhatan
The first settlers of Jamestown endured the problems of hostile Indians, starvation, and poor leadership and government. Jamestown was the second english colony in the New World.
The Jamestown Colonists fell in a "down-ward spiral" after John Smith left because John was not there to organize Jamestown and their people.
When colonists started growing tobacco
John Smith was the leader of the Jamestown settlers
no way Jose, the Jamestown settlers had to get help from the powhattans because the colonists were invading their lands
because the powhatans took land from the jamestown.. i think