If you have ever watched any conspiracy or unexplained history shows, you have undoubtedly comes across stories about the secret society at Yale University — Skull and Bones. The society has been linked to numerous political figures, for example in the modern era, George W. Bush and John Kerry.
Although the story of the Skull and Bones society is interesting enough in and of itself, I only relay that as background information about the story of the missing skull of famous Native American Geronimo.
In 2007 ABC News reported on what allegedly took place.
The oft-told tale is that (George W.) Bush’s grandfather, Prescott Bush, and some of his buddies at Yale, dug up the grave of Apache chief Geronimo, removing his skull and femur and placing them in a glass case in the lobby of the Tomb, the headquarters of the university’s notorious Skull and Bones society back in 1917.
In 2009, descendants of Geronimo filed a lawsuit in federal court suing, the society, Yale University and the federal government. The article noted that the discovery of a letter from a club member describing the theft lent credibility of the allegations. But, Federal Judge Richard Roberts dismissed the lawsuit the following year, in 2010. The case was dismissed on some technicalities like — the government had not waived its right to be sued the lawsuit was built around a 2009 law which the judge said did not apply to the situation.
The 2009 law prohibits the desecration of Native American graves and remains. The judge dismissed the suit because before 2009 — it was not illegal to desecrate the graves or remains of Native Americans.
For a list of modern atrocities committed against Native Americans read 10 Atrocities Committed Against Native Americans In Recent History. Geronimo’s missing skull ranks 3rd.