Category Archives: Thomas Jefferson

Teaching the complete history of the United States – Lewis & Clark and Manifest Destiny

American Indians and tribal nations have been too long overlooked in the teaching and scholarship of the history of the United States. I have written about the crucial role that indigenous peoples and nations played, for example, in the Lewis and Clark … Continue reading

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Miller's November 2008 speaking engagements

I will be speaking Nov. 6, at 3 pm, at a conference at the University of Nebraska Law School in Lincoln Neb. I will also speak at 11:30 am that day to a Native student organization. Nov. 7, I will … Continue reading

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Miller's October 2008 speaking engagements

In October I will be giving talks back east about the Doctrine of Discovery and speaking at a conference at Albany Law School entitled “God and the Land.” Oct. 1 Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH Oct. 2 Albany Law School, Albany, … Continue reading

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Lewis & Clark Trail Heritage conference

On September 27, I will speak at the Lewis & Clark Trail Heritage Philadelphia Chapter regional meeting on SURVEYING and CARTOGRAPHY in Lancaster, PA. at the Holiday Inn, 521 Greenfield Road, Lancaster, PA 17601. I will open the day’s event … Continue reading

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New evidence on Doctrine of Discovery in the U.S.

Since publishing my book in September, I have found several other pieces of evidence that show the widespread acceptance and understanding of the Doctrine of Discovery in our early history. 1.  President Thomas Jefferson intended to remove the eastern Indians … Continue reading

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Miller interviewed on three radio shows

Professor Miller was interviewed on three different radio programs this weekend about his book Native America, Discovered and Conquered and the comments Pope Benedict made in Brazil May 13 and his “apology” of May 23.   1.  With host Albert Cata May 26 on Native America … Continue reading

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Jefferson and the Doctrine of Discovery

Thomas Jefferson demonstrated an understanding and avid use of the Doctrine of Discovery throughout his legal and political careers.  He was the architect of the removal policy of Indian affairs and exercised the government’s Discovery authority over the Indian Nations.  He created … Continue reading

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