Wyandot people facts
|(circa 2001: 8,000)|
|Regions with significant populations|
|Ohio, Oklahoma, Michigan, Kansas|
|French, English, revival of Wendat|
|Animism, Roman Catholicism, Other|
|Related ethnic groups|
|Petun, other Iroquoian peoples|
The Wyandot people (also called Wendats or Huron) are a tribe of Native Americans. Samuel de Champlain traded fur with them. In the 17th and 18th centuries they were allies of New France, and enemies of the Iroquois and New Netherland and New York.
The Wyandots signed the Treaty of Detroit on November 17 in the year 1807. They signed it with other Native Americans from three other tribes called the Odawa, Ojibwe and Potawatomi. The tribes gave up areas of Michigan and Ohio to the United States to own.
Three Huron-Wyandot chiefs from the Huron reservation (Lourette) now called Wendake in Quebec Canada. After their defeat by the Iroquois, many Huron fled to Quebec with their French allies, where a reserve was set aside for their use. Others migrated across Lake Huron and the St. Clair River, settling in the Ohio region and Midwest.
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