Onondagas
Onondagas On`on*da"gas, n. pl.; sing. {Onondaga}. (Ethnol.) A tribe of Indians formerly inhabiting what is now a part of the State of New York. They were the central or head tribe of the Five Nations. [1913 Webster]

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