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Iroquoian

(Encyclopedia) Iroquoian ĭr˝əkwoi´ən [key], branch of Native North American languages belonging to the Hokan-Siouan linguistic family, or stock, of North and Central America. See…

Cherokee

(Encyclopedia) Cherokee, language belonging to the Iroquoian branch of the Hokan-Siouan linguistic family. See Native American languages .

Erie

(Encyclopedia) Erie ĭr´ē [key], indigenous people of North America of the Iroquoian branch of the Hokan-Siouan linguistic stock (see Native American languages ). In the Iroquoian…

Neutral Nation

(Encyclopedia) Neutral Nation, group of Native North American tribes of the Iroquoian branch of the Hokan-Siouan linguistic stock (see Native American languages ). In the early…

Tobacco Nation

(Encyclopedia) Tobacco Nation or Tionontati, Native North Americans of the Iroquoian branch of the Hokan-Siouan linguistic stock (see Native American languages ). In 1616,…

Huron

(Encyclopedia) Huron hyo͝or´än˝ [key], confederation of four Native North American groups who spoke the Wyandot language, which belongs to the Iroquoian branch of the Hokan-Siouan…

Cherokee

(Encyclopedia) Cherokee chĕr´əkē [key], largest Native American group in the United States. Formerly the largest and most important tribe in the Southeast, they occupied mountain areas…

Iroquois Confederacy

(Encyclopedia) Iroquois Confederacy or Iroquois League ĭr´əkwoi˝, –kwä˝ [key], North American confederation of indigenous peoples, initially comprising the Mohawk, Oneida,…

American Indian Place Names

by Borgna Brunner The name Tahoe (the lake in California/Nevada) is Washo for "big water." The state name Utah is from the Ute tribe, meaning "people of the mountains." Related Links…

Ontario

(Encyclopedia) Ontario ŏntâr´ēō [key], province (2001 pop. 11,410,046), 412,582 sq mi (1,068,587 sq km), E central Canada. Land and People Ontario, the second…