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The North American Timeline
1300-1324 (547-571 AD) (L'Uniona Homanus) 1324-1379 (571-626 AD) (L'Uniona Homanus) 1310-1376 (557-623 AD) (L'Uniona Homanus)

The Tsalagi Kingdom

With the emergence of the new Kingdoms in the Wappinger Region of the Northeast, the Chesapeake decided to move out of that region and focus on areas to the South. A growing land grab was being made by a group of

Red Feather Chief

Chief Lanso who led the Tsalagi People.

tribes collectively known as the Tsalagi people. They had been led into this unity by a man named Lansa who was called by some the ‘new Abukcheeck’ in reference to the founder of the Huritian League. The Tsalagi controlled an are not on the coasts but rather more inland and bordering on the old lands of the Totelo who were conquered by the Chesapeake. Many of the Totelo got out of this area during the fighting and immigrated into Tsalagi lands. The new immigrants made some of the Tsalagi leadership more militaristic because they believed, according to the Totelo, that the Chesapeake were ready and waiting for the perfect time to attack the Tsalagi. Lansa rose to prominence among the Tsalagi for being the best at maing sure the other Tsalagi tribes combined their forces into a strong nation. The border between the Chesapeake and the Tsalagi was fortified and there was a sharp increase in the amount of activity and immigration into the Tsalagi lands which most of the leaders attributed to the actions of Lansa. In response to his increase in popularity, Lansa declared himself King in the year 1328 (575 AD).

The Cahokians

Near OTL St. Louis, Missouri was a city called Cahokia. It was a center of trade among the groups of Native Americans that had lived there from a time dating back prior to the rise of the Huritian League. This being the case, Cahokia had fallen on hard times repeatedly over the course of its history. Several times, usually due to outbreaks of disease or small wars over main trade routes, Cahokia fell to occupation or was sometimes abandoned. None of these ever seemed to keep them down for very long. Cahokia gained a reputation among the Mississippian cultures around them, a reputation for being able to come back to prominence no matter what happened to it.

With the rise of other groups around Lake Michigan the trade in that region emerged to make Cahokia a strong and powerful area once again. A new source of trade came from the knowledge of mining and manufacture of guns and gunpowder that came from the advanced Great Lake powers. The Minwaking were often more
Native American Leader

Chief of the Cahokians in old age, Chief Oyo, named for the river he conquered, was an important man in the history of the Missippian Cultures.

occupied with their rivals on the lakes but they kept a good relationship with the Minwaking, being their principal trade partner. The Cahokians established a military for more than defensive purposes in around the year 1331 (578 AD). This event only took place because of the discoveries they were making in lands up the Oyo River (Ohio River). Cahokia began expanding into the forests which consumed the Oyo River Valley as well as cooperate with the tribes that existed in some small pockets of cities and towns. The Shawnee were the largest that they met and the Shawnee and Cahokians had some trade with each other but after this the Cahokians began dominating the Shawnee for their lands. Cahokia grew into a new state and made most of the Upper Oyo River their domain and extracted as much of their resources and they could.

Cahokia began expanding aggressively and without much justification. The Tamaroa, the Chickasaw, and the Peoria began falling very quickly. Cahokia’s resources seemed endless and the Cahokian economy was thriving unlike it ever had before. The Mississippi and Oyo Rivers were coming under Cahokian control and there seemed to be almost unstoppable. Cahokia’s leaders, mostly consisting of the owners of the new mines and mine towns, began building an infrastructure to move their products faster and faster. This made Cahokia not only attractive for its wealth but also for its advances. The city itself was one of the largest in North America by the year 1339 (586 AD). The last of the conquests in this time of expansion was a small one and a move into the Quapaw territory. All of these people came together under the control of the Cahokians. Only the old cities of the Huritian League were larger.

The Minwaking and Wisconsin Expansions

The Minwaking and Wampelloa War

Beginning at around the same that Cahokia began expanding the Minwaking found themselves in a unique position among the states of the Great Lakes region. The Minwaking had always been in a unique position among the Great Lake states. Their position, farthest from Hurit and other centers of trade, kept them weak in the beginning. However, as they expanded they noticed that there were little in the way of competition for resources, save for the Zitkala who only bordered the Minwaking on the Michigan Peninsula. The Minwaking gave each of their member tribes the opportunity to control the resources inside and on the borders of Minwaking state. Among these were chiefly the Meskwaki, the Winnebago the Kickapoo, the Sauk and the Menomini and secondarily the Ojibwa and Kaskasia on the borders and in small populations. The five main tribes made up the four wards of the city of Minwaking (Milwaukee). the chief of each of the main clans of each tribe are given representation in the city and in elections for the chief. The expansion stories from the Cahokians renewed similar feelings among these clans and they began expansion, but in a new way.
Two leaders

Chiefs Massia and Wakusasse of the Outer Ojibwa.

The Ojibwa had populations as far as the Western coast of Lake Gichigami (Superior). The Ojibwa were included minimally into the fold of the Minwaking government in exchange for reaching out to the more rebellious clans of their larger group. Chiefs Massika and Wakusasse leading the outside Ojibwa refused the extension which the Minwaking were making and this began a conflict known as the Wampelloa Wars, named after chief Wampelloa of the Minwaking. The Wampelloa War begins with the attacks and raids by Massika and Wakusasse who had resented the ideology of the Minwaking. Their creation of cities and their destruction of the environment, especially through deforestation, was something that the neighboring tribes found abhorrent. The armies of the Minwaking overcame these clans very quickly and the Ojibwa which had been allied with the Minwaking beforehand were given dominion over that lands. The other fighting tribes which the outside Ojibwa had been encouraging to refuse annexation by the Minwaking also began to fall into the hold of the Minwaking by 1341 (588 AD).

The Wisconsin Expansion

{C}Despite the conquest of the Minwaking over their neighbors, a large contingency existed outside the lands of the outer Ojibwa. They were of a similar belief system, environmentalist and such. They were, despite this, able to develop according to the customs, and some rumors, they heard about Minwaking cities and those beyond. These people were known as the Wisconsin. They formed a confederacy that consumed many of that areas tribes. Almost all of them actually. The Wisconsin were strictly non-violent in the early days of their expansion in the 1340’s and 50’s. The Wisconsonians were not on the list of concerns of the Minwaking at first. Any who knew of them believed that they were just another small tribe of no power or importance. Besides, the Minwaking needed to develop their new lands and extract their wealth and resources as soon as possible.
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North American States after the expansion of the Minwaking and the Wisconsin.

The Wisconsin developed their own military but retained their loyalty to the religion of nature which was later named Wisconsinism by their neighbors. For every tree they tore down another was planted somewhere else, or in its place. None of the resources taken were wasted and no part of anything they used to make a product went into simply trash. The Wisconsonians soon emerged with a greater health expectancy and greater economy than many of their small amount of constituents. Also, there was no central city of these people. There were several small cities and even more towns around them and this kept the wisconsonians from creating an aristocracy. Their government was very egalitarian and the resources of their lands were much less concentrated in the hands of the few than was the case in other states. Wisconsin became something of a model to the small tribes around them who also took the knowledge the Wisconsonians had and annexed themselves into this new state. By 1365 (612 AD) Wisconsin was at its peak and included more different tribes than almost any other state in North America. All of these identified themselves differently but also had a Wisconsonian attitude about them. they would eventually spread to the border of the Minwaking, a situation which forced the leadership of their state to start a military for defense explicitly.

The Southern Chiefdoms and Chief Onida's War

Below the Chesapeake people lived two close but different groups. They first was known as the Tuscarora and they established themselves as more of a buffer than anything else. They emerged with the help of the Chesapeake and likely would have simply been annexed into that state had the Chesapeake not taken a different action. The Tuscarora began to dominate the small region south of the Chesapeake are which they were allowed to live in. There, another group emerged along side them on the coasts. The Weapemeoc lived in clustered villages that allowed them to hold on to the small coastal areas they had very firmly. The Weapemeoc and the Tuscarora became rivals in the region and eventually started to make war with each other. The Tuscarora were not able to secure as much backing from the Chesapeake as they requested but the war would be one where the victor would receive the favor of their large backer and trade partner to the immediate north.

In the beginning of the 1350’s the Tuscarora-Weapemeoc War was in full sway. Small scale raids were the beginning of the conflict and it took time before the even expanded into something more. The Tuscarora were winning the early battles. However much more of their time went into the creation of more weapons than the development of weapons. The leadership in the Tuscarora lands were appointed by those most closely associated with the Chesapeake. Needless to say, these men were almost always people of mercantile origins and who were concerned with their profits rather than what would be the best outcome. The money coming to their business from the demands of the inept Tuscarora leaders was all that their worries consisted of, the
Whole Northeast after Onida's war

North American States after Chief Onida's War

outcome of battles was fleeting and transient in their minds.

The Weapemeoc were of a very different character. Rather than being led by businessment transplanted into their chiefdom, the Weapemeoc leaders were skilled in the strategy which they used to gain as much trade relations as they could with the Chesapeake. In fact the Chief of the Weapemeoc at this time, Chief Onida, intended to gain a favorable relationship with the Tuscarora so that they might all engage in a mutually beneficial trade relationship. But the Tuscarora were long past this possibility, they were actually almost within sight of the capital and largest city of the Weapemeoc, Chayton (Windsor, North Carolina). Chayton was an important outpost for trade among these southern chiefdoms and was surrounded by important resource veins and mines, the Tuscarora would not be able to reach them as they planned.

By 1352 (599 AD) the tides were changing. The Tuscarora had lost their largest supply of weapons in a surprise raid led by Chief Onida, disguised as a Tuscarora soldier. These weapons would be a debilitating blow to the supply lines of the Tuscarora and by the end of this year the Tuscarora capital of Motega (Taylorsville, North Carolina) was almost the property of their rivals. Meanwhile, in the Chesapeake area, there were the kinds of parties that put the decadent to shame. Alcohol, marijuana, and other manners of lewdness were engaged in by the leaders funding this fight which was bringing them in the wealth to pursue such hedonistic pleasures. Neither the Tuscarora nor the Weapemeoc would learn of this until after the end of their fighting. Emerging from this conflict was a Weapemeoc area which was almost three times its former size. Sitting as its leader was Onida who would administer it in a way that conquered peoples in the history of North America were unaccustomed.

The Great Weapemeoc Chiefdom

As Chief Onida and the leadership from the coasts came more inland to administer these newly acquired lands, they came upon facts and events that would turn the stomach. The plans of the Chesapeake businessmen were revolting from the point of view of Onida and his new subjects. Many of them demanded rebellion but Onida knew that his fragile lands were to disunited to attempt such actions. They maneuvered their policies and eventually settled upon granting amnesty to the soldiers of the Tuscarora. This was an attempt to please this different and diverse tribe into acquiescing to the outcome of the war. The Weapemeoc would further embrace the sorts of policies rarely seen in even the most radical and revolutionary tribes. The first large grant from an outside nation came from the Chesapeake to the new Weapemeoc. The Chief of the Chesapeake met with Onida and they settled this accord which was very controversial in Onida’s Chiefdom. The disdain for the Chesapeake would make many clamor to not accept the money, but the need for reinvestment and rebuilding in the war ravaged Chiefdom quieted these objections.

The investments went to good and immediate use. Not only was there a growth in the cities but the first large scale road network extended to almost all of the villages and towns across the Cheifdom. Similar roadworks existed but none to the extent and reach to smaller communities as was done by Onida in the Weapemeoc Chiefdom. This when combined with the outreach that he was making to all the unorganized areas would also lead to a worrying combination. To the west were the still partially established Tsalagi Kingdom. Chief Onida, near the year 1356 (603 AD), reach out to this upstart community. They were still conquering and could use an ally, but the Chesapeake were the cause of much of the violent tendencies of the Tsalagi personalities. The same Chesapeake who were backing the Weapemeoc. This would present a conflict, if the Chesapeake had not been preoccupied with their behaviors and the peace that came with being almost surrounded by peaceful peoples. The Tsalagi were barely a blip on the proverbial radar of the long established Chesapeake. This gave the Weapemeoc and the Tsalagi the opportunity to combine their forces against a being they both felt had wronged them. But they would do this as covertly as possible. it would still be nearly four years before the Tsalagi had their foundations and then it would take even longer for them to build up the trust and relations that enabled a joint military operation of two new areas over such a large group.

Chief Ludo's War

In 1361 (608 AD) Chief Ludo of the Tsalagi and Chief Onida of the Weapemeoc formulated a plan to invade the Chesapeake state and take some of their most valuable lands. They decided on a plan that would bring troops in at the beginning of next spring and go from the major cities of the area. Among these were Kachina (Hampton, Virginia) and Ominotago (Norfolk, Virginia) which became trade posts between the Chesapeake and the Weapemeoc in these recent years. They were also the sites where the leaders of these two Chiefdoms frequently met. The first goal of the Weapemeoc and the Tsalagi was to take control of a land with a border on the River Kanawha (James River). This would give them a suitable amount of resources as well as a defensible position from which to continue their war.

In the buildup to this operation, throughout the year 1361 Chiefs Ludo and Onida appealed to minor leaders in the minority tribes in the southern Chesapeake. Particularly the Nansemund, the Nottoway, and the Monacan were most enthusiastic about aiding the Weapemeoc and Tsalagi. They had all been feeling so disenfranchised in the recent years so much so that they felt their abilities which were enjoyed so much in years prior had been supplanted to advance the interests the leadership and business people had in the Southern Cheifdoms. With the end of this conflict it was still the current operating system of these tribes to depend on the wealthy of their areas. They sought to change this by inviting the Weapemeoc and the Tsalagi into their lands. They did so in such a manner that it alerted the Chesapeake authorities to the ideas of invasion. This caused an early initiation of the conflict between the two sides in the summer of 1361.

The Fight for the Kanawha River

The fight was now on for the Kanawha River and the first attacks were made in the areas which were populated by the Nottoway minority tribe. While in these lands the Weapemeoc people were given assistance and leisure time from which they mounted an impressive siege on the city of Ominotago (Norfolk). Which was very important
Whole Northeast after Kanawha Battle

The Northeast after the Battle for the Kanawha River

in the region of the lower Kanawha River. Ominotago was the first of the Weapemeoc advances and the Tsalagi were yet to arrange the provisions necessary to take move off of their border. The Kanawha River was soon found to be nearly overrun with the boats of the Chief back in the city of Tocho (Philadelphia). The Chief never entered the actual combat but he was still devising strategies at the aid of his numerous advisers. The Tsalagi moved into the Southwest Chesapeake and advanced among the coast of the Kanawha river, a coast that was very sparsely protected in light of the attacks in Ominotago. From across this region the different tribes were uprising and making their presence and resilience known to the ships of the Chesapeake. The Chesapeake ships stopped intermittently to attack certain areas and this greatly assisted the Weapemeoc.

By winter the Weapemeoc and the Tsalagi had met up around the lands of the central Kanawha river and the Chief in Tocho was pondering surrender and secession of these lands. As that happened the Tsalagi and Weapemeoc moved into the other main Chesapeake stronghold in the region. Different from other conflicts at this time were the facts that the minority tribes played more of a role in the actual combat here. Kachina fell with the surrender of the Chesapeake General in that region being the conclusion of the fight for the James River. Which was settled as a “perpetual and unbreakable barrier between out nations” as given in the formal treaty signed there. this marks the start of a peace that will last around three years. A time in which many will be very skeptical of the manageability of this peace accord, despite the three years without conflict after its passage. The lands gained in from the Chesapeake were divided based on the will of the tribes claiming those areas. In the end the split was around 60/40 in favor of the Weapemeoc.

Weapemeoc and Tsalagi Expansion

After the end of the War for the Kanawha River, the Weapemeoc and the Tsalagi were prepared to enter into
Chief Ludo

Chief Ludo of the Tsalagi

further conquests of Chesapeake lands. It was at this same time that Chief Onida of the Weapemeoc died suddenly of hear failure. He left this Chiefdom behind to three sons, who cooperated only as long as their fatehr could discipline them. With their father gone they each made claims to take his place as Chief of the Weapemeoc. Chief Ludo in the Tsalagi Chiefdom saw this as a potential beginning of retaliation by the Chesapeake in a time of weakness. Chief Ludo stepped into the Weapemeoc territory and, with the aid of the new tribes that had just been annexed from the Chesapeake, subdued the rebellious brothers in less than eighteen months. The damage was controlled and the Chesapeake were non the wiser. The news had been successfully suppressed from reaching out of these Chiefdoms. But the Weapemeoc were left without a leader and many of them opted to declare Chief Ludo their Chief as well. In a surprising turn of events, Ludo refused to take this increase in power and instead installed one of Onida’s most experienced aids as the Chief.

Though he did not take power outright, Ludo did essentially manage the Weapemeoc Cheifdom through this aid, named Chayton. Chief Chayton did, when he was left to his own decision making, improve the Weapemeoc dramatically. He initiated the first broad street network from the coasts to the Kanawha river territories. Chief Ludo convinced Chayton to extend this project and connect the roads with those of the Tsalagi, bringing them even closer. One major difference that Chayton had compared to his predecessor was that he did not want to pursue war with the Chesapeake further. He believed that the war for the small area of the Kanawha river was too great and took a stand against Chief Ludo to make sure that they wasted neither resources not lives to pursue what he believed to be a cause they weren’t ready for. Chayton proposed a very different plan to devote their nations to.

Chief Onida

Chief Onida of the Weapemeoc Cheifdom

The Chesapeake now had two states on their Southern border and their only open side was facing the Appalachian mountains, which non of the nations at that time were prepared to traverse effectively. The Tsalagi and the Weapemeoc however had the whole Southern portion of North America to their liking. The Tsalagi especially, being widely recognized by the unorganized tribes to their south, would be able to gain new lands with new resources and perhaps create new allied states. This led to the expansionist policies of the two nations nearly four years after the end of the War for the Kanawha River. This project began in 1365 (612 AD).

The Chickasaw, The Muskogee, and the Tuskeegee

The Chickasaw were a people just to the south of the Tsalagi. They had a very similar culture and a very similar power structure, save for the fact that the individual cities in the Chicksaw ethnic area were very independent minded. Chief Ludo appealed to many of these people’s sense of fear by speaking of the enemy of the Chesapeake that they are fighting against. Ludo also spoke of the vast amounts of wealth that they have in their possession that could be easily be given to the leadership of the Chickasaw tribe. It should be noted that the Chickasaw were made up of some smaller factions and some of them, despite the bargaining and persuasion of Chief Ludo, wanted to remain separate from the people that spoke the same language as they did and had many of the same customs but whose rivalry was of unknown origin and the mutual distrust was insurmountable.

The Chickasaw agreed to unite into three states, one was referred to as the Chickasaw Chiefdom because it was the largest simply. The others were named the Tuskeegee and Muskogee though each felt that they themselves were the true Chickasaw Chiefdom. This rivalry aside, the three new states grew with the aid of Chief Ludo’s war chest. This presented a problem when two of them fought over the same territory. Rather than allow these allies to hurt each other, when they were meant to hurt the Tsalagi enemies, Chief Ludo drew, rather arbitrarily, lines in the land that would dictate the border than none of these three were able to cross in terms of each other’s territory.

Eventually the Tsalagi reduced the amount of money coming into their allied chiefdoms for weapons and resources and began to teach them how to manufacture them on their own. The Tuskeegee took to this rather quickly, and were even running projects to survey for manufacturing sites and resources while expanding. The Muskogee and the Chickasaw, who were sandwiched around the Tuskeegee, were not as industrious. They clamored for more aid from the Tsalagi and claimed that their expansion was not completed and that it would be a punishment for all of them if they were forced to change their priorities. The Tsalagi responded with a demand that these nations be able to support themselves or risk becoming enslaved to the Tsalagi, which is a reference to how the Chesapeake had “enslaved” neighboring people with promises of support and protection. The Chickasaw and the Muskogee reluctantly began to develop, with the instruction of the Tuskeegee as guidelines.

The Catawba, The Waccamaw, and The Cusabo

The areas that Chief Chayton extended into were made up of tribes of a much different character. They were not
Whole Northeast after Tribal Confederacy
nearly as prone to rivalry as they were much more connected through a developed network of trade. This network was the roads on which the Weapemeoc would travel in order to propose the idea of alliance to these dispersed city states. The cities of Ilasi, Talimeco, Cofitachequi, Hymahi, Capameco, and Chiaquili were very interconnected and well established among each other. They chose to settle into three areas based on the linguistic barrier that separated them. The city if Ilasi became the capital of the Catawba Chiefdom. Talimeco, Cofitachequi and Hymahi united into the Wacccamaw Chiefdom and the coastal cities of Capameco and Chiaquili became the Cusabo Chiefdom. These nations were relatively secured after they ended their expansion into the hinterland, any that they did not already have a claim over, and by the year 1379 (626 AD) these Chiefdoms and those of the Tsalagi were on firmly established and began what they called the “Tribal Confederacy” or “The Confederacy of Light” which was another reference to the Chesapeake who were often called a “Union of Darkness or Evil” by the Tsalagi.

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