Monday 4th of December 2023

the bonesmen .....

the bonesmen .....

The activities of Skull and Bones, a secret student society at Yale University, have been kept sacrosanct by generations of "Bonesmen".

But prominent among the legends surrounding the group has been a claim that George Bush's grandfather and two other members stole the remains of the Apache warrior Geronimo during World War I.

Now, the society's repeated refusal to comment on the story, or on rumours that new members have to kiss the chief's skull, have prompted an extraordinary lawsuit by Geronimo's descendants.

In a court action that names not only Yale and the society, but also President Barack Obama and Robert Gates, his Defence Secretary, 20 descendants of the famous American-Indian leader are seeking to recover his remains so his spirit can be laid to rest in his tribal homeland.