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also Wy·an·dotte  (wī′ən-dŏt′)
n. pl. Wyandot or Wy·an·dots also Wyandotte or Wy·an·dottes
1. A member of a Native American people formed of groups displaced by the destruction of the Huron confederacy in the mid-1600s, formerly located in Ohio and the upper Midwest and now living primarily in northeast Oklahoma.
2. The Iroquoian language of the Wyandot.

[Wyandot wãdát, ethnic self-designation.]
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(ˈwaɪ ənˌdɒt)

n., pl. -dots, (esp. collectively) -dot.
1. a member of an American Indian tribe formed from dispersed elements of the Hurons and closely related peoples in the mid-17th century.
2. the extinct Iroquoian language of the Wyandots, descended in part from Huron.
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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 Iroquois, a group of five native tribes in what is now New York State, had become quite hostile to the Hurons. In 1644 Father Bressani was sent with a convoy to Huronia, accompanied by six Catholic Hurons and a young French boy.
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.
But, as you and I both know, the Hurons would have probably eaten everything that was in that zoo.
Although the volumes on the Huron, Iroquois, and Nanticoke peoples vary in significant ways, all three offer an overview of culture and history, a discussion of contemporary life, intriguing supplementary material, and copious illustrations.
Nancy Bonvillain's volume on the Huron and Wyandot (the southern branch now centered in Oklahoma) is a masterful introduction to their culture and history.
He is one of the very few who can sing in the language of his ancestors since the Huron language is no longer spoken nor written.
He was also the first Native person to speak before the Assembly of Lower Canada and to do so in the Huron language.