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Wyandot

or Wyandotte

[wahy-uh n-dot] /ˈwaɪ ənˌdɒt/
noun, plural Wyandots (especially collectively) Wyandot for 1.
1.
an Indian of the former Huron confederacy.
2.
a dialect of the Huron language, especially as used by those elements of the Huron tribe regrouped in Oklahoma.
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  • The girl was a Wyandot from Lake Huron, and had been baptised but a week before.

    Fort Amity Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  • He now sought the Wyandot as eagerly as the Wyandot sought him.

    The Riflemen of the Ohio

    Joseph A. Altsheler
  • Fortune had turned her face toward him and away from the Wyandot.

    The Riflemen of the Ohio

    Joseph A. Altsheler
  • "You learn Wyandot," said the chief in the same pleasant tone.

    The Riflemen of the Ohio

    Joseph A. Altsheler
  • Henry felt that everybody in the Wyandot village was looking at him.

    The Riflemen of the Ohio

    Joseph A. Altsheler
  • The Wyandot endeavored to dodge it, but he was not quick enough.

    The Riflemen of the Ohio

    Joseph A. Altsheler
  • The Wyandot was fifteen feet away, and once more their eyes met.

    The Riflemen of the Ohio

    Joseph A. Altsheler
  • But the positions were reversed, and the soul of the Wyandot was full of shame and anger.

    The Riflemen of the Ohio

    Joseph A. Altsheler
  • The Wyandot perhaps was a fatalist and he resigned himself to the end.

    The Riflemen of the Ohio

    Joseph A. Altsheler
  • Henry promptly seized them, and reloaded the Wyandot's rifle.

    The Riflemen of the Ohio

    Joseph A. Altsheler

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