p2pnet view Off Topic:- Secret Yale society Skull and Bones apparently has Geronimo’s skull, and the Apache war chief’s relatives want it back.
“Ned Anderson is the former Chairman of the San Carlos Apache of Arizona”, says Brotherhood Days, quoting an article written by Tim Giago, editor and founder of The Lakota Nation Journal, and founder and former owner of Indian Country Today.
“He is on a one-man campaign to get the skull of his beloved Apache warrior, Geronimo, returned to its rightful burial place”, it says, going on >>>
Anderson is convinced that the skull has been used in weird fraternity rituals at Yale University since about 1918 after it was taken from Geranium’s grave at Fort Sill, Oklahoma , by Prescott Bush, the grandfather of Republican presidential candidate George W. Bush.
In 1983 several Apache leaders discussed the idea of having the bones of Geronimo returned to Arizona for reburial. The meeting between the Apache leaders at Fort Sill resulted in several papers picking up the story and putting Ned Anderson’s name temporarily in the spotlight. A short time later a disgruntled member of Yale’s Skull and Bones Society contacted Anderson by letter and suggested that the remains of Geronimo had been pilfered by Prescott Bush while he and five other officers were stationed at Fort Sill in 1918. The stolen prizes were taken back to New Haven, Connecticut to a place known as the Tomb, the home of the Skull and Bones Society. The bones, a horse bit, and stirrups were placed in a glass display case where members and visitors could view them as they entered the building.
The secret informant sent pictures of the bones on display along with a copy of a Skull and Bones ledger which held notations about the 1918 grave robbery. The informant provided the information that the bones were used in the Thursday and Sunday night rituals of the Society and Geronimo’s skull was always placed on a table in front of the participants during the ceremony.
But a District of Columbia judge has dismissed a case “brought against the mysterious society, as well as the University and senior members of the U.S. government, in February 2009″, says the Yale Daily News.
The plaintiffs are 20 descendants of Geronimo. But their lawyer, Ramsey Clark, “who has represented controversial figures such as Saddam Hussein and Slobodan Milosevic”, says he’s not giving up, according to the story, adding >>>
The objective of the original suit is to gather Geronimo’s remains and reinter them near his birthplace at the head of the Gila River in New Mexico, thereby fulfilling what plaintiff Harlyn Geronimo says were his great-grandfather’s wishes. Geronimo is reportedly buried in a prisoner of war cemetery in Fort Sill, Okla., but according to an old legend, Prescott Bush — Yale graduate, Bonesman, father of former President George H.W. Bush ’48 and grandfather of former President George W. Bush ’68 — looted that grave in 1918 or 1919 and took the chief’s skull, along with some of his other bones and artifacts buried with him, back to the Skull and Bones tomb on High Street in New Haven.
Because Geronimo’s official burial place is on a military base, which is government property, Clark first planned to pursue a suit against President Barack Obama, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and Secretary of the Army Pete Geren. If he had won his case, he and his clients would have dug up the grave at Fort Sill, and if, as the story about Prescott Bush suggests, some of the remains had been missing, they would have turned to Yale and Skull and Bones.
Before anyone can take legal action against the U.S. government, the government must consent to the proceedings by waiving its sovereign immunity. District Judge Richard W. Roberts said he dismissed the case because the plaintiffs had failed to establish why immunity should be waived in this case. He also said that the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), under which the prosecution was suing for ownership of the remains, only applies to burials, grave robberies and other incidents that took place after it was passed in 1990 — making the act irrelevant to this case.
But Clark said he does not think Roberts is correct on this last point.
“It doesn’t seem like that act would have much relevance if it cut off everything before that date,” Clark said.
Yale says it doesn’t have Geronimo’s remains, “but that it cannot say whether the secret society — a separate entity — might have them”, says the Yale Daily News, adding:
“A representative of Skull and Bones has declined to comment on the matter.”
Nothing associated with the Bush family can be too bizarre.
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Brotherhood Days – WHERE ARE THEY HIDING GERONIMO’S SKULL?, The Lakota Nation Journal, vol.1 Issue 30 August 28-Sept.3rd, 2000
Yale Daily News – Judge dismisses Apache suit against Skull and Bones, August 9, 2010
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