Lawsuit seeks reburial of Geronimo's remains
The great-grandson of Apache leader and warrior Geronimo has filed a lawsuit to reclaim the remains of his ancestors and rebury them.

Geronimo died in captivity in Fort Sill, Okahoma, on February 17, 1909. His great-grandson said it was time to bring him to his ancestral home in southern New Mexico.

"If remains are not properly buried, the spirit is just wandering, wandering, until a proper burial has been performed," said Harlyn Geronimo at a press conference in Washington, .D.C., The Washington Post reported.

The lawsuit seeks to remove Geronomo from Fort Sill but an unproven story has his skull in the custody of a secretive society at Yale University in Connecticut. "It's all a bunch of poppycock," responded Towana Spivey, the director of the Fort Sill National Historic Landmark Museum. "He's still buried where he was originally," Spivey told the Post.

The Fort Sill Apache Tribe opposes the removal of the remains. "I believe it would be inappropriate to desecrate Geronimo's grave and remove him," Chairman Jeff Houser said.

Get the Story:
Geronimo Descendant Pursues Spirited Fight (The Washington Post 2/18)
Apache heirs sue Skull and Bones over remains (The Yale Daily News 2/18)
Geronimo's Heirs Sue Yale, Demand Return Of Skull (The Hartford Courant 2/18)
Descendants Want to Find Geronimo’s Bones and Bring ‘em Home (InfoZine 2/18)

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