Years ago, the Ojibway, Metis, Cree, and Stoney, were devastated by 'War Thirsty' tribes. A sacred glove was made out of hide and filled with tobacco. It was also painted red with Onaman, a sacred paint used in ceremonial practices. This 'Painted Hand' was passed to the mentioned tribes as a way to form a Sacred Alliance. They accepted and the Iron Confederacy was born.