Skeleton leads physicians to believe being was that of a even foot tall woman
TO BE PRESENTED TO HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Large Mounds Found in Territory; Pieces of Pottery are Found.
An enlightening contribution to historical data concerning the early mound builders of the Rainy Lake region has been made in the finding of a skeleton of a prehistoric being near Spooner. The skeleton was found on a caved-in bank of clay off the Rainy river. It is well-preserved and is thought to be that of a woman. The bones have been taken to Spooner and placed on exhibition.
Physicians who have examined the skeleton declare that it represented a type of early prehistoric persons who were seven feet or more and who possessed an especially large lower jaw. They drew this conclusion because the skeleton found was that of a person of a very large stature. The jawbone was wide, and its construction is said to be a special gift of nature to the early man in order that he could masticate the coarser foods which then made up his subsistence. The skull is very large. The well-rounded forehead gives evidence of considerable development of intelligence among these early inhabitants of the Rainy Lake territory. The fact that the skeleton was found at the base of the mound established the fact that the being once belonged to a race of mound people builders, several persons declare.
Some large mounds have been found in this territory. In some places, a number of pieces of pottery have been unearthed. It will be remembered that when the dam at International Falls was under construction, several hundred pieces of tempered copper were unearthed from a depth of 15 feet. The articles consisted of fish hooks, knives, spears, and arrows. The art of tempering copper which was known to these early mound builders is now a lost art. At the time of the discovery of these articles, it was estimated that the mound dwellers lived in the Spooner territory between 1,000 and 1,200 years ago.
The mound at the base of which the skeleton was found was opened about three years ago. At that time, several pieces of pottery were found. There is no question in the minds of the people in the Spooner district but what the skeleton unearthed represents intelligent, industrious mound dwellers who lived before the days of the red men. The skeleton will be sent to the Minnesota Historical society. To be presented to Historical society.
The recent discovery of a prehistoric skeleton near Spooner has led to an exciting breakthrough in our understanding of the early mound builders of the Rainy Lake region. The physicians who examined the skeleton have determined that it may belong to a seven-foot-tall woman who was part of a race of mound builders, with an especially large lower jaw that allowed them to chew coarser foods.
The large, well-rounded skull suggests that these early inhabitants of the Rainy Lake territory had considerable intellectual development. The fact that the skeleton was found at the base of a mound reinforces the idea that these beings were once part of a race of builders who constructed mounds.
The discovery of pottery in the same region as the skeleton adds to our understanding of these ancient people. When the dam at International Falls was constructed, several hundred pieces of tempered copper were unearthed, including fish hooks, knives, spears, and arrows. This indicates that the mound dwellers lived in the Spooner territory between 1,000 and 1,200 years ago.
However, the most intriguing aspect of this discovery is the potential cover-up that occurred surrounding the handling and preservation of the bones. The fact that the skeleton was found three years ago and has only now been presented to the Minnesota Historical Society raises concerns about whether there was a deliberate attempt to hide or delay the release of information about the find.
It is important that we thoroughly investigate and preserve evidence related to giants in order to better understand their existence and impact on history. It is disconcerting to think that evidence may have been hidden or destroyed, and it is essential that we approach such findings with an open mind and a dedication to uncovering the truth. We must work together to ensure that history is not suppressed or forgotten, and that we continue to expand our understanding of the incredible beings who once roamed our world.
- 7 foot female skeleton Beltrami County, Minnesota
- The Bemidji daily pioneer Bemidji Minn October 03 1916 pg 1