The Doctrine of Discovery in United States History

Robert J Miller, Jacinta Ruru, Larissa Behrendt and Tracey Lindberg

in Discovering Indigenous Lands

Published in print August 2010 | ISBN: 9780199579815
Published online September 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191594465 | DOI:
The Doctrine of Discovery in United States History

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This chapter shows how throughout American history that the United States government, state governments, and U.S. citizens relied on Discovery principles to claim and acquire the lands and rights of the native governments and peoples who owned the lands that now comprise the United States.

Keywords: United States government; Indian removal; Lewis and Clark expedition; Manifest Destiny; Oregon country; Louisiana Purchase

Chapter.  11653 words. 

Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration

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