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Following a few years raiding English ships with the famous French-Canadian privateer, Francois Guyon, Antoine Cadillac appeared at the home of young Jean-Baptiste Allard, now eighteen years of age. In a local tavern, he had heard the story of Jean-Baptiste and Joseph’s heroism against the Iroquois raiding party. Like most unreliable people, Cadillac trusted almost no one, but he developed a trust in Jean-Baptiste that would serve them both for some time. Jean-Baptiste and Joseph agreed to accompany him as personal guards to set a fort and trading post at the straits between what are now known as the upper and lower peninsulas of Michigan. A place the natives called Michillimackinac. Read More 
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