The Wild Rice Mystique: Resource Management and American Indians' Rights as a Problem of Law and Culture
Charlene L. Smith
Washburn University - School of Law
Howard J. Vogel
Hamline University - School of Law
William Mitchell Law Review, Vol. 10, p. 743, 1984
This article posits that the current controversy concerning wild rice is best understood as a clash between the traditional Ojibway culture and the culture of the European settlers. It provides an extensive historical and scientific background for this thesis. In doing so it provides a critique of regulation of the wild rice harvest in the State of Minnesota and concludes with suggestions for improved wild rice resource management in Minnesota.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 63
Keywords: Wild rice, Ojibway, Native Americans, American Indians, Minnesota, harvesting, lake rice, paddy rice
JEL Classification: K2, K32, L51Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: April 2, 2013
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