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Robert J. MIller "Doctrine of Discovery" Blog

Native America, Discovered and Conquered

Thomas Jefferson, Lewis & Clark, and Manifest Destiny
by Robert J. Miller

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United Nations and the Doctrine of Discovery

Monday, July 4th, 2011
I am happy to see that the United Nations is going to consider the international law of colonialism – the Doctrine of Discovery – through its Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues over the coming year. Read more. I have been researching and writing on this topic since 2002. In my most recent work, I and [...]

United Nations to study Doctrine of Discovery – Aboriginal leader urgues caution

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011
The United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) has decided to focus on the Doctrine of Discovery. But Michael Anderson, leader of the 3,000 strong Euahlayi People Aboriginal Nation in contemporary Australia, issued a warning about the study of the Doctrine: “we must be assured that this is not another move by the United [...]

Praise for “Native America, Discovered and Conquered”

Saturday, May 21st, 2011
My book, Native America, Discovered and Conquered: Thomas Jefferson, Lewis and Clark, and Manifest Destiny, has been used in over 20 colleges in the past few years. Professor Robert Perez of University of California Riverside has used the book several times in undergraduate and graduate courses. He recently emailed me his impressions of my book [...]

Christianity, American Indians, and the Doctrine of Discovery

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011
I have posted a book chapter I wrote about Christianity and the doctrine of discovery on the Social Sciences Research Network (“SSRN”) webpage. You can download and read the book chapter for free. The chapter is published in REMEMBERING JAMESTOWN: HARD QUESTIONS ABOUT CHRISTIAN MISSION, Amos Yong, Barbara Brown Zikmund, eds., Pickwick Publications, 2010 Abstract: [...]

Jemez Pueblo and Santa Fe National Forest sign historic pact

Friday, April 8th, 2011
Last December, the Pueblo of Jemez and the Santa Fe National Forest entered into a historic agreement that gives the Jemez nation decision making powers over its aboriginal lands. A Memorandum of Understanding signed by Pueblo of Jemez Governor Joshua Madalena and Acting Forest Supervisor of the Santa Fe National Forest Erin Connelly implements an [...]

New article on the Doctrine of Discovery in Brazil

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011
I just posted a 25,000 word article on SSRN entitled “Brazil, Indigenous Peoples, and the International Law of Discovery.” I co-wrote the article with a native of Brazil. In this article, we examine the legal history of Portugal and Brazil and conclude that Portugal applied the international law Doctrine of Discovery to claim and colonize [...]

Doctrine of Discovery on the radio – tomorrow

Monday, February 21st, 2011
I will be speaking on the radio on Tuesday Feb. 22, 2011 from 10 am – noon Pacific Standard Time about the Doctrine of Discovery. I will be on Spingola Speaks, on Republic Broadcasting Network (RBN). RBN is heard nationally and internationally. Check out the guest Schedule: http://www.spingola.com/radio_schedule.html

Book review of new book about the Doctrine of Discovery

Saturday, December 18th, 2010
Richard Walker, of Indian Country Today, reviews my latest book on the Doctrine of Discovery. I co-wrote it with Indigneous professors from Australia, Canada, and New Zealand. He wrote: “Professor Robert J. Miller, author of a 2007 book about President Thomas Jefferson’s use of the Doctrine of Discovery to justify the United States’ expansion and [...]

Australian Indigenous conferences

Sunday, December 12th, 2010
I’m in Australia again to attend conferences in Melbourne and Cairns to talk about the Doctrine of Discovery. I’ll blog more on what I’m learning here later.

What did Columbus really discover first?

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010
The news is reporting recent research that shows that Indigenous peoples of North America visited Europe five centuries before Columbus “discovered” the New World. (Check out another news report on Nov. 18.) I guess American Indians own Europe then under the Doctrine of Discovery? The news reports states that Christopher Columbus did not introduce the [...]

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