Doctrine of Discovery

An educational resource and study group maintained by the Indigenous Values Initiative and the American Indian Law Alliance.

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Statement on the Historical Use of the Doctrine of Christian Discovery by the United States Supreme Court Since 1823

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The purpose of this paper is to review the history of the use of the Doctrine of Christian Discovery in United States Supreme Court decisions since 1823. It is hopes that the historical perspective in this paper will be of assistance to readers and help them gain a better understanding as to how fundamental the Doctrine of Discovery is to all United State Indian law, particularly with regards to land rights

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Monroe Doctrine

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Excerpts from President James Monroe’s seventh annual message to Congress, December 2, 1823.

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Roosevelt Corollary

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Roosevelt asserted that European nations should not intervene in countries to the south of the US, however under certain conditions, United States intervention might be justified.

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