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HURON (a French term, from hurl, bristled, early used as an expression of contempt, signifying "lout "), a nickname given by the French when first in Canada to certain Indian tribes of Iroquoian stock, occupying a territory, which similarly was called Huronia, in Ontario, and constituting a confederation called in their own tongue Wendat (" islanders "), which was corrupted by the English into Yendat, Guyandotte and then Wyandot. The name persists for the small section of " Hurons of Lorette," in Quebec, but the remnant of the old Huron Confederacy which after its dispersal in the 17th century settled in Ohio and was afterwards removed to Oklahoma is generally called Wyandot. For their history see WYANDOT, and INDIANS, NORTH AMERICAN (under " Indian Wars "; Algonkian and Iroquoian).

See Handbook of American Indians (Washington, 1907), s.v. " Huron."

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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