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Wild rice waters

The problem of control of water levels is a very delicate one, since there are two opposing factions. One faction is made up of lake resort owners, who want high water for propagation of fish for resort purposes; the other, for lower water levels for the growing of wild rice and other aquatic plants.
James Kauffman, Supervisor of Extension Work letter dated January 17, 1939, to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, Record Group 75 BIA (National Archives)