from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun plural (Ethnol.) A powerful and warlike tribe of North American Indians of the Algonquin stock. They formerly occupied the country between Lakes Huron, Erie, and Ontario, but were nearly exterminated by the Five Nations about 1650.
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As for the hurons they were burnt at their discretion.
[Footnote 4: "De toutes les nations domiciliées dans les postes des pays d'en haut, il n'y a que les hurons du détroit qui aient embrassé la
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