Detroit’s Harbinger of Doom Since 1701
The legend of the Nain Rouge goes all the way back to 1701 when Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac founded Detroit. Cadillac crossed the Nain Rouge or Red Dwarf after being warned no to do so. The consequence, Nain Rouge put a curse on Cadillac and Detorit. Sightings of this little red creature have occurred many times over the years in Detroit. Always right before some sort of tragedy. Now each year the people of Detroit chase out the Nain Rouge at the Marche du Nain Rouge, symbolizing banishing the evil from their city.