About 1603 the French were active in the fur trade about St. Lawrence. Further proving this early intercourse and trade between the French and Susquehannocks, Mr. Guss says on the same page, The iron hatchets which Smith (in 1608) found in the posses sion of the Tockwocks (that is Nan ticokes) they informed him they had received from the Susquehannocks; and they in turn, Smith says, inform ed him that 'from the French they had their hatchets.' Thus some years ibefore 1608 the Susquehannocks were in commercial intercourse with the French. And again this same author at the same page says, The Sus quehannocks were a ruling tribe and forced trade privileges from other In ldian tribes. Powhatan gave this fierce and mighty nation the name of |the Pocoughtronack Indians.