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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.)
Theories about Erie's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Erie tribal history.
The Erie Indians of Avon, Ohio:
Information on the culture and history of the Erie tribe.
Erie Tribe History:
Article on the Erie tribe from the Handbook of American Indians.
Wikipedia: Eries: Encyclopedia of Cleveland History: Erie:
Encyclopedia articles on the Erie Indians.
Four Directions: Erie:
Timeline and links about Erie history.
Books for sale on the Erie Indians
Discover Erie Tribes in History:
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Children's book about the Erie Native Americans.
Links, References, and Additional Information
Erie links page.
Information about the Eries and their language in Spanish.
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