In the territory on both sides of the Niagara River
, between the Hurons on the west and the Iroquois
on the east, was a tribe related to both, who remained neutral in the wars between their opposing kindred, and so obtained the name of Attioundironks, or Neuters.
The Franciscan missionaries visited them in 1629, and afterwards the Jesuits attempted to plant missions among them, but failed.
These Indians informed the Franciscans, or Recollets, of oil-springs in their country, which have become famous in their products in our day. In 1649, after the Iroquois
had conquered the Hurons, they attacked the Neuters, who killed many of them, and incorporated the remainder among the Five Nations