---William S. Burroughs
In December of 2007, I was looking into some of the connections between some Fall rituals...Thanksgiving, Football and ultimately traditional Holiday Bowl games. They can be found here, here, here and here. Part of the inspiration for these writings at the time had to do with the Geronimo legend, his missing skull, and claims that it was long ago stolen and has been residing at "The Tomb" with the Order of the Skull & Bones at Yale University ever since. This story has now resurfaced, as ancestors of Geronimo are suing Yale and The United States Government.
Descendants of Geronimo, who died in a prison at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, 100 years ago yesterday, filed suit in federal court in Washington, seeking the return of his remains from Fort Sill, Yale and “wherever else they may be found.”
In 1918 or 1919, a group of Yale University students including Skull & Bones member Prescott Bush, father of former U.S. President George H.W. Bush and grandfather of former President George W. Bush, may have opened the tomb in Fort Sill, removed Geronimo’s skull, some bones and related burial items and took them to Yale’s campus in New Haven, Connecticut, according to the complaint.
In an interesting side note from the same Bloomberg news article:
Yale agreed in 2007 to return to the government of Peru some of the artifacts archeologist and Professor Hiram Bingham excavated from Machu Picchu almost a century ago. Peru had threatened to sue Yale for the 300 museum-quality pieces, consisting of skeletons, ceramic pots and jewelry, dug up from the Incan city in the Andes between 1911 and 1916. [Yale interested in a HIRAM??? Go figure...]
In retrospect, should we be at all surprised about the increasing number of shocking decapitations happening all over the globe...at the time, I was also writing about Skulls making high profile appearances as Art and Fashion statements...perhaps all brought on by the hype surrounding the Pirates of the Caribbean sequel...but we've also seen a new golden age of piracy since then as well...It's not just the "Dark Knight" at work. Think about it.