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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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.
Lawrence near Montreal, and by other rivers and portages, to Lake Nipising, Lake Huron, Lake Superior, and thence, by several chains of great and small lakes, to Lake Winnipeg, Lake Athabasca, and the Great Slave Lake.
"Not by birth, though adopted in that tribe; I think his birthplace was farther north, and he is one of those you call a Huron."
"A Huron!" repeated the sturdy scout, once more shaking his head in open distrust; "they are a thievish race, nor do I care by whom they are adopted; you can never make anything of them but skulls and vagabonds.
With Hurons deep consulting expertise, we will be better able to serve our clients as they look to us to analyze data, identify problems, and provide solutions to improve patient care.
There are just a couple of years left to see a popular exhibit at Sainte-Marie among the Hurons located in Midland.
Though the Jesuits also cared for French settlers and some natives other than the Hurons, their main work was among the Hurons, who numbered about 12,000 and who lived in Huronia, not far north of what is today Barrie, Ontario.
The Ontario government, in its infinite wisdom, is exploring the possibility of privatizing Sainte Marie Among the Hurons and making it into a theme park.