People of Detroit:
Louis de Buade, Comte de Frontenac
Louis de Buade, Comte de Frontenac became the Governor of New France in the 1670's.
In 1682, Frontenac was ordered back to France. Jesuits, and other clergy members, in the area were unhappy with the way Frontenac handled relations with Native Americans. The lifestyle that accompanied life in the fur trade was seen by the Jesuits as an afront to their religion. They reported to King Louis that Native Americans were being ruined by the trading post life style, especially the availability of brandy.
Francois de la Forest filed complaints against La Barre (Frontenac's replacement) and in 1684, Frontenac, whom King Louis was very fond of, was restored to Governor of New France.
Upon his return to New France, Frontenac found many problems. Traders were beginning to take their furs directly to Native American villages, thereby eliminating the role of the government as "middle-man". Some officials were trying to eliminate the trade of brandy -- and thus Native Americans were taking their furs to New England trading posts where they could get rum.