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Apache dispute delays Geronimo NAGPRA lawsuit
A lawsuit that seeks the reburial of the remains of Geronimo, the Apache leader, is being delayed by an inter-tribal dispute.

Some of Geronimo's descendants, who are members of the Mescalero Apache Tribe, want to remove their ancestor's remains from Oklahoma and bury them in southern New Mexico. Geronimo was from New Mexico.

The Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma has filed a motion to intervene. The tribe says Geronimo's remains should stay in Fort Sill, Oklahoma.

“If the Geronimo family all wanted Geronimo to be returned or moved anywhere we would not object to it,” Chairman Jeff Houser told The Yale Daily News, “but if only one group is representing itself as the entire family we feel that is not right.”

The case won't move forward until the judge rules on the Fort Sill motion to intervene, an attorney for Geronimo's descendants said.

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Inter-tribe dispute stalls Geronimo suit (The Yale Daily News 9/2)

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