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Family was very important to the people of the Huang He river valley. The authority in those times belonged to the father. The Father arranged the marriages for his daughters controled the education of his children and also picked out the carrers of his sons. The fathers of the Huang He families had total control were the mother of the family would occupy a subordinate position. In this picture it shows a man from the Huang He valley after a hard day at work. in the Huang He some men worked in the fields like the man in the picture. They would work long hard hours every day before returning to their families. The female weren't even able to own their own land. The men had full control of everything. The woman role in the family was to stay home and take care of and nurse her children until they were ready to work.

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