The great-grandson of Apache warrior Geronimo argues in a lawsuit that a secretive society at Yale University holds the remains of his great-grandfather. Geronimo was buried in Oklahoma, but some say a secret society absconded with his remains.
Harlyn Geronimo has sued Yale and the society -- the Order of Skull and Bones -- to try to recover the remains. "I think what would be important is that the remains of Geronimo be with his ancestors," he said.
Skull and Bones, a collegiate society that's been around since 1832, includes alumni such as former President George W. Bush and his grandfather, Prescott Bush.
In 1990, a federal law was passed to protect Native Americans' rights to their family member's remains. The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act addresses the rights of lineal descendants, Indian tribes and native Hawaiian organizations to Native American human remains as well as cultural objects.
You can read more at: http://edition.cnn.com/2009/US/02/26/geronimo.remains/index.html.