In 1608, a year after the founding of the Jamestown settlement in Virginia, Anne Forrest joined her husband there.
With her was her 13-year-old maid, Anne Buras. In the next year about 120 more women arrived in Jamestown, but many died from starvation, illness, or Indian attacks.
In the early 1600s Iroquois women stopped all food-making until men gave them the right to decide between war and peace.
It didn’t take the men long to agree.