The Strange Saga of Geronimo’s Skull
David Miller agrees that the Bonesmen probably did some grave-digging that night. But in a paper he has delivered at several venues, the retired history professor argues that the facts of the supposed SKB theft just don’t add up, for several reasons.
Geronimo’s grave wasn’t a tomb guarded by an iron door, as the SKB document says. In fact, he was buried beneath a simple Army-issue wooden headstone in the Apache cemetery three miles east of the main post.
In the early 1900s, getting to this cemetery meant crossing remote, often flooded land, with the access bridge frequently out. However, Sill’s original post cemetery was close to the quadrangle, parade grounds and barracks where the young soldiers stayed.
“My suspicion is that Bush and the others dug in the old post cemetery,” Miller, who taught for 37 years at Oklahoma’s Cameron University, says. “There’s a structure in that cemetery with an iron door, like the one described. Even if they wanted to dig up Geronimo, I don’t think the Bonesmen would’ve had any idea where his grave was.”
Whether or not Skull and Bones has Geronimo’s skull; the point is they thought it was, and hence they are still crooks and grave robbers!
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