Geronimo’s family call on Bush to help return his skeleton

By | June 5, 2006

Geronimos family call on Bush to help return his skeleton

The great grandson of the Apache leader Geronimo has appealed to the big chief in the White House to help recover the remains of his famous relative – purportedly stolen more than 90 years ago by a group of students – including the President’s grandfather.

The story that members of Yale University’s secret Skull and Bones society took the remains – including a skull and femur – from the burial site in Fort Sill, Oklahoma, has long been part of the university’s lore. But a university historian recently recovered a letter from 1918 that appears to support the story that members of the society did indeed take the remains while serving with a group of army volunteers from Yale, stationed at the fort during the First World War. – more

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