|The following is based on Fallout Tactics and some details might contradict canon.|
During their initial recruitment drives, the Brotherhood of Steel formed an alliance with the village. The Brotherhood provides them with protection from bandits and raiders and they, in turn, supply them with food and able-bodied young as recruits. None of their volunteers lived long enough to even make the rank of initiate, as a raider ambush annihilated the entire recruit class in 2197.
The chief of the tribe is called the town father. The name of Dirt Haven's medicine man was Salik. There was also another survivor - a tribesman who awaited the Brotherhood. The village was invaded by raiders from Devil's Graveyard, led by a raider leader, who was then killed by a squad of Brotherhood Initiates.