All of the family had to work on the farm in order to survive.
Frontier woman would help out on farm in planting and harvesting seasons but they would also be tending a garden, sewing and repairing family clothes, and spinning a wool into yarn or flax into thread.
Native Americans helped settlers often.
The typical work of a child living on the frontier was churning cream, milking the cow, tending the fire, and getting water.
One of the first thing farmers did when they first started a farm was build a barn.
Children on the frontier usually attended a one room schoolhouse for the winter and summer.