Apache family opposes move of Geronimo's remains
A descendant of Geronimo said he opposes the reburial of the Apache warrior's remains.

Lariat Geronimo, a member of the Mescalero Apache Tribe of New Mexico, said Geronimo should stay buried in Fort Sill, Oklahoma. "Everywhere the Apache roamed, they considered their land; wherever they were laid to rest —that's where it is," he told The . Las Cruces Sun-News. "You have a connection with where it's at and move on."

Harlyn Geronimo, another Geronimo descendant from Mescalero, wants the remains moved to New Mexico, where the Apache warrior was born. He filed a lawsuit on February 17, the 100th anniversary of Geronimo's death in captivity, to reclaim his ancestor.

The Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma opposes reburial of the remains. "If the lineal descendants don't agree, then it would be the responsibility of the tribe, given that it's a tribal cemetery and the remains are there," Chairman Jeff House told the paper.

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