The Erie Indians were an Iroquoian tribe of the northeastern woodlands, particularly Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New York state.
They were relatives and allies of the Huron tribe.
The Erie language was never well recorded, but was clearly an Iroquoian language similar to Huron and Seneca.
The Eries no longer exist as a distinct tribe. After being defeated in a war with the Iroquois Confederacy, the surviving
Eries merged into the Huron-Wyandot tribe, where most Erie descendants live today. Other Erie people were absorbed into
the Seneca or other Iroquois tribes (it was common among the Iroquois to adopt war captives.)