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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.


Download the Doctrine of Discovery Report to the 223rd General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church-2018 ⤓ PDF.

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/.

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