The four nations are at the height of their power in Ouendake (the French Huronia), with 16 towns between Lake Simcoe and Georgian Bay in central Ontario.Capital of the confederacy is the town of Ossossane on Nottawasaga Bay.
A third Wyandot group, the Attiwandaronk, called the Neutrals because of their stance in Wyandot-Iroquois conflicts, occupies the country west of Niagara.1609 - July 30; Champlain accompanies a mixed war party of Hurons and Algonkins to the lake which now bears his name, where with his aid they inflict a major defeat on the Iroquois.
The Iroquois discover firearms.1629 - August 9; after a relief expedition sent by Richelieu from France is captured by privateers, Champlain is forced to surrender Quebec to the English.
August 15; a Spanish military expedition from Santa Fe and their Apache allies are defeated by the Pawnee and their French allies near the principal Pawnee village at the forks of the Platte in present Nebraska. 1730 - While retaining their settlements in the Detroit area, many Wyandots migrate southward and settle on the south shore of Lake Erie.
They gradually assume sovereignty over all the Ohio country between the Great Lakes and the Miami River.
October 2; first French contact with Wyandots in the vicinity of the great town of Hochelaga, site of the present Montreal.
Wyandots and related tribes may number between 30,000 and 45,000, with two of the largest, the Attignousntan and the Attigneenongnahac, joined in a confederacy.
Ottawa to Wyandot to Iroquois fur trade flourishes, supported by Wyandot agricultural surplus.
South of the Hurons is a second, smaller Wyandot confederacy, the Tionontate, called Petun by the French.
The majority of the Munsee move north from Pennsylvania to settle in Canada.
A few rejoin the main group of Delaware.1754 - Delaware in western Pennsylvania join the Shawnee in raiding the settlements, more out of hatred of the English than love of the French.
Respected by surrounding Algonquian tribes, the Wyandots are now regarded by the Six Nations as their viceroys in Ohio.