Cadillac Antoine De La Motte
Came to Canada as an officer of the
Carignan Regiment. In 1694 appointed to the command of the post at
Michilimackinac. In 1701 built a fort at Detroit, and remained in
command there until 1710. From 1712-1717 governor of Louisiana.
Subsequently appointed governor of Castel Sarassin, in Gascony, his
native province. Died there Oct. 16, 1730. =Bib.=: Parkman, Old
Regime; Cadillac Papers (Michigan Pion. & Hist. Coll., vol. 33).