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From: Rarihokwats Rarihokwats <>
Subject: Re: [NISHNAWBE] Your help would be appreciated
Date: Wed, 29 Dec 1999 17:11:18 -0500
Greetings. Because "Restoule" is a name at Dokis, e.g., Chief Martin
Restoule, or Georges Restoul, tracing the band's membership records
would lead you back to one of the original Restoul/Restoules.
In addition to the Lake, Restoule is also the name of an unincorporated
area near Parry Sound, and a region of Algoma.
Another researcher looking for Restoule origins: <>
I checked the Canadian Geographic Names site, but with no success. It is
Norma Forbes wrote:
> Hi. I've been lurking and reading for several weeks now and you seem to be
> the source of help for many on geography and other questions. Do you happen
> to know of a good Canadian gazeteer which might have info on the origin of
> the name of Lake Restoul? My family is from the Doki Reserve on the French
> River where lots of Restouls or Restoules> now live, not too far from Lake
> Restoule. Maybe I could get a bit of info on which of the Restoule fur
> traders it was who was in that area, which then could lead me to .......
> etc. The one source I found online told me about longitude and latitude but
> nothing about the person for whom the lake is named. A URL or a printed
> source I might chase via interlibrary loan would be wonderfully helpful.
> Hope to hear from you.
> Norma Forbes
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