The natives of Paleto lived a comfortable life in the early days before European contact, having an abundance of resources and no rival tribes they lived a quiet and prosperous life, having plenty of food raging from the fish that inhabited the local rivers and ocean waters to deer and rabbits frolicking within the surrounding forests. The native people of Paleto would then come into first contact with the Europeans who happened to be from Spain in the year 1542, life as they know it would soon change drastically.
With the incoming Spaniards the local natives would take a blow to their way of life and culture, having the first Spanish settlement established in 1770, this settlement would become known as "Paleto Bay". After contact with outsiders the natives would end up with a foul disease that claimed the lives of most of the tribe, in reparation to the horrendous event the colonizers would name the settlement after the main chieftain who was known as chief Paleto. As the years grew on the Europeans would eventually push their religious ideas upon the local people, forcing them into a life of Christianity.
In the year of 1824 the natives of Paleto have had enough and would then begin the "Paleto Revolt of 1824". The native people would attack numerous missions and would occupy them from the Spaniards, the Paleto native warriors would hold their ground for as long as possible until the Spanish military ended up killing off many of their tribe people ranging from men, women, and even children. This would force the tribe of Paleto to surrender, making it a victory for the "white devil" Europeans.
Current Day Paleto:
Now fast forward to current day Paleto, the local tribe's numbers have significantly dwindled, leaving some of the neo-Paleto natives in distrust towards the government of San Andreas due to past mistreatment and social pressures, though some current day natives have completely conformed to the new ways. On top of all these past issues the native people have had, their lands have been completely taken from them and majority of the tribe have had enough. Through various protests and talks with the San Andreas government through their tribal council the native people of Paleto seek to regain their sacred tribal lands within the Chiliad Mountain State Wilderness.
Behind The Flag:
The Paleto Tribe flag, bearing the colors of white, red, and black dawns a single footprint as their emblem. The story behind the footprint goes that in the early days before the European conquest the local tribes people believed in a hairy beast, one with great power to protect and guard the natural environment and wildlife from the aggressors. To the natives they see him as a guardian, one who posses powers to disappear within a blink of an eye. The tribe calls him by the name of "Skookum" and they encourage people not from the tribe to go out looking for him for this hairy beast only wishes to be left alone. In the outside world everyone knows this hairy creature as Bigfoot.
The aim of this faction is to bring about dynamic RP, for this faction is neither legal or illegal it is as I'd like to call it "human". We seek to realistically portray a native tribe within the region of Paleto Bay where each individual member of the tribe may do whatever legel/illegal activities that they wish. If you are interested in being apart of the tribe please feel free to PM me on the forums or on Discord. Things to note before joining the tribe is that obviously you need to be a native person from Paleto (aka a Native American) and be willing to provide RP within the area of Paleto Bay, when it comes to age ranges and or being male or female that choice is completely up to you. There are no strict themes other than the things listed above, you are free to portray your character however you may choose.