The Huron is a Native American tribe in Age of Empires III that replaces the Iroquois in The WarChiefs expansion. Like all natives, they can be allied with by building a Trading Post at their Trading Post site.

Unit[edit | edit source]

Huron Mantlet.png Huron Mantlet: Huron short-ranged siege unit.

Technologies[edit | edit source]

Huron technologies focus on boosting allied economies (fishing), and producing mantlets in larger numbers and shipping free mantlets.

Age Technology Cost Effect
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Huron Sun Ceremony.png Huron Sun Ceremony 225 wood,
225 coin
Huron Mantlet train limit +200%
Huron Trade Dominance.png Huron Trade Dominance 400 wood,
400 coin
Ships 1 Huron Mantlet for every 2 minutes the game has passed, up to 30 minutes
Huron Fish Wedding.png Huron Fish Wedding 75 wood,
75 coin
Fishing Boats, Caravels/Galleys/War Junks/Fune, Canoes, War Canoes, Tlaloc Canoes, and Marathan Catamarans gather 20% faster

In-game dialogue[edit | edit source]

The Huron or Wyandot language is related to those of the Iroquois.

  • Tu ough qua nou (How do you do?)
  • Youwagistey
  • A yagh kee (I go to war)

History[edit | edit source]

The name “Huron” is derived from the French word “hure,” meaning ruffian. A derogatory term, it was applied to the Huron. They once lived in territory that became southern Ontario. Over time, the various Huron clans dispersed across the upper Midwest, settling in Ohio, Michigan, and Wisconsin.

The Huron (also known as Wyandot) were an agricultural people who lived in small communities of as many as 1,000 tribal members. In their often heavily fortified villages, they constructed communal longhouses up to 200 feet long. Like the Iroquois, who spoke a related language, the Huron depended on the staple crops of corn, beans, and squash, with hunting and fishing providing additional food.

Also like the Iroquois, the Huron established a confederation of separate tribal nations, in their case, four. Established around the middle of the fifteenth century, the confederation ended wars of blood feuds between rival clans by laying out common guidelines for trade and the resolution of disputes. Membership in this confederation was strictly voluntary.

Experts at constructing birch-bark canoes, the Huron established a trade network that stretched beyond their homelands. The early French traders/explorers (voyageurs) established a relationship with the Huron that lasted for years, long after France’s influence on what became U.S. territory waned.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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