Tag Archives: Doctrine of Discovery
“Rights to the whole of Dakota homelands in southern Minnesota were relinquished in a series of forced treaties, some 24-million acres. Treaty paper, T.P., toilet paper.”
“It is Difficult to Argue with God”
Papal Bulls of the 15th century gave Christian explorers the right to claim lands they “discovered” and lay claim to those lands for their Christian Monarchs. Any land that was not inhabited by Christians was available to be “discovered”, claimed, and exploited. If the “pagan” inhabitants could be converted, they might be spared. If not, […]
From the earliest colonies, the US has been expanded its domestic empire and conquering native people. … Has this imperialist urge been institutionalized beyond repair, or can we learn from our mistakes and redefine the way we interact with native people around the world.
“Disavowing the Doctrine of Discovery” “The Doctrine of Discovery” created by filmmaker Sheldon Wolfchild is part two of a three-part documentary. Part two focuses on a little known subject traced back to Christopher Columbus’s so-called “discovery” of the lands now commonly known as “the Americas.” SPIN is sponsoring several showings of the film around the […]