Skull and Bones, not a Masonic post

I wanted to include this for anyone just looking for something to read about the dreaded secret societies. It seems the Skull and Bones society is getting some press on the issue of Geronimo’s skull being in (or not) their possession. Some quotes form the article:

“The grave of the famed warrior has long been rumored to have been robbed during World War I by a small group of young military officers that included Prescott Bush, the president’s late grandfather, and other members of Yale University’s secretive Skull and Bones society.”

“Now a 1918 letter, newly unearthed from Yale archives, offers some intriguing new clues. In it, one Skull and Bones member reports that Geronimo’s skull and other remains had been exhumed and taken to the society’s headquarters, known as The Tomb, in New Haven, Conn. The letter is made public for the first time in the new issue of the Yale Alumni Magazine.”

“The tale of the possible theft first surfaced in the mid-1980s, when some Apache leaders received a cache of purported Skull and Bones documents from an anonymous source. The alleged desecration sparks outrage among many Native Americans.”

To me, in my opinion, it’s an issue of hype. How do you build some crazy hype about your group, especially when your an evolved college fraternity? You hype it, and by saying you have Geronomo’s head is a great way to get buzz.

It’s an interesting piece and worth the read if you have the time.

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~ by Greg on May 8, 2006.

One Response to “Skull and Bones, not a Masonic post”

  1. Hi Greg,

    Came to see if you had posted on the Geronimo hoo ha.

    Good to see you’re still fighting the good fight!


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