The oldest American settlement in the region, Snake's Bend was originally established as an outpost for trappers and travelers who used the narrow river system. When roads came through linking nearby towns, the outpost sat at the heart of major intersections. Trade flourished, and Snake's Bend is now one of the fastest growing towns in the area. This is also due in no small part to the efforts its Mayor Churchill has made to make peace with the Natives who already claimed the land. The Dakota and Cheyenne especially have united in an unofficial treaty, and no hostilities have been instigated by any parties. Even so, many fear it is only a matter of time before blurred boundaries cause conflicts.