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Jacques-Charles Renaud Dubuisson (1666–1739) was born in France and came to Canada in 1685.

Renaud was a career soldier and, aside from a dueling incident, was consistently praised for his military and administrative work. His most important military work was among the Miami Indians where he was responsible for assisting with the work of Jean-Baptiste Bissot de Vinsenne in keeping the Miami from falling under British control. After Bissot's death in 1719, he established a number of garrison posts, one of which was commanded by François-Marie Bissot de Vinsenne.

Dubuisson was he post commander at Detroit in 1712. He commanded a post at the Miamis near Toledo from 1723 to 1727.[1] By 1729, he was appointed post commander at Michilimackinac.[2]


  1. ^ Burton, Clarence Monroe; Stocking, William; Miller, Gordon K. (1922-01-01). The city of Detroit, Michigan, 1701-1922. The S. J. Clarke publishing company. p. 102.
  2. ^ McDonnell, Michael (2015-12-08). Masters of Empire: Great Lakes Indians and the Making of America. Hill and Wang. ISBN 9780374714185.