In 1876 the District of Keewatin was created from part of the North-West Territories.
In 1881, 1889, 1898 and 1905 Ontario was enlarged, being given parts of the District of Keewatin until the areas now known as Rainy River District and Kenora District belonged to Ontario.
"Partially organized territory of the Canadian Dominion. It was created by an Act of Parliament, April 12th, 1876." 3
"Area 470,416 square miles. Population 8,546 in 1901 (chiefly Indian)." 3
3 Place Names of Ontario by Floreen Carter, 1984