Lindsay G. Robertson

in Conquest by Law

Published in print September 2005 | ISBN: 9780195148695
Published online September 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780199788941 | DOI:

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This chapter recounts the efforts of the New England Mississippi Land Company to appropriate title to lands farther south. Ultimately, the New England Mississippi Land Company's chief counsel, Robert Goodloe Harper, would present both its claims and those of the United Illinois and Wabash Land Companies to the Supreme Court, tying together two of the Court's most important early decisions, Johnson v. M'Intosh and Fletcher v. Peck, and setting the stage for the judicial conquest of Native America.

Keywords: New England Mississippi Land Company; Robert Goodloe Harper; United Illinois and Wabash Land Companies; Supreme Court; Johnson v. M'Intosh; Fletcher v. Peck

Chapter.  5542 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of the Americas

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