H Kentucky Indian Villages, Towns and Settlements

A complete listing of all the Indian villages, towns and settlements as listed in Handbook of Americans North of Mexico.

Honniasontkeronon (Iroquois: ‘people of the place of crook-necked squashes’, or ‘people of the place where they wear crosses’). An unidentified people of whom Galinée was informed by the Iroquois as living on Ohio r., above the falls at Louisville, Ky. On a map of De l’Isle, dated 1722, a small lake called L. Oniasont, around which are the words les Oniasontke, is placed on the s. side, apparently, of the “Ouabache, otherwise called Ohio or Beautiful river,” and the outlet of L. 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 E. of Wabash r. and having an outlet into that stream, although Hoñniasontke‘roñnon is an Iroquois euphemism for the land of departed spirits.


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

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