Iroquoian

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Iroquoian a family of North American Indian languages spoken by the Iroquois
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Iroquoian Of, pertaining to, or designating, one of the principal linguistic stocks of the North American Indians. The territory of the northern Iroquoian tribes, of whom the Five Nations, or Iroquois proper, were the chief, extended from the shores of the St. Lawrence and of Lakes Huron, Ontario, and Erie south, through eastern Pennsylvania, to Maryland; that of the southern tribes, of whom the Cherokees were chief, formed part of Virginia, the Carolinas, Georgia, Tennessee, and Kentucky. All of the tribes were agricultural, and they were noted for large, communal houses, palisaded towns, and ability to organize, as well as for skill in war.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • Iroquoian Same as Iroquois.
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Usage

In literature:

Occupying the stretch of country to the south of the Algonquins was the famous race known as the Iroquoian Family.
"The Dawn of Canadian History: A Chronicle of Aboriginal Canada" by Stephen Leacock
The Wyandots, another Iroquoian tribe, camp in the form of a horse-shoe, every clan together in regular order.
"The Truth About Woman" by C. Gasquoine Hartley
Indians of Iroquoian stock.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 1" by Various
Indian Affairs on two of the Iroquoian tribes, cited by Hartland.
"The Position of Woman in Primitive Society" by C. Gasquoine Hartley
The Iroquoian branch of the red race is considered by the best authorities to be far superior, mentally and physically, to any other.
"Adventures Among the Red Indians" by H. W. G. Hyrst
The Iroquoian tribes were even more intensive agriculturalists and potters.
"Man, Past and Present" by Agustus Henry Keane
In this Algonkian, Iroquoian and Siouan tribes have participated.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 4" by Various
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