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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Skull and Bones Society Sued Over Skeletal Remains

A few weeks ago, I recommended Head Games by Craig McDonald as a good read. In Head Games, crime writer Hector Lassiter gets custody of the head of Pancho Villa. In the novel, a lot of folks try and take the this head away from Lassiter, including Senator Prescott Bush who wants it for the Skull & Bones Society of Yale University.

Yesterday the Associated Press reported that descendants of Geronimo have sued Skull and Bones over stolen bones. The suit alleges that members of the Society stole the Apache leader's remains in 1918 from a burial plot in Oklahoma, and still retains the remains in the Society's clubhouse. If these allegations are true, then this is abhorrent on so many levels.

Life and art collide again.