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he lake that bears their name, preferred rather to be environed by Algonquins than to stay in the dangerous vicinity of their own kindred. Like other western and southern tribes, their population appears of late to have greatly increased. III. The nations which spoke dialects of the Hu-Ron-Iroquois, or, as it has also been called, of the Wyandot, were, on the discovery of America, found powerful in numbers, and diffused over a wide terriory. The peninsula enclosed between Lakes Huron. Erie, and Ontario, had been the dwelling-place of the Chap. XXII.} five confederated tribes of the Hurons. After their defeat by the Five Nations, a part descended the St. Lawrence, and their progeny may still be seen near Quebec; a part were adopted, on equal terms, into the tribes of their conquerors; the Wyandots fled beyond Lake Superior, and hid themselves in the dreary wastes that divided the Chippewas from their western foes. In 1671, they retreated before the powerful Sioux, and made th
commercial policy of, 194. The reformation in, 274. Jealous of New England, 405. Its democratic revolution, II. 1. Long parliament, 4. Civil war, 8. Presbyterians and Independents, 9. Cromwell, 19. Restoration, 29. Navigation acts, 42. Royal commissioners for New England, 77. Its history from 1660 to 1688, 434. Clarendon's ministry, 435. The cabal, 435. Shaftesbury's, 436. Danby's, 437. Shaftesbury, 438. Tendency to despotism, 440. Tories and whigs, 443. Its aristocratic revolution, 445; III. 3, 9. War with France, 175. Queen Anne's war, 208. Resolves on colonial con-quests, 219. Sends a fleet into the St. Lawrence, 223. Seeks to engross the slave trade, 231. Extent of possessions, 235. Changes its dynasty, 322. Its pacific policy, 325. Claims of, 340. Relations with the colonies, 380. With Spain, 400. It favors the slave trade, 402. Encroaches on Spanish territory, 418, 435. War with Spain, 438. Erie, first vessel on, III. 164. Etchemins, III. 237.