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The Wild Rice Mystique: Resource Management and American Indians' Rights as a Problem of Law and Culture

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Charlene L. Smith

Washburn University - School of Law

Howard J. Vogel

Hamline University - School of Law

Date Written: 1984

Abstract

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.

Keywords: Wild rice, Ojibway, Native Americans, American Indians, Minnesota, harvesting, lake rice, paddy rice

JEL Classification: K2, K32, L51

Suggested Citation

Smith, Charlene L. and Vogel, Howard J., The Wild Rice Mystique: Resource Management and American Indians' Rights as a Problem of Law and Culture (1984). William Mitchell Law Review, Vol. 10, p. 743, 1984. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1935075

Charlene L. Smith

Washburn University - School of Law ( email )

1700 College Avenue
Topeka, KS 66621
United States

Howard J. Vogel (Contact Author)

Hamline University - School of Law ( email )

1536 Hewitt Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55104-1237
United States

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