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The Cadotte Fur Traders

 
 
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By Cosmos Mariner, July 18, 2018
1. The Cadotte Fur Traders Marker
Inscription.  Among the fur traders who attained prominence in the Lake Superior region were Jean Baptiste Cadotte (Cadeau) and his sons, Jean Baptiste, Jr., and Michel. Each married daughters of prominent Ojibway Indians; became influential as merchants, interpreters and mediators; and were considered by the Ojibways as “Chiefs.” Michel Cadotte established the permanent trading post at La Pointe on Madelaine Island and with his family traveled on the Chippewa River and tributaries, as early as 1787, at various places including Chippewa City, Jim Falls and Cadotte Falls on the Yellow River.
 
Erected 1974 by Cadott Lions Club.
 
Location. 44° 57.215′ N, 91° 8.816′ W. Marker is in Cadott, Wisconsin, in Chippewa County. Marker is on State Highway 27 0.1 miles north of East Mills Street, on the left when traveling north. Marker is in Riverview Park along Park Place Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cadott WI 54727, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Great Northern Pine of Wisconsin (here, next to this marker); Cadott Centennial
The Cadotte Fur Traders Marker (<i>tall view; marker is mounted on pedestal, below statue</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 18, 2018
2. The Cadotte Fur Traders Marker (tall view; marker is mounted on pedestal, below statue)
(here, next to this marker); Introduction to the Geology of the Cadott Region (here, next to this marker); Cadotte Trading Post Site (here, next to this marker); The Yellowstone Trail (here, next to this marker); Cadott Hub and Spoke Factory (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Precambrian Rocks (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Gravesite of Lansing A. Wilcox (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cadott.
 
More about this marker. Marker is a large metal plaque, mounted at waist-level, on the north-facing side of the concrete pedestal supporting a carved wooden statue of a fur trader.
 
Also see . . .  Michel Cadotte. Michel Cadotte was a Métis fur trader of Ojibway and French-Canadian descent who dominated business in the area of the south shore of Lake Superior. He gained a strategic alliance through marriage to Ikwesewe, the daughter of the head of the White Crane clan; men from this clan were the hereditary chiefs of the Lake Superior Ojibway. Cadotte's trading post at La Pointe on Madeline Island was a critical center for the trade between the Lake Superior band and the British and United States trading companies. (Submitted on July 19, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Additional comments.
The Cadotte Fur Traders Marker (<i>wide view; related marker visible at left</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 18, 2018
3. The Cadotte Fur Traders Marker (wide view; related marker visible at left)
sectionheadg>1. Mons Cadeau a.k.a. Mathurin Cadotte dit Poitevin (ancestor)
My 6th great grandfather--- have marriage record, also birth and death official Cadotte records. I am a descendant of Charles Cadotte (son of Mons Cadeau a.k.a. Mathurin (Poitevin) and Uncle of Jean Baptiste Cadotte Sr.. Charles Cadotte was associated with the founding of L'assomption, Quebec in 1717. Charles occupation: Fur Trade. Before 1717, Batiscan, Quebec was the host of the fur trade.
    — Submitted November 28, 2019, by Thomas James Capstraw of Colonie, New York.

 
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Cadotte Fur Trader Statue image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 18, 2018
4. Cadotte Fur Trader Statue
The Cadotte Fur Traders Marker (<i>back side; showing Cadotte Family Tree plaque below statue</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 18, 2018
5. The Cadotte Fur Traders Marker (back side; showing Cadotte Family Tree plaque below statue)
The Cadotte Family Tree Plaque (<i>on back side of marker pedestal</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 18, 2018
6. The Cadotte Family Tree Plaque (on back side of marker pedestal)
The original of this Family Tree is in the possession of Annie Ermatinger of Jim Falls, Wisc., who celebrated her 86th birthday on April 13, 1974.

This plaque is a gift of the Cadott Woman’s Club.

Jean Baptiste Cadotte, descendant of Mons. Cadotte, married a native, Anastasia Equawaise, Oct. 28, 1756, by Fr. Le Franc S.J. at Michellemakinak. Died 1803.

Mons. Cadeau (later chanted to Cadotte) came to the Ojibway Country with Rev. Claude Alouez, S.J. in the train of the French envoy Sieur de St. Lusson, at Sault St. Marie, in 1671.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on November 29, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 19, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 200 times since then and 148 times this year. Last updated on July 19, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 19, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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