Author Archives: robertjmiller2013

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 … Continue reading

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Crow Nation Treaty Rights Upheld by Supreme Court

I was interviewed for 30 minutes over Skype and it has been posted on YouTube by Jordan Chariton the host of the web page Status Coup. We talked about the May 20 Supreme Court case in which the Crow Nation’s 1868 treaty hunting … Continue reading

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Haskell Lecture on American Indian economic development

On Friday March 23, I delivered the ASU College of Social Work’s 24th Annual Haskell Lecture. I spoke about the crucial need for reservation communities and tribal governments to create functioning private sector economies on their reservations. (Prof. Frank Rennie from … Continue reading

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Treaties between Indian Nations and the United States

I published this chapter in the 2017 book about my tribe. You can download it for free at: Treaties between the Eastern Shawnee Tribe and the United States: Contracts between Sovereign Governments The Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma: Resilience … Continue reading

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Eastern Shawnee Tribe and law

Here’s a chapter I wrote in the 2017 book about my tribe.  You can download it for free at: Tribal, Federal, and State Laws Impacting the Eastern Shawnee Tribe, 1812 to 1945 The Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma: Resilience … Continue reading

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Consultation with Indian Nations

Download this paper for free at Social Science Research Network Consultation or Consent: The United States Duty to Confer with American Indian Governments North Dakota Law Review, Vol. 91, 2015 Robert J. Miller Arizona State University (ASU) – Sandra … Continue reading

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American Indians and birth certificates?

An AP article by Felicia Fonseca reports that Arizona is helping tribal citizens to get birth certificates. Indians born on reservations have often had problems proving their births to state agencies and subsequently securing various state documents and United States … Continue reading

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