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The 1706 "Le Pesant Affair": In June 1706, the Ottawa/Odawa, led by Le Pesant, one of their chiefs, attacked the Miami who lived near Fort Pontchartrain. Étienne Veniard de Bourgmond, who Cadillac had left in charge of the garrison while he was in Québec, ordered the gates to the fort shut and his soldiers opened fire on the assailants. During the battle, a few Miami, and 30 Ottawa were killed. Three French men were killed: Father Constantin Delhalle, a soldier named Larivière, and Pierre Téchenay (Tichenet). Fearing retaliation from the French, the Ottawa returned to their former villages at the straits of Mackinac. After their departure, the Ottawa palisaded village was destroyed by fire. For additional details and the subsequent history of this event, often referred to as the “Le Pesant Affair,” see the biographies of the following Ottawa/Odawa chiefs in the Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online: Le Pesant, Kinongé, Koutaoliboe, Outoutagen, Miscouaky, and Saguima. After Governor Vaudreuil learned about the affair, he ordered Jean Paul Legardeur, sieur de Saint Pierre, to apprehend Le Pesant. Pierre d’Ailleboust, sieur d’Argenteuil, assisted Legardeur in Le Pesant’s apprehension. Their biographies, as well as Cadillac’s can be found in the DCB: http://www.biographi.ca/en/search.php
Louis Nicolas, S.J. – illustration of an Ottawa/Odawa from the Codex canadensus – Available from Library and Archives Canada - http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/codex/026014-1100-e.html