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Homework Help: Red River Settlement--Roles of the Women

Posted by Emma on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 8:57pm.

What jobs did women do in the daily life of red river settlement? How does this relate to life for women colonists in the wilderness of upper Canada?

Women and men worked side by side. The women helped in the grain harvest, using sickles to cut the wheat by hand. They also processed all the wool used in the community, including the cleaning, carding, and spinning tasks that took a great deal of time. The men were able to rest, but not the women. They had to bake bannock for the next day’s meals, and moreover the families were large, and the women had as many as fifteen children, despite the shortage of health care.

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