long before either of these occurrences, they were wont to speak of their country, Huronia, as an island. Hechon ehen , the late Echon , which was de Brébeuf's, and later Chaumonot's, Huron name.One instance of this is to be found in relation 1638 (Quebec edition, p. Then, among other examples, he gives Ouendake ehen , "La défunte huroine", literally "Huronia has been", recalling singularly enough the well know Fuit Ilium .The proper English pronunciation is Wendat, but the modified form of Wyandot has prevailed. cum particula reiterationis significat unitatem unius rei".As for the etymology of the word, it may be said to derive from one of two roots, either ahouénda , meaning an extent or stretch of land that lies apart, or is in some way isolated, and particularly an island; or aouenda , a voice, command, language, idiom, promise, or the text of a discourse. But the verb at , when it enters into this composition, does so with a modified meaning, or, as Potier puts it, " At . The first example given is Skat, with the meaning of "one only thing" (Rad.As for the unwritten traditions among the Red Men, a few decades are enough to distort them to such an extent that but little semblance of truth remains, and when it is possible to confront them with authenticated written annals, they are found to be at variance with well-ascertained historical events.In 1870, Peter Dooyentate Clarke, an educated Wendat, gave to the public a small volume entitled "Origin and Traditional History of the Wyandots"."The lapse of ages", he says in the preface, "has rendered it difficult to trace the origin of the Wyandots.Nothing now remains to tell whence they came, but a tradition that lives only in the memory of a few among the remnant of this tribe.
Some are but the names of individual chiefs, others the name of particular clans applied erroneously to the whole tribe, as Ochasteguis, Attignaountans, etc. The Huron Country Many theories have been devised to solve the problem as to what part of North America was originally occupied by the great Huron-Iroquois Family ; much speculation has been indulged in to determine, at least approximately, the date of their dismemberment, when a dominant, homogeneous race, one in blood and language, was broken up and scattered over a wide expanse; surmises to no end have been hazarded relative to the cause of the disruption, and especially that of the fierce antagonism which existed between the Iroquois and the Hurons at the time when Europeans came in contact with these tribes; in spite of all which, the solution is as far off as ever.But which of the two substantives was combined in ouendat had probably lapsed, in the course of time, from the memory of the Hurons themselves.Plausible reasons, however, may be alleged which militate in favour of both one and the other.From this one might be led to conclude that the appellation was given to them, as a nation, only after their forced migration to Gahoendoe, St. Nor is this at all singular as the term ahouenda might aptly be applied to Huronia, since it signified not only an island strictly speaking, but also an isolated tract, and Huronia was all but cut off from adjoining territory by Lakes Simcoe and Couchiching on the south and east, the Severn River and Matchedash Bay on the north, Gregorian Bay on the west, and by the then marshy lands contiguous to what are now called Cranberry and Orr's Lake on the southwest.Joseph's or Christian Island, or after their sojourn in the Ile d'Orléans, Nevertheless it is certain that. Corresponding to Ouendat , as applied to the members of the tribe and to their language, the name Ouendake denoted the region in which they dwelt. 28, while explaining the use of the verb en , to be, that is to say, ehen , adds that it takes the place of the French word feu joined to the name of a person or a thing, as in the English word late , v.g.