The Mascouten were an American Indian tribe, originally from what is now the U.S. state of Michigan. Warfare, particularly with the Iroquois in the 1650s, scattered the Mascouten, driving them westwards. By 1800, the Mascouten had been absorbed by the Kickapoo, Sauk, Fox, and Potawatomi. Assiniboin Boy, an Atsina Native Americans in the United States (also Indians, American Indians, First Americans, Indigenous Peoples, Aboriginal Peoples, Aboriginal Americans, Amerindians, Amerinds, or Original Americans) are those indigenous peoples within the territory that is now encompassed by the continental United States, and their descendants in modern times. ... ... State nickname: The Wolverine State, The Great Lakes State Official languages English de-facto Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Governor Jennifer Granholm (D) Senators Carl Levin (D) Debbie Stabenow (D) Area - Total - % water Ranked 11th 96,889 miÂ² / 250,941 kmÂ² 41. ... The Iroquois Confederacy (Haudenosaunee, also known as the League of Peace and Power, Five Nations, or Six Nations) is a group of First Nations/Native Americans. ... The Kickapoo are Native American tribes. ... The Fox tribe of Native Americans are an Algonquian language-speaking group that are now merged with the allied Sac tribe as the Sac and Fox Nation. ... Rain dance, Kansas, c. ...
Aside from Nicollet, the earliest mention of the Mascouten was by the French which used their Huron name, Assistaeronon (Assitaehronon, Assitagueronon, Attistae) which translates as Fire Nation (Nation of Fire).
The Mascouten apparently arrived in Wisconsin in two groups: a northern, or upper, band settled with the Wea (Miami) near the south end of Lake Winnebago (Fox River portage); while a southern (lower) band mixed with the Fox and Kickapoo on the Milwaukee River.
The other Mascouten (southern or lower) band, actually remained farther to the north during the 1700s and became associated with the Fox and Prairie Band of the Kickapoo.
Because the Mascouten, Kickapoo, and Wea (Miami) were not quite sure whether he was either a "manitou" (spirit) or witch, Allouez's reception was not nearly as warm as Perot's, but in the course of their conversations, the Mascouten told Allouez that they were definitely the tribe from lower Michigan who the Huron called the Assistaeronon.
Mascouten service during the French and Indian War was mostly limited to participation in joint raids by the Wabash tribes against the British-allied Chickasaw south of the Ohio River.
The Mascouten remained British allies for the remainder of the war and are mentioned in a 1782 British report as having requested supplies at Detroit and reaffirmed their allegiance to the British.
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