Law & Order ~ Arrest Leads to New
Interpretation of Law
by Chris Marcotte
Reminisce reader and fellow historian Norm Ford shared with me his notes about Dell Linden. Linden’s legal debate is a logical follow up to last week’s column on fur trapping. He also used the hides of animals, but mostly deer and moose. Rather than fur, the hides were tanned, and Linden made clothing from them.
At the turn of the 20th century, there was a statewide concern about moose and deer being killed for sport. In 1890 the Game and Fish Commission was created as a branch of Minnesota government. The Commission established that wild animals were the property of the state; the state could pass laws to regulate fishing and hunting; all citizens had to obey these laws.The content you are trying to access is only available to members. Sorry.