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Adirondack - An Algonquian tribe of Indians who formerly lived north of the St. Lawrence River.  The Mohawk gave them the name Adirondack, which meant "They Eat Trees," as these Indians were in the habit of eating the bark of certain trees in times when food was scarce.  The Adirondack sided with the French in the latter's war with the Iroquois.  Their most famous chief was Pieskaret.  The Adirondack Mountains in new York are named after these Indians.  The name also was applied by some historians to the Chippewa.

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