The Vashta were a prehistoric animal tribe which lived in an area near to where New Barkston now stands. An ancient scroll written by a Vashta warrior named Artung is in the possession of Grandpa Gekkie, which describes their way of life.
The Vashta were a prominent tribe that held the richest of all lands in the area, both for foraging and for hunting. It is believed that the Vashta were the first tribe ever to take humans under their protection against predators.
For more reading about the Vashta tribe, see the Elder Scrolls.