Friday, February 20, 2009

Geronimo's kin sue Skull and Bones over remains

From Yahoo news:
Geronimo's great-grandson Harlyn Geronimo said his family believes Skull and Bones members took some of [Geronimo's] remains in 1918 from a burial plot in Fort Sill, Okla., to keep in its New Haven clubhouse, a crypt. The alleged graverobbing is a longstanding legend that gained some validity in recent years with the discovery of a letter from a club member that described the theft.

This isn't the first time the family has attempted to recover the remains. G.W. Bush, a famous Skull and Bones member you may have heard about from recent history, twice refused to even hear the appeal under his tenure, according to Alexandra Robbins, author of Secrets of the Tomb: Skull and Bones, the Ivy League, and the Hidden Paths of Power

Oh, Skull and Bones, where would our conspiratorial musings be without you.

Here is one interesting tidbit, from
For only the second time in two decades, neither presumptive nominee for U.S. president [McCain and Obama] is an alumnus of Yale’s oldest and most secretive senior society. (The only other time in recent history that happened was in 1996, when Bill Clinton faced Republican Bob Dole)

Best wishes to the family, I hope they get, if not remains, then at least answers,



A.Stock said...

I followed the link above to Wikipedia to read more about S &B. This one paragraph made me laugh and I thought I'd share:

"[Skull and Bones] members are assigned nicknames. “Long Devil" is assigned to the tallest member; "Boaz" goes to any member who is a varsity football captain. Many of the chosen names are drawn from literature ("Hamlet," "Uncle Remus"), from religion and from myth. The banker Lewis Lapham passed on his name, "Sancho Panza," to the political adviser Tex McCrary. Averell Harriman was "Thor," Henry Luce was "Baal," McGeorge Bundy was "Odin.” George H.W. Bush was "Magog," a name reserved for a member considered to have the most sexual experience. George W. Bush, unable to decide, was temporarily called "Temporary," and the name was never changed."

Bpaul said...

Most excellent.

Samuel John Klein Portlandiensis said...

I've heard that the European emigrants created America by carving a new life out of the American Indian ... but this is taking it a bit far.