The Native Americans used the resources the land provided for them very wisely. The Natives were very skilled agriculturally. The land they lived on provided good soil for growing crops. Crop harvesting and hunting was their primary source of food. The Native utilized their land in every way possible. Because the land was spacious, they used the cleared land to create farms. On these farms, the Natives grew corn, tobacco, and wheat. They used these crops grown on the farms for trade, as they were able to harvest large amounts of these plants.
Unlike the Natives, the European settlers were not knowledgable in how to use the land and it's resources. When the settlers arrived in Jamestown, the virtually took over all the land that once belonged to the Natives. This disrupted the life style of the Native Americans. Natives were forced from their land in order to make room for the Europeans and the items they brought with them such as animals and shelter. The animals that were brought to Jamestown by the Europeans caused a problem as well. The once fertile soil was destroyed due to the constant grazing of theses animals. The cows, horses, and ox would eat the harvested crops and destroy the soil. European families used the land as they pleased, not realizing that this would eventually cause problems for themselves as well. As the land grew infertile, the weather grew colder. Growing crops was now nearly impossible for the settlers and Natives. The Europeans could no longer provide for themselves due to their lack of knowledge in agriculture and hunting. The settlement of Jamestown was no longer an ideal settlement for the Europeans.