Mystery of the Skeletal Remains
Known as “The Lady of the Lake
Her bones were discovered during construction of what became a major highway project in 1931. Her skeletal remains rested in what had been a Minnesota glacial lake near Pelican Rapids more than 10,000 years ago.
Named Nimuué, “Lady of the Lake,” her story is still unfolding and is the topic of a free program presented jointly by the Douglas County Historical Society and the Alexandria Area Branch of AAUW (American Association of University Women).
The public is invited to attend the presentation on Thursday, September 17 beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Douglas County Historical Society, 1219 Nokomis St., in Alexandria.
Photo credit:Jeff Meier/Daily Journal
Sally and Phletus Williams, of the recently formed Glacial Minnesota Woman Organization in Pelican Rapids, are the guest speakers. They will share their collection of facts, research and theories on Nimuué including the mishandling of the initial discovery, conflicting and often controversial studies, and the procurement of her bones by South Dakota tribal interests.
As the story of Nimuué gains public attention and understanding, the GMWO is formulating committees with the goal of building an educational and interpretive center near the site of the discovery. The guest speakers were instrumental in the founding of the organization in 2014.
For more information on the program content online: http://minnesotawomanpelicanrapids.org
OR via Email: Nimuue@arvig.net.
There is no charge to attend although RSVPs are respectfully requested for seating arrangements and refreshments. Call the Douglas County Historical Society at 320-762-0382.
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