In the article ``Fighting to Keep Their Frontier,'' a descendant of 19th-century settlers was quoted as saying ``the rancher, miner, and logger are now the Indian, and the federal government is trying to remove them from the land.'' The author should have added that this is being done under the guise of environmentalism, but the removal of these people either doesn't significantly help the environment or it harms it. That's because rural people understand and work with the environment best. Y. Leon Favreau, Shelburne, N.H.
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