History of the United Tribes
Native American tribes had been living in a state of separation and war for centuries by the time Chief Hanon came to power in the Chesapeake Chiefdom. There were instances of some more powerful tribes creating hegemonies over their neighbors based on the trading advantage that the larger chiefdoms had. Many ever sponsored the creation of new chiefdoms rather than the practice of Old World nations in conquering new people outright. Despite this, a unification of several tribes was once thought unthinkable due to the many differences between the tribes culturally, politically and economically. Chief Abukcheech, first chief of the Huritians and considered the founder of the culture of the United Tribes, envisioned a cooperation and flourishing among all of the tribes, thought in his context that extended to about where the Huritian border laid before they were conquered. Chief Abukcheech was a big inspiration for the unity movement of Chief Hanon and the other tribes as well as the soldiers in Chief Hanon's War.
The Cimbrian Alliance had been building up a military presence in the North of the continent that came to be called Hyperborea (North America). The Cimbrians had made small contact with the Qochata and the New Huritian Tribes who resided on the Nixkamich River (St Lawrence River). Suddenly and unexpectedly, the Cimbrians attacked the Qochata and the New Huritian tribes and ravaged their cities, though these tribes likely could have defended themselves if they had been prepared. By 1417 (664 AD) Royal Governor Sigeric of the Cimbrian Colonies had reduced these two tribes to dust and was preparing to sweep across the continent.
The leaders of several bordering tribes met to discuss what they ought to do. All but one, the Chesapeake Tribe led by Chief Hanon, chose to attempt peace and make a tribute to the Cimbrians in exchange for their continued peace. Chief Hanon believed that these people could only be defeated when they knew that the tribes were strong and would not surrender. The peace offer was made but it was refused and it was at this time that Chief Hanon spoke out even more vehemently about the necessity of military action. He became the leader of the fight against the Cimbrians and stopped them at three key locations Avonaco in the Mahican Tribe (Queensbury, New York), Kuruk (Albany, New York) in the Mohawk Tribe, and Takoda (Delhi, New York) in the Susquehanna Tribe.
These battles made the purpose of Chief Hanon and these tribes clear and the Roman Empire came in to provide support. The Cimbrians quickly gave up this purpose for some time and declared that they would not attack the Hyperboreans any further, but this was just one promise and all the tribes had read and seen depictions of the Cimbrian brutality. To prevent any future attacks the tribes that had fought the Cimbrians joined to form the United Tribes of the Haudenosaunee and the Algonquin in 1422 (669 AD). The Chesapeake, the Susquehanna, the Mohawk, the Mahican, the Wappinger, the New Qochata, the Mohegan, the Pequot, the Penacook, the Aroosaguntacook, the Wampangag, the Massachesett, the Pocumtuk, the Merimack were the first fourteen tribes of the United tribes when it was first foudned.
Ten new tribes would enter the union in 1432 (679 AD) when a Constitution was drafted and ratified. The Weapemeoc, the Tsalagi, Chickasaw, the Tuskeegee, the Waccamaw, the Cusabo, the Catawba, the Montaukett, the Shinnecock, and the Muskogee entered once they felt that their sovereignty was not threatened by a union.
The Zitkala and the Minwaking in the Michigan Peninsula united to form the Michigan Alliance who sponsored six satellite states to protect their borders. Due to economic hardship caused by the panic of 1534 (781 AD) the Michigan were especially vulnerable to attack and the Cimbrians took advantage of this. The Michigan appealed to the United Tribes for help but they also demanded special consideration if they were to agree to annexation. Eventually an agreement was reached and the Michigan Tribe, as well as the Nipigon, the Miami, the Tippecanoe, the Chippewa, the Kaskaskia, and the Cree tribes.