The Doctrine of Discovery: The International Law of Colonialism

@article{Miller2019TheDO,
  title={The Doctrine of Discovery: The International Law of Colonialism},
  author={Robert J. Miller},
  journal={The Indigenous Peoples’ Journal of Law, Culture \& Resistance},
  year={2019}
}
  • Robert J. Miller
  • Published 2019
  • Law, History
  • The Indigenous Peoples’ Journal of Law, Culture & Resistance
This short article sets out the ten elements the author thinks comprise the Doctrine of Discovery as defined in Johnson v. McIntosh, 21 U.S. 543 (1823). This infamous Indian Law case has been cited and applied hundreds of times by the United States Supreme Court and the courts of Australia, Canada, England, and New Zealand. Fully understanding this case is important to understanding the legal aspects of the United States colonization of Indian nations. 

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