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Bibliography

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The Doctrine of Discovery Working Bibliography

Requerimiento

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Spanish conquistadors read this document, composed in 1514, to Indians of the new world. It briefly explains Spain’s assertion of its legal and moral right t...

Treaty of Tordesillas

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The Treaty of Tordesillas was concluded on June 7 1494 to settle the contentious matter of the possession of the newly discovered lands of the non Christian ...

Inter Caetera

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The Legal Battle and Spiritual War against the Native People The Bull Inter Caetera (Alexander VI) May 4, 1493

Dum Diversas

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Papal Bull Dum Diversas 18 June, 1452

Johnson v. McIntosh

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The Indians were admitted to be the rightful occupants of the soil, with a legal as well as just claim to retain possession of it, and to use it according to...