Farms built on land bought from the natives provide food for the pioneers and money for developing tribal societies, but may be seen as a threat.
For pioneers, day-to-day life can be a dangerous struggle. Cut off from outside supplies, not to mention luxuries from established towns, starvation is a constant threat. Farms enable pioneers to control food production and become independent, though many among the tribes are wary of the gradual encroachment of outsides.
Pioneers introduced new farming techniques to the native tribes, advancing existing farming traditions by increasing yields. The planting of the "three sisters" was an important aspect of this tradition, and a major food source for tribes. Squash, maize, and climbing beans were all planted in what is now called a "complimentary planting" system. The maize provided a frame for the beans to climb and the squash, by spreading across the ground, prevented weeds from competing with the food crops.
- -2 Happiness from Industrialisation (Lower Classes)
- +700 Coins to region wealth
- +10 Coins per turn to town wealth in the region
- Converts the populace to Protestantism
- Requires Pioneer Cabins