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  • Hey uncle Jeremy, can you come help me farm please?
  • Yes, I'll get your father to help also
  • we brought the stone tools we will use with us.
  • Ok, I'm going down to the river with a couple others to trade
  • The other 13 members said they will come shortly to help clear the fields, and then plant new crops.
  • Attack!
  • Ahhhh!
  • In early family communities, they were made up of family members, and they provided almost everything they needed.
  • The family members would work together to clear field, plant crops, and harvest crops.
  • The main reason for the development of kingdoms was rulers from the West African trading cites collected taxes from goods that were bought and sold, and became very wealthy. They also became wealthy from collecting tribute from people they conquered. With all their wealth they would raise armies that would conquer trading sites that made the rulers wealthier, then they would raise kingdoms with all their wealth.
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