20 Jun 2007

Bones Make the News

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An Apache warrior

AP is reporting that an alleged great-grandson of the fierce Chiricahua Apache warrior Geronimo has heard the urban legend that claims that some Yale men belonging to a well known Yale senior society, while stationed at Fort Sill, Oklahoma during WWI, “crooked” (a traditional society practice meaning “to appropriate for permanent addition to the society’s memorabilia”) Geronimo’s skull, and the alleged great-grandson is writing to the White House and demanding the skull’s return.

Legend has it that Yale University’s ultrasecret Skull and Bones society swiped the remains of American Indian leader Geronimo nearly a century ago from an army outpost in Oklahoma, and now Geronimo’s great-grandson wants the remains returned.

Harlyn Geronimo, of Mescalero, N.M., wants to prove the skull and bones that were purported spirited from the Indian leader’s burial plot in Fort Sill, Okla., to a stone tomb that serves as the club’s headquarters are in fact those of his great-grandfather.

If so, he wants to bury them near Geronimo’s birthplace in southern New Mexico’s Gila Wilderness.

“He died as a prisoner of war, and he is still a prisoner of war because his remains were not returned to his homeland,” said Harlyn Geronimo, 59. “Presently, we are looking for a proper consecrated burial.”

If the bones aren’t those of Geronimo, Harlyn Geronimo is certain they belonged to one of the Apache prisoners who died at Fort Sill. He said they should still be returned.

Harlyn Geronimo sent a letter last year to President Bush, asking for his help in recovering the bones. He figures since the president’s grandfather, Prescott Bush, was allegedly one of those who helped steal the bones in 1918, the president would want to help return them to their rightful place.

But Harlyn Geronimo said: “I haven’t heard a word.”

The White House did not respond to messages asking for comment.

Their alleged custody of Geronimo’s skull is just one of numerous self-aggrandizing legends artfully disseminated by mischievous members of a certain Yale senior society over the course of its long existence.

But some politically correct and probably deluded younger alumni in a recent article in the alumni mag swallowed the yarn hook, line, and sinker.

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Dominique R. Poirier

A lot of people have fantasized about Skull and Bones since a film and its sequels have been done on the theme of this sorority. Who could imagine one minute that a small club for adventurous teenagers would take precedence over the CFR, the Trilateral, the Bilderberg Group, Illuminati, the Protocol of the Elder of Zion, and other particular Masonic lodges and Knight orders; all overkilled tales that began, we have to acknowledge it, to run out of steam?

All this has always well fed conspiracy theorists and more down-to-earth persons and organizations quick to spot opportunities to get profit from other’s delusions and dreams.

But it keeps working anyways; and fools and foxes continue meeting together at this crossing.

It just surprises me not to see Skull and Bones tee-shirts, key-rings, knives and cups available in stores for tourists. What are those young Yalies waiting for?



courtney

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JDZ

TigerHawk talks about Princeton a lot, and PowerLine gives Dartmouth lots of coverage. Here you get a certain amount of Yale news. Bloggers like to post the links they would otherwise be emailing to their friends.

Cheers,
David



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