“United States Indian Law” Panel

Listed by Author

d’Errico, Peter. “Replacing the Doctrine of Christian Discovery and Implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.”
_____. “Indigenous Lèse-majesté: Questioning U.S. Federal Indian Law” (PDF for Download).
_____. “Seeing through the chimera of U.S. federal Indian ‘trust’ law.” (PDF for Download).

Heath, Joseph J. The Doctrine of Christian Discovery: Its Fundamental Importance in United States Indian Law and the Need for its Repudiation and Removal. 10 Alb. Govt. L. Rev. 112 (2017)  (Download as a PDF).
_____. A Brief History of Haudenosaunee Treaty Making and The Obligations of the United States to Protect Haudenosaunee Lands and to Not Disturb the Free Use and Enjoyment Thereof. (Download as PDF).
_____. The Citizenship Act of 1924 was an Integral Pillar of The Colonization and Forced Assimilation Policies of the United States in Violation of Treaties. (Download as PDF).
_____. Nations Are Sovereign; They Are Not “Tribes.” (Download as PDF).
_____. Statement on the Historical Use of the Doctrine of Christian Discovery by the United States Supreme Court Since 1823. (Download as PDF).

Miller, Robert J. (Eastern Shawnee). Native America, Discovered and Conquered, Thomas Jefferson, Lewis and Clark and Manifest Destiny.

Newcomb, Steven T. (Shawnee/Lanape). Pagans in the Promise Land, Decoding the Doctrine of Christian Discovery (Fulcrum 2008).
_______. Evidence of Christian Nationalism In Federal Indian Law: The Doctrine of Discovery, Johnson v. McIntosh, and Plenary Power” in NYU Review of Law and Social Change (volume 20, issue 2), 1992. (Download as PDF).
_______. The Biblical Basis of Federal Indian Law & Policy.

Williams, Robert A. Jr. The American Indian in Western Legal Thought: The Discourses of Conquest (OUP 1992).


Newcomb, Steven T. The Doctrine of Discovery, Unmasking The Domination Code, 38 plus 2 Productions.


Heath, Joseph J. “The Doctrine of Christian Discovery.” (Download as a PDF).

Legal Case

U.S. v. KING MOUNTAIN TOBACCO CO., INC. DECISION 9th Circuit, August 13, 2018 (Download as PDF)

→ For a more detailed bibliography on the Doctrine of Discovery see our bibliography page.