Neutral Nation

An Iroquoian tribe, occupying the north shore of Lake

Erie. First visited by the Jesuit Fathers, Brebeuf and Chaumonot, in

1640, who described them as ferocious and extremely superstitious.

Despite all efforts, the attempted mission had to be abandoned. The

tribe was exterminated by the Iroquois in 1650. =Bib.=: Parkman,

Jesuits in North America; Lalemant, Relations, 1641, 1643;

Ragueneau, Relations, 1648, 1651.