The Hunnic tribes were patriarchal with men responsible for war and women for serving and protecting the territory. There was a noble class but anyone who showed leadership could be invited to this class. Their skill as leaders and warriors and gender. The society allowed easy movement between classes. Their way of life made it unnecessary and difficult to have slaves. The slaves they did own were allowed to marry into the family that owned them. Women were trained in fighting and were expected to defend the territory. They were also expected to raise children and provide for the home. The Huns did not read or write and education consisted of learning and developing as horsemen and archers.