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River cane is found in Southeastern states. Cherokee Indians used it for food, building houses, and making baskets. River cane became rare in the state's western counties by the late 19th-century. Nationwide, river cane today is reduced to about three percent of its natural extent. In the 21st-century a number of groups interested in preserving natural resources are restoring cane.