Rawhide was born and goblinized into an Ork as a baby. He was taken to the woods and abandoned. Found fairly quickly by a Armindian woman and raised in the tribe. He was found to be gifted with magic and studied as an Armindian warrior and focused that magic inwardly to enhance the self. His Masters declaired that he needed to experience the city and so he moved to Seattle.
Since early childhood he has taken a dislike of humans and takes a very narrow view of human racism, especially towards Orks.
Salish-Shidhe Council is the country that took him in after they open their boarders to Metahumans.