The Wyandot people (also Wyandotte, Wendat, Waⁿdát, or Huron) are Indigenous peoples of the Northeastern Woodlands of North America and speakers of an Iroquoian language, Wyandot.
In the United States, the Wyandotte Nation is a federally recognized tribe headquartered in Wyandotte, Oklahoma. Some organizations self-identify as Wyandot, including the Wyandot Nation of Kansas, a nonprofit organization in Kansas City, Kansas, and the Wyandot of Anderdon Nation, a nonprofit organization in Trenton, Michigan.
In Canada, the Huron-Wendat Nation has two First Nations reserves at Wendake, Quebec.
The Wyandot emerged as a confederacy of tribes around the north shore of Lake Ontario, with their original homeland extending to the Georgian Bay of Lake Huron and Lake Simcoe in Ontario, Canada and occupying territory around the western part of the lake. They predominantly descend from the ancient Tionontati (or Tobacco/Petun) people, who never belonged to the Huron (Wendat) Confederacy. However, the Wyandot(te) have connections to the Wendat-Huron through their lineage from the Attignawantan, the founding tribe of the Huron. The four Wyandot(te) Nations are descended from remnants of the Tionontati, Attignawantan and Wenrohronon (Wenro), who were "all unique independent tribes, who united in 1649–50 after being defeated by the Iroquois Confederacy."
After their defeat during prolonged warfare with the Five Nations of the Iroquois in 1649, the surviving members of the confederacy dispersed; some took residence in Quebec with the Jesuits, and others were adopted by neighbouring nations, such as the Tionontati or Tobacco to become the Wyandot. Later, they occupied territory extending into what is now the United States, especially Michigan, northern Ohio, Kansas and finally northeastern Oklahoma due to U.S. federal removal policies. They are related to other Iroquoian peoples in the region, such as their powerful competitors, the Five Nations of the Iroquois, who occupied territory mainly on the south side of Lake Ontario but had hunting grounds along the St. Lawrence River. They are also related to the neighbouring Erie, Neutral Nation, Wenro, Susquehannock and Tionontate - all traditional enemies of the Iroquois and who, at various points in history, have also engaged in warfare and trade with one another.