Lake of the Woods
This island-dotted lake straddles the Canada-US border, and covers over 4,000 square km, most of which is on the Canadian side in western Ontario. It is fed from the south by Rainy River and drains northwest to the Winnipeg River.1 Lake of the Woods and the surrounding lake-riddled lands were part of a vital fur-trade route.2 Indigenous groups in the area include the Cree, Ojibwa, and Sioux.3
Mentions of this place in the documents
The Colonial Despatches Team. Lake of the Woods. The Colonial Despatches of Vancouver Island and British Columbia 1846-1871, Edition 2.2, ed. The Colonial Despatches Team. Victoria, B.C.: University of Victoria. https://bcgenesis.uvic.ca/lake_of_the_woods.html.

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