63 Pages Posted: 2 Apr 2013
Date Written: 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.
Keywords: Wild rice, Ojibway, Native Americans, American Indians, Minnesota, harvesting, lake rice, paddy rice
JEL Classification: K2, K32, L51
Suggested Citation: 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