The 10 elements of the Doctrine of Discovery: The International Law of Colonialism

I recently published this very short article in a journal from UCLA. I set out what I think are the elements or factors that the United States Supreme Court used in 1823 to define what the Doctrine of Discovery means and how it is applied by the federal judicial branch. This international legal principle and these elements were used against Indigenous Peoples around the world for centuries. The Doctrine continues to affect Indigenous Nations today.


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