Iroquois and Hurons Peace
T SMOKE PEACE PIPE Iroquois and Hurons, at War Since Days of Fenimore Cooper, Are at Peace at Last. CHEFS nmr nnr II UL TORONTO, Ont, Sept. 10. There la peace at last between the Iroquois and the Hurons. wo centuries and a half of war between them was ended dur ing the tercentenary of the "coming of Champlaln when two chieftains smoked the pipe of peac oa the shores of Penetang Bay. The feud began, It la said, 271 years ago. The Iroquois proved the stronger and drove the iiirons from their an cestral homes iff what is now Ontario for two centuries the strife raged Thousands of warriors were killed and many villages were wiped out, This was before the coming of the pioneers of the Hudson's Bay com-fany which eventually acquired eov-ereigntyover three-fourths of tha continent but Is now selling out to farm settlers all the lands In the rich prairie provinces that remain of its old empire. After the whites had concurred the land, the two tribes re mained enemies but their warfare oDiueraiea tne memorise of old hat-To seal the covenant between tha reds. . nations, hundreds of Iroquois and Hu rons gathered on the shores of Pene tang Bay. Tricked out in native re galla. the Indians squatted upon the sands. Prom opposite directions two canoes of state drew ashore. As their keels grated uipon the .beach, two magnificent old sachems in the brav ery of buckskins and feathers sterroed out. One was Chief Ovlfle Sioul of the Hurons. The other, Chief An- arer staats or the Iroquois. - The two chieftains sat down upon the ground In front of a council house or birch bark erected for the oc caaion. An Indian filled with to. bacco a long calumet of red sand. stone decorated with picture writing and hung with beads and feathers. The pipe was held to the mouth of one cmer ana tnen of the other and fotn took three Ion puffs upon H. Then each made an address. At the close of the ceremonies, the pipe was ' Burled beneath a giant bounled fcy the lake which will always remain ta Huron and Iroquois as a monument o peace.