Friday, December 30, 2005

Honeybees Geronimo and the Dark Secrets of Yale

Eyes Against the Empire

It’s good that honeybees
can recognize the spirit
of Geronimo
and eagles spy a worm
while fifty some-odd hundred
feet above the slow
declension of the earth.
They keep its revolution
going with such work.

~Son Rivers 2005

Today's Footnotes

honeybees; Stoat:
Clever bees; "from Science: honeybees, who have 0.01% of the neurons that humans do, can recognize and remember individual human faces"

Geronimo; Native Unity:
Return Geronimo's Remains From Yale's 'Skull & Bones' Society; "''Geronimo left his rifle and peace pipe here when they took him away,'' Thompson said. ''When Geronimo was taken from this land, he wanted to come back and be buried on San Carlos in the Triplet Mountains.'' (p) Skull and Bones admitted to San Carlos Apache leaders almost 20 years ago that it was in possession of a skull it called Geronimo's in its secret ''museum'' in New Haven, Conn. (p) Raleigh Thompson, who served as San Carlos Apache tribal councilman for 16 years, told Indian Country Today that he was among the Apache tribal leaders with whom Skull and Bones officials met in New York in a series of meetings beginning in 1986. He said the society, of which Bush and his father, former President George H.W. Bush, are members, admitted that it held Geronimo's remains."

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