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NAGPRA board asked to review Bush-Geronimo claims

The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act review board has been asked to investigate allegations that President George W. Bush's grandfather stole the skull of Apache leader Geronimo.

Prescott Bush allegedly took the skull from Geronimo's grave in Fort Sill, Apache. It is allegedly being held by the Skull and Bones Society, an ultra-secretive club to which President Bush, and Sen. John Kerry (R), belong.

Garrick Bailey, an anthropology professor at the University of Tulsa, and a member of the NAGPRA board, says he doesn't think the story is true. Nonetheless, he has asked the board to investigate.

Some Apaches don't think the story is true either. But one historian said the skull might not be of Geronimo but of another Apache leader whose remains have not been accounted for.

Get the Story:
The Skull, And Skull And Bones (The Hartford Courant 8/16)