Trading /marketing systems
The people maintained contact with those in the lowlands through trade. They brought down wild game meat, gold, honey and other forest products which they exchanged for commodities like salt, cotton cloth and matches and cattle. Those who had more gold were able to acquire more cows which they pastured on lands which later became their private property. Chinese porcelain jars from the lowlands were also acquired through trade. People, captured in wars or raids were also traded and became lifetime slaves for the buyers. Their position was inherited by their chidren.