Language: Huron
Family: Northern Iroquoian
Stock: Iroquoian
Phylum: Macro-Siouan
Macro-Culture: Eastern Woodlands
      The Wenro were a small hunter/farmer nation allied with the Erie and Neutrals which provided protection for the smaller nation from the Iroquois.  They occupied the area of the oil spring about present Cuba, New York.  They finally took refuge from the Iroquois with the Huron and Neutrals, who's ultimate fate they shared.  
Aboriginal Locations (Subdivisions)
NY  1
Present Locations
Extinct as a culture
Year History
1639 Alliance with the Erie and Neutrals terminated for unknown reasons and were quickly overrun by the Iroquois; some joined Neutrals and Huropn, though one band remained east of the Niagara River and continued to fight the Iroquois
1643 Reaming band joined Neutrals due to continuing conflicts with the Iroquois
Year Total Population Source
1600 1,600 Hewitt estimate
1700 0 NAHDB calculation
1800 0 NAHDB calculation
1900 0 NAHDB calculation 
2000 0 NAHDB calculation 
Other speakers of the same language:
Erie, Huron, Neutrals
Wenro Sites:
Wenro Authors
Wenro History

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