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Saturday 10 October 2015

Court battle over Geronimo's bones

Published 22/06/2009

The US Justice Department asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit brought by descendants of Apache leader Geronimo, whose remains were purported to be stolen long ago by members of a secret society at Yale University.

The government filed the motion on June 10 to oppose a lawsuit filed in February by 20 of Geronimo's descendants.

They want to rebury the warrior near his birthplace in southern New Mexico's Gila Wilderness.

Geronimo died in 1909. The lawsuit alleges that Skull and Bones members took some of the remains in 1918 from a burial plot in Fort Sill, Oklahoma, to keep in its New Haven, Connecticut, clubhouse.

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