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US tries to stop Geronimo lawsuit

US officials have moved to block a legal bid by descendants of Apache leader Geronimo to have his remains reburied. Geronimo's relatives say some body parts were stolen almost 100 years ago by members of a secret society at Yale University to keep in their clubhouse.

The relatives want to rebury the warrior, who died in 1909, near his birthplace in New Mexico. But the justice department has asked a federal judge to dismiss their lawsuit.

The society, known as Skull and Bones, is alleged to have stolen some of Geronimo's remains from a burial plot in Oklahoma in 1918. [BBC]
You can see the justice department’s point. If they started trying to return the remains of native American tribal leaders stolen for symbolic use in initiation rites by every shady power-elite cabal based in a top university, soon they wouldn’t have time to do a single thing else.

(I know, I know; it's probably not him.)

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