Antoine lived from 1658-1730. He was a French solider, explorer colonial administrator. He was educated in military school then he joined the army. In 1683 he went to North America. In North America he fought the Iroquois indians. He then lived in Maine. Cadillac became the commandant of the post of Mackinac (in what is now Michigan) from 1694 to 1697. King Louis XIV of France allowed Cadillac to establish a fur trading post and fort in Fort-Pontchrtrain du Detroit (now called Detroit). He arrived on canoe,accompanied by about 50 French soldiers, 50 settlers and 2 priests. Cadillac was in charge of this outpost until 1710, when he was forced to move to the new, remote French colony of Louisiana (which then included the Mississippi,Missouri and Ohio rivers and the nearby regions) to be its governor. Because he was so unpopular in this

colony, he was soon recalled to France where he was sent to the Bastille prison. After his short stint in prison, he remained in France, never returning to North America.


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