Photostory #103: Canadian Wild Rice Luxury Crop: Duck Food Fit for a King
National Film Board of Canada
April 30, 1957
Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography fonds, National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives
A large scow, propelled by an old truck engine, reaps a crop of wild rice from the marshes of Lac du Bois. For hundreds of years Indian bands have moved across the country to gather the rice in remote lakes and rivers but the new high prices which the luxury crop brings have charged the leisurely tribal wanderings with the feverish activity of a "wild rice" gold rush.