Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Hurons, an extinct North American people, whose name still survives in Lake Huron, on the shores of which they formerly dwelt. The Hurons were a branch of the Wyandot (Iroquois) family, but were at no time members of the Iroquois confederacy. On the contrary, they lived in constant warfare with the "six nations," by whom they were at last exterminated or dispersed in 1656; some are said still to survive amongst the Wyandots now settled in Quapaw Reserve, Indian Territory, and in other reservations in Kansas. The Huron language appears to have been the same as that of the kindred Erie nation, and differed considerably from the other Iroquois dialects.