Doctrine of Discovery: A Review of Its Origins and Implications for Congregations in the PC(USA) and Support for Native American Sovereignty.
A conversation on the doctrine of discovery will always entail a discussion of Native American or Indigenous lands. Moreover, because the doctrine has been a central part of U.S. law regarding tribal lands, the Presbyterian Church has played a major role historically in the implementation of the doctrine.
via: Presbyterian Mission
Indigenous Values Initiative, "Presbyterian Church (USA) Repudiates the Doctrine of Discovery," Doctrine of Discovery Project (27 July 2018), https://doctrineofdiscovery.org/presbyterian-church-usa-repudiates-the-doctrine-of-discovery/.