What is the X in X-mas?
Iroquoian people, 1640s, from Iroquoian, literally "hemp-gatherers."
Iroquoian-speaking North American Indian tribe. When first encountered by Europeans in the 17th century, the Tuscarora occupied what is now North Carolina. They were noted for their use of indigenous hemp for fibre and medicine; their name derives from an Iroquoian term for "hemp gatherers."