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Adirondack Indians, Adirondack First Nation (Mohawk: Hatiroñ′ăks, they eat trees , a name given in allusion to the eating of the bark of trees in time of famine. Hewitt). The Algonquian tribes North of the St. Lawrence River with which the Iroquois were acquainted, particularly those along Ottawa and St Maurice Rivers , who were afterward settled at Three Rivers and Oka, Quebec, Canada. Jefferys in 1761 seems to apply the term to the Chippewa.