By: Kasi Wielenga
- children learned history of their people and skills needed as adults
- griots and story tellers helped in schooling
- they kept alive the oral history: the stories passed down generation to generation
- many stories included a lesson about living
- lessons were also given through proverbs
- grandparents and other elders also kept oral history alive!
Children learned history
Roles of men
These are the things that the husbands family would give to the wives family in exchange for her
Roles of women
Sewed their husbands and children's clothes
Roles of men and women
- " when a group of boys, girls, men, or wives get together in a happy company, dignity attends them in every step" - Yoruba, "dignity"
- when the women married, she would become his property. She would enter her husbands family and is no longer a part of her own.
- to make it up to her family the husbands family would pay her family back with gifts of cloth, metal tools, cattle or goats.
-Won fame as rulers.
- Children traced their descendents through their mothers.
-When a women married, she entered her husbands family and was no longer a part of her own.
- sewed the men's clothes and washed their children's and took care of the house.