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Petun Nation

One of the three great divisions of the Huron Indians

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Petun Nation, one of the three great divisions of the Huron Indians, the other two being the Hurons proper and the Neutrals. What was common to the three in name, country, population, government, religion, history, etc., previous to their dispersion by the Iroquois, is to be found under the heading of Huron Indians. In that article the fate of the Neutrals after the disastrous event and the migration of the Hurons proper were treated in full. Seeing that the Petun or Tobacco Nation, as soon as their scattered remnants had gradually drifted together, became known to the English colonists as the Dionondadies or Wyandots, which latter name they bear exclusively at the present day, what concerns their migrations in the West has been collected under the article Wyandot Indians.

ARTHUR EDWARD JONES


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