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More Book Four: The Voyageur
On return Jacques remains in Détroit with the family of Henri-Pierre. During the next few years the boys travel to the frontier with Charbonneau and later form their own group to trap and trade northern Lake Saint Clair and the Saint Clair Flats. In 1773 Détroit is adjusting to British rule when Pontiac’s rebellion breaks all tranquility for three years. Read More 
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Jacques Allard

When I conceived of writing the history of the Allards, it was the story of Jacques Allard I was most anxious to tell. A young boy, who leaves his family at a critical junction in history becoming a true voyageur and later the first Allard citizen of Détroit, his lifetime encompasses a vital period in the development of Cadillac’s city in the wilderness as well as that of the American nation. Read More 
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The Allards Book Four: The Voyageur

Book Four: The Voyageur:The Trailer
Following the death of his father during the fall of Quebec in 1761, young Jacques Allard leaves his home forever to travel with the famous voyageur, Jean-Baptiste Charbonneau, through the outpost of Detroit to the great west in search of the elusive Northwest Passage. It is here he learns the true ways of the wild, returning to Detroit to find progress disrupted by the Indian wars under the great chief, Pontiac.
Three years later, the peace is brief as American colonists speak of rebellion. Although the French-Canadians are mixed on their allegiance, many like Jacques are certain they dislike the British and travel east to aid the colonists in their quest for independence. Read More 
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The Allards Book Four: The Voyageur

Okay Allard Fans, I’m back ready to blog about BOOK FOUR: THE VOYAGEUR. In addition to discussing the content and related research, I will try to point out what is fact and what ‘could be’ fact. As always, if you have questions I am happy to hear them and respond to you personally or in subsequent blogs. Read More 
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