In addition to helping with the farming, women settlers cooked and baked and preserved food for the winter.
They made their family’s clothes by spinning, weaving, and stitching by hand.
They also made candles, soap, and other household supplies. Women served as midwives, assisting mothers when they gave birth to their children. Women also took care of the children.
A Native American village near Jamestown, documented by an English settler, showed carefully tended crops and buildings.
Native American women were often in charge of most of the farming for their community.