When he was captured, Geronimo was promised to be held prisoner by the United States for only two years; thereafter, to be set free to return to the reservation.
UPDATE: Thursday 26 February 2009
CNN: Descendant sues Skull and Bones over Geronimo's bones
UPDATE: November 2006
Great-Grandson HARLYN GERONIMO
UPDATE: Monday 23 March 1998
GERONIMO's Last Will..
I AM thankful that the President of the United States (Theodore Roosevelt) has given me permission to tell my story. I hope that he and those in authority under him will read my story and judge whether my people have been rightly treated.
I know that if my people were placed in that mountainous region lying around the headwaters of the Gila River they would live in peace and act according to the will of the President. They would be prosperous and happy in tilling the soil and learning the civilization of the white men, whom they now respect. Could I but see this accomplished, I think I could forget all the wrongs that I have ever received, and die a contented and happy old man. But we can do nothing in this matter ourselves -- we must wait until those in authority choose to act. If this cannot be done during my lifetime -- if I must die in bondage -- I hope, that the remnant of the Apache tribe may, when I am gone, be granted the one privilege which they request -- to return to Arizona.
Idrogo and Americans for Repatriation of Geronimo v. United States Army (1998)
(13) The Tribal Claimants rely on an out-of-circuit district court decision, Idrogo v. United States Army, 18 F. Supp. 2d 25 (D.D.C. 1998), for the proposition that non-Indian plaintiffs lack standing to bring lawsuits alleging violations of NAGPRA because they are not within the statute's zone of interests. But Idrogo does not stand for this broad proposition and is not persuasive to us in support of the claimed restriction. Rather, Idrogo merely held that a particular plaintiff bearing no relation to the Apache warrior Geronimo could not sue for the "return" of Geronimo's remains because that plaintiff did not satisfy the constitutional injury-in-fact requirement. Id. at 27. In Idrogo, neither the prudential standing requirements nor the zone-of-interests test was at issue. And unlike Plaintiffs here, the Idrogo plaintiff had not alleged any interest in studying the remains.
HISTORY - DEPARTMENT OF
Americans for Repatriation of Geronimo (ARG) Features Americans for Repatriation of Geronimo (ARG), an organization that aims to return the body of Geronimo to Native American land. Notes that Geronimo was a Chiricahua Apache leader who died as a U.S. prisoner of war. Explains that the Native Americans Grave Repatriation Act (1992) requires the return of Native American remains to Native American land. http://www.angelfire.com/az/GERONIMO
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