Geromino's descendants won't give up battle to rebury remains
Descendants of the Apache warrior Geronimo still want to rebury his remains in New Mexico, an attorney for the group said.

Harlyn Geronimo, a member of the Mescalero Apache Tribe of New Mexico, and other descendants sued President Barack Obama and other parties last year. A federal judge dismissed the case but the plaintiffs are considering other options.

"We have asked the court for an order causing the exhumation of remains to determine that they are Geronimo's and whether all the remains are there," attorney Ramsey Clark told The Las Cruces Sun-News.

Clark was referring to Geronimo's burial site at Fort Sill in Oklahoma. The lawsuit alleged that some of the remains might be in the possession of a secret society at Yale University.

Geronimo was born in southern New Mexico and spent most of his time there until he was taken as a prisoner of war. He died in captivity in Oklahoma in 1909.

Turtle Talk has posted documents from the case, Geronimo v. Obama.

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Judge dismisses suits over Geronimo remains (The Las Cruces Sun-News 8/11)

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