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  • Thanksgiving Address: 11 languages
  • Basic Call to Consciousness, Akwesasne Notes, Oren Lyons, et. al.
  • Pagans in the Promised Land: Decoding the Doctrine of Christian Discovery - Steven Newcomb
  • Utopian Legacies: A History of Conquest & Oppression in the Western World - John Mohawk
  • Exiled in the Land of the Free: Democracy, Indian Nations, & the US Constitution - Oren Lyons, John Mohawk, Vine Deloria, et. el.
  • Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants - Robin Wall Kimmerer
  • The Woman’s Suffrage Movement - Sally Roesch Wagner, Intro - Gloria Steinem
  • Sisters in Spirit: Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Influence on EarlyAmerican Feminists - Sally Roesch Wagner
  • Who Are These People Anyway, Irving Powless
  • Clanology: Clan System of the Iroquois - Tom Porter
  • And Grandma Said…: Iroquois Teachings - Tom Porter
  • Apologies to the Iroquois - Edmund Wilson
  • 1491:New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus - Charles C Mann
  • American Holocaust: The Conquest of the New World - David E Stannard
  • In the Absence of the Sacred: The Failure of Technology and the Survival of the Indian Nations - Jerry Mander
  • Indian Givers: How Native Americans Transformed the World - Jack Weatherford
  • Our History Is the Future: Standing Rock Versus the Dakota Access Pipeline, and the Long Tradition of Indigenous Resistance” by Nick Estes

Films and Television

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Session II Resources

Resources from “Doctrine of Christian Discovery and Domination,” Joe Heath

“The Doctrine of Domination,” Steve Newcomb

“Towards Justice with nature and her peoples,” Makayla Loeb

More Resources on the law panel

“Social Change and Indigenous History and Wisdom,” Rob Ruehl


  • Adams, David Wallace. Education for Extinction: American Indians and the Boarding School Experience, 1875-1928. UP of Kansas, 1995.
  • Churchill, Ward. Kill the Indian, Save the Man: The Genocidal Impact of American Indian Residential Schools. City Light Books, 2004.
  • Cordova, V. F. “Ethics: The We and the I.” American Indian Thought, edited by Anne Waters, Blackwell Publishing, 2004, pp. 173-81.
  • Deloria, Vine, Jr. Custer Died for Your Sins: An Indian Manifesto. University of Oklahoma Press, 1988.
  • —. Spirit and Reason: The Vine Deloria, Jr., Reader, edited by Barbara Deloria, Kristen Foehner, and Sam Scinta, Fulcrum Publishing, 1999.
  • Douglas, John E. et al. Crime Classification Manual: A Standard System for Investigating and Classifying Violent Crime. Wiley, 2013.
  • Dunbar-Ortiz, Roxanne. An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States. Beacon Press, 2014.
  • Eakin, Marshall. The History of Latin America: Collision of Cultures. St. Martin’s Griffin, 2007.
  • Galtung, Johan. “Cultural Violence.” Journal of Peace Research, vol. 27, no. 3, 1990, pp. 291-305.
  • Gonyea, Wendy. “Who Are the Haudenosaunee?” Neighbor to Neighbor, Nation to Nation: Readings about the Relationship of the Onondaga Nation with Central New York, USA, edited and published by Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation, 2014, pp. 9-12.
  • Gover, Kevin. “Keynote Remarks of Kevin Gover, Assistant Secretary - Indian Affairs.” 175th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, 8 September 2000, https://www.bia.gov/.
  • Grande, Sandy. Red Pedagogy: Native American Social and Political Thought. Rowman and Littlefield, 2015.
  • Jacques, Freida J. “Discipline of the Good Mind.” Neighbor to Neighbor, Nation to
  • Nation: Readings about the Relationship of the Onondaga Nation with Central New York, USA, edited and published by Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation, 2014, pp. 13-14.
  • Lyons, Oren. “Keepers of Life.” Moral Ground: Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril, edited by Kathleen Dean Moore and Michael P. Nelson, Trinity UP, 2010, pp. 42-44.
  • —. “Oren Lyons the Faithkeeper.” Interview with Bill Moyers. 1991.
    Madley, Benjamin. An American Genocide: The United States and the California Indian Catastrophe, 1846-1873. Yale UP, 2016.
  • Mann, Charles C. 1491: New Revelations of the Americas before Columbus. Vintage Books, 2011.
  • Miller, Robert J. “American Indians, the Doctrine of Discovery, and Manifest
  • Destiny.” Wyoming Law Review, vol. 11, no. 2 (2011): 329-349.
  • —. “The Doctrine of Discovery in American Indian Law.” Idaho Law Review, vol.42, no. 1 (2005): 1-122.
  • Mohawk, John. Thinking in Indian: A John Mohawk Reader. Edited by Joseì Barreiro, Fulcrum, 2010.
  • Pember, Mary Annette. Intergenerational Trauma: Understanding Natives’ Inherited Pain. Indian Country Today Media Network, 2016.
  • Piccard, Ann. “Death by Boarding School: ‘The Last Acceptable Racism’ and the United States’ Genocide of Native Americans.” Gonzaga Law Review, vol. 41, no. 1, 2013, pp. 137-85.
  • Rosen, Jack. Corey Village and the Cayuga World: Implications from Archaeology and Beyond. Syracuse UP, 2015.
  • Smith, Andrea. “Boarding School Abuses, Human Rights, and Reparations.” Social Justice, vol. 31, no. 4, 2004, pp. 89-102.
  • —. Conquest: Sexual Violence and American Indian Genocide. Duke UP, 2005.
  • Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation. Historical Timeline of the Haudenosaunee-U.S. History. Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation, n.d.,
  • Newcomb, Steven T. “The Evidence of Christian Nationalism in Federal Indian Law: The Doctrine of Discovery, Johnson v. M’Intosh, and Plenary Power.” New York University Review of Law & Social Change, vol. 20, no. 2 (1992): pp. 303-342.
  • Whitt, Laurie Anne, et al. “Indigenous Perspectives.” A Companion to Environmental Philosophy, edited by Dale Jamieson, Blackwell Publishing, 2001, pp. 3-20.
  • Woolford, Andrew. “Discipline, Territory, and the Colonial Mesh: Indigenous Boarding Schools in the United States and Canada.” Colonial Genocide in Indigenous North America, edited by Alexander Laban Hinton, Andrew Woolford, and Jeff Benvenuto, Duke UP, 2015, pp. 29-48.
  • —. This Benevolent Experiment: Indigenous Boarding Schools, Genocide, and Redress in Canada and the United States. University of Nebraska Press, 2015.

“Glimpses into Black and POC Perspectives,” Sarah Nahar

“’Discovery,’ Disease, and Survival in Native California,” Abel Gomez

Works Cited

  • Milliken, Randall, Laurence Shoup, and Beverly Ortiz. Ohlone/Costanoan Indians of the San Francisco Peninsula and their Neighbors, Yesterday and Today. National Park Service Gold Gate National Recreation Area, 2009. 
  • Baldy, Cutcha Risling. We Are Dancing for You: Native Feminisms and the Revitalization of Women’s Coming-of-Age Ceremonies. University of Washington Press, 2018. 
  • Chamings, Andrew. “Murders of California Indigenous Women 7 Times Less Likely to Be Solved, Report Finds.” SFGate, San Francisco Chronicle, 4 Aug. 2020, sfgate.com
  • Eagen, Siobhan. “Kumeyaay Nation Protests Border Wall Construction.” Golden Gate Xpress, 37 July 2020, Golden Gate Express
  • Hackel, Steven W. Children of Coyote, Missionaries of Saint Francis Indian-Spanish Relations in Colonial California, 1769-1850. The University of North Carolina Press, 2012. 
  • Milliken, Randall, Laurence Shoup, and Beverly Ortiz. Ohlone/Costanoan Indians of the San Francisco Peninsula and their Neighbors, Yesterday and Today. National Park Service Gold Gate National Recreation Area, 2009. 
  • Miranda, Deborah. Bad Indians: A Tribal Memoir. Heyday, 2013. 
  • —. “Extermination of the Joyas: Gendercide in Spanish California.”GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian
  • and Gay Studies (2010) 16 (1-2): 253-284. 
  • Morgado, Martin J. Junípero Serra’s Legacy. Mount Carmel, 1987. 
  • O’Connell, Gerard. “Pope Hails Junipero Serra as ‘One of the Founding Fathers of the United States’.” America Magazine, 5 June 2017, America Magazine
  • Sandos, James A. Converting California: Indians and Franciscans in the Missions. Yale University Press, 2008.

Session III Resources

It became necessary to format the public consciousness in a systematic manner, manufacturing consent for the rationalization and expansion of territorial dominion via political acts of allegiance to the Divine Right of States. It became necessary to manufacture the mythology of America.


Adam DJ Brett, "Mother Earth‘s Pandemic Resources," Doctrine of Discovery Project (13 August 2020), https://doctrineofdiscovery.org/law/resources/event/mother-earths-pandemic-resources/.

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