Honniasontkeronon Tribe

Honniasontkeronon Indians (Iroquois; ‘people of the place of crook-necked squashes, or ‘people if the place where they wear crosses’) An unidentified people of whom Gallinée was informed by the Iroquois as living on Ohio river, above the falls at Louisville, Kentucky. On a map of De l’Isle, dated 1722, a small lake called Lake Oniasont, around which are the words ‘les Oniasontke,’ is placed on the south side, apparently of the “Ouabache, otherwise called Ohio or Beautiful river.” and the outlet of Lake Oniasont is made to flow into the Ouabache.  It may be inferred that the Iroquois statement as to the location of this people was substantially correct; that is, that they lived on a small lake east of Wabash river and having an outlet into that stream, although Hoñniasontke’roñnon is an Iroquois euphemism for the land of departed spirits.

Hodge, Frederick Webb, Compiler. The Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico. Bureau of American Ethnology, Government Printing Office. 1906.

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