Hurons


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Hu·ron

 (hyo͝or′ən, -ŏn′)
n. pl. Huron or Hu·rons
1. A member of a Native American confederacy formerly inhabiting southeast Ontario around Lake Simcoe, with small present-day populations in Quebec and northeast Oklahoma, where they are known as Wyandot. The Huron traded extensively throughout eastern Canada until the confederacy was destroyed by war with the Iroquois in the mid-1600s.
2. The Iroquoian language of the Huron.

[French, boor, Huron, from Old French hure, bristling hair.]
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exclaimed the youth; "the Hurons are not here; we may make good the caverns, we may oppose their landing.
returned the low, soft voice of the youthful chieftain; "the Hurons float with the slimy eels
Every now and then a large body of Ottawas, Hurons, and other tribes who hunted the countries bordering on the great lakes, would come down in a squadron of light canoes, laden with beaver skins, and other spoils of their year's hunting.
The most important of these was at Michilimackinac, situated at the strait of the same name, which connects Lakes Huron and Michigan.
Strung around them are scalps, of boys as well as of pirates, for these are the Piccaninny tribe, and not to be confused with the softer-hearted Delawares or the Hurons.
what a number of seasons, hot and cold, wet and dry, have rolled over my poor head, since the time we worried it out together, among the Red Hurons of the Lakes, back in those rugged mountains of Old York