Ottawa v. Logan
Law

Excerpt: 1795 Treaty or Greenville & 1805 Treaty of Fort Industry:  “the Indian tribes who have a right to those lands are quietly to enjoy them, hunting, planting and dwelling thereon so long as they please, without any molestation from the United States . . . . “ BUT THEN: “We hold that, because the…

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Cayuga v. Pataki
Law

Excerpt:   “We understand Sherrill to hold that equitable doctrines, such as laches, acquiescence, and impossibility, can in appropriate circumstances, be applied to Indian land claims, even when such a claim is legally viable and with in the statute of limitations. . . . One of the few incontestable propositions about this unusually complex and…

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Fletcher v. Peck, 10 US 87 (1810)
Law

Excerpts: “What is Indian title?  It is a mere occupancy for the purpose of hunting.  It is not like our tenures, they have no idea of a title to the soil itself.  It is overrun by them, rather than inhabited.  It is not a true and legal possession.  It is a right not to be…

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“United States Indian Law” Panel

Resources from the “United States Indian Law Panel” at the Taking on the Doctrine of Discovery, What are our Next Steps? Conference Date: August 18-19, 2018 Place: Skä·noñh—Great Law of Peace Center, Onondaga Nation Territory (Liverpool, NY). Panelists: Joseph J. Heath, Peter D’Errico and Steven T. Newcomb. Moderated by Betty Lyons. Listed by Author d’Errico, Peter. “Replacing the Doctrine of Christian Discovery…

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Native American Law in the Modern Era

Albany Government Law Review Volume 10 Issues 1&2 2016-2017 Volume 10, Issue 1: Native American Law in the Modern Era Indian Title: Unraveling the Racial Context of Property Rights, or How to Stop Engaging in Conquest Joseph William Singer 10 Alb. Govt. L. Rev. 1 (2017) Indians, Race, and Criminal Jurisdiction in Indian Country Alex…

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Faith Communities

Religious Communities who have Repudiated the Doctrine of Discovery Anglican Church of Canada Roman Catholic Organizations The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ, the U.S and Canada) Episcopal Church (USA) Friends General Conference Presbyterian Church (USA) United Church of Christ United Church of Canada United Methodist Church Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations World Council of Churches…

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