The Compact of Hochelaga was a treaty signed between Iain Cunningham, a Scottish explorer and founder of Dunedin, and representatives of the Haudenosaunee or Iroquois Confederacy. It officially allied Scotland and the Haudenosaunee, both of whom had a mutual interest in repelling the expanding Anglians, who had colonized areas to the south and east, established mutual boundary between Scottish settlements and Iroquois lands, and committed the Iroquois to feed the Scottish settlements in return for guns, horses and steel tools. The alliance is considered a historical benchmark as a key factor in the causation of the War of the Mississippi. It is also considered a major factor in the survival of the Iroquois state into modern times, and is the world's oldest alliance to still remain in force.