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As bizarre as it may seem, today’s federal definitions of Indian title and Indian nationhood find their basis in the Old Testament covenant tradition. This tradition is premised on the idea of a “chosen people” who have a covenant (treaty) with their deity to take over and colonize certain lands that the deity promised them, in this case Indian lands.

Learn more about the Biblical basis for Federal “Indian” Law Policy From Steve Newcomb.


Steven T. Newcomb, "The Biblical Basis of Federal Indian Law Policy," Doctrine of Discovery Project (7 August 2018), https://doctrineofdiscovery.org/the-biblical-basis-of-federal-indian-law-policy/.

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