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The Resource Discovering Indigenous lands : the doctrine of discovery in the English colonies, by Robert J. Miller ... [et al.]

Discovering Indigenous lands : the doctrine of discovery in the English colonies, by Robert J. Miller ... [et al.]

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Discovering Indigenous lands : the doctrine of discovery in the English colonies
Title
Discovering Indigenous lands
Title remainder
the doctrine of discovery in the English colonies
Statement of responsibility
by Robert J. Miller ... [et al.]
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book presents new material and shines fresh light on the under-explored historical and legal evidence about the use of the doctrine of discovery in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States. North America, New Zealand and Australia were colonised by England under an international legal principle that is known today as the doctrine of discovery. When Europeans set out to explore and exploit new lands in the fifteenth through to the twentieth centuries, they justified their sovereign and property claims over these territories and the Indigenous peoples with the discovery doctrine. This legal principle was justified by religious and ethnocentric ideas of European and Christian superiority over the other cultures, religions, and races of the world. The doctrine provided that newly-arrived Europeans automatically acquired property rights in the lands of indigenous peoples and gained political and commercial rights over the inhabitants. The English colonial governments and colonists in North America, New Zealand and Australia all utilised this doctrine, and still use it today to assert legal rights to indigenous lands and to assert control over indigenous peoples. Written by indigenous legal academics - an American Indian from the Eastern Shawnee Tribe, a New Zealand Maori (Ngati Rawkawa and Ngai Te Rangi), an Indigenous Australian, and a Cree (Neheyiwak) in the country now known as Canada, Discovering Indigenous Lands provides a unique insight into the insidious historical and contemporary application of the doctrine of discovery
Cataloging source
NFDC
Dewey number
342.42
Index
no index present
LC call number
KD5041
LC item number
.D57 2010
Literary form
non fiction
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Miller, Robert J
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  • Constitutional law
  • Great Britain
Label
Discovering Indigenous lands : the doctrine of discovery in the English colonies, by Robert J. Miller ... [et al.]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "Robert J. Miller, Jacinta Ruru, Larissa Behrendt, and Tracey Lindberg"
  • Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. [268]-283
Contents
1. The Doctrine of discovery / Robert J. Miller : The doctrine of discovery; The development of the international law of discovery; England and the doctrine of discovery -- 2. The Legal adoption of discovery in the United States / Robert J. Miller : American colonial law of discovery: colonial statutory laws; Colonial courts; Royal attempts to enforce discovery; Amercian state law of discovery: state laws; State court cases; American federal law of discovery: Articles of Confederation Congress 1781-1789; United States constitutional era; Fundamental principles of federal Indian law: Plenary power; Trust doctrine; Diminished tribal sovereignty -- 3. The Doctrine of Discovery in United States History / Robert J. Miller : 1789-1830: Secretary of State Jefferson; President Jefferson; Lewis and Clark expedition; Louisiana purchase; Jefferson and Madison administrations; US Congress; Monroe administration; 1830-1850: Manifest Destiny; President James K. Polk; Mexican-American War 1846-1848; American settlers; 185-1887; 1887-1934; Conclusion -- 4. The Doctrine of Discovery in Canada / Tracey Lindberg : The Earth is our mother: Meta-Indigenous conceptualizations of our relationship with our land; Indigenous ideologies and understandings; Indigenous identification of problems with colonial research, history, and narrative; The doctrine of discovery: defined, sources, theory, practice; The doctrine of discovery in Canada : early era: colonizer philosophies and law; Colonizing belief and peoples; Early documentation: constitutional documents; Treaties; Legislation; Early case law; Conclusion -- 5. Contemporary Canadian resonance of an imperial doctrine / Tracey Lindberg: Contemporary documentation: Constitutional documentation; Terra nullius; Treaty cases and Canadian treaty interpretation; Legislation; Canadian case law; Changing policy and modern day agreements; Conclusion -- 6. The doctrine of discovery in Australia / Larissa Behrendt: First contacts; Aboriginal society and practices; Claiming Australia; Invasion; Asserting the doctrine of discovery; Terra Nullius as the exercise of the doctrine of discovery; Contesting Terra Nullius; Why no treaty? -- 7.Asserting the doctrine of discovery in Australia / Larissa Behrendt : Drafting the Australian Constitution; The legacy of the framers; Challenging the status quo; The Mabo case: overturning the doctrine of terra nullius; Legislative recognition of rights; Land rights legislation; Contemporary aspirations for the recognition of sovereignty and the protection of Indigenous rights; "The Northern Territory Intervention" : continuing legislative power over Aboriginal people and their rights : welfare quarantining; Housing policy -- 8. Asserting the Doctrine of Discovery in Aotearoa New Zealand: 1840-1960s / Jacinta Ruru : Background; Claiming sovereignty: Treaty of Waitangi 1840; Symonds 1847; Native Acts 1860s; Wi Parata 1877; Privy Council decisions early 1900s; Cases and policy in the 1960s; Conclusion -- 9. The still permeating influence of the doctrine of discovery in Aotearoa/New Zealand: 1970s-2000s / Jacinta Ruru : case law era : Tee Weehi 1986; Lands case 1987; Muriwhenua te ika whenua and McRitchie 1990s; Ngati Apa 2003; Settlement statute era: National parks; Foreshore and seabed; Future constitutional era: A constitutional document?; Reciprocity principle; Wider judicial support; Conclusion -- 10. Concluding comparatively: Discovery in the English colonies: comparative law; Comparative analysis: First discovery; Actual occupancy and current possession; Preemption / European title; Indian / native title; Indigenous nations limited sovereign and commercial rights; Contiguity; Terra Nullius; Christianity; Civilization; Conquest; Summary; Conclusion
Control code
000046027263
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xx, 294 p.
Isbn
9780199651856
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Lccn
2010455949
System control number
(OCoLC)503074143
Label
Discovering Indigenous lands : the doctrine of discovery in the English colonies, by Robert J. Miller ... [et al.]
Publication
Note
  • "Robert J. Miller, Jacinta Ruru, Larissa Behrendt, and Tracey Lindberg"
  • Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. [268]-283
Contents
1. The Doctrine of discovery / Robert J. Miller : The doctrine of discovery; The development of the international law of discovery; England and the doctrine of discovery -- 2. The Legal adoption of discovery in the United States / Robert J. Miller : American colonial law of discovery: colonial statutory laws; Colonial courts; Royal attempts to enforce discovery; Amercian state law of discovery: state laws; State court cases; American federal law of discovery: Articles of Confederation Congress 1781-1789; United States constitutional era; Fundamental principles of federal Indian law: Plenary power; Trust doctrine; Diminished tribal sovereignty -- 3. The Doctrine of Discovery in United States History / Robert J. Miller : 1789-1830: Secretary of State Jefferson; President Jefferson; Lewis and Clark expedition; Louisiana purchase; Jefferson and Madison administrations; US Congress; Monroe administration; 1830-1850: Manifest Destiny; President James K. Polk; Mexican-American War 1846-1848; American settlers; 185-1887; 1887-1934; Conclusion -- 4. The Doctrine of Discovery in Canada / Tracey Lindberg : The Earth is our mother: Meta-Indigenous conceptualizations of our relationship with our land; Indigenous ideologies and understandings; Indigenous identification of problems with colonial research, history, and narrative; The doctrine of discovery: defined, sources, theory, practice; The doctrine of discovery in Canada : early era: colonizer philosophies and law; Colonizing belief and peoples; Early documentation: constitutional documents; Treaties; Legislation; Early case law; Conclusion -- 5. Contemporary Canadian resonance of an imperial doctrine / Tracey Lindberg: Contemporary documentation: Constitutional documentation; Terra nullius; Treaty cases and Canadian treaty interpretation; Legislation; Canadian case law; Changing policy and modern day agreements; Conclusion -- 6. The doctrine of discovery in Australia / Larissa Behrendt: First contacts; Aboriginal society and practices; Claiming Australia; Invasion; Asserting the doctrine of discovery; Terra Nullius as the exercise of the doctrine of discovery; Contesting Terra Nullius; Why no treaty? -- 7.Asserting the doctrine of discovery in Australia / Larissa Behrendt : Drafting the Australian Constitution; The legacy of the framers; Challenging the status quo; The Mabo case: overturning the doctrine of terra nullius; Legislative recognition of rights; Land rights legislation; Contemporary aspirations for the recognition of sovereignty and the protection of Indigenous rights; "The Northern Territory Intervention" : continuing legislative power over Aboriginal people and their rights : welfare quarantining; Housing policy -- 8. Asserting the Doctrine of Discovery in Aotearoa New Zealand: 1840-1960s / Jacinta Ruru : Background; Claiming sovereignty: Treaty of Waitangi 1840; Symonds 1847; Native Acts 1860s; Wi Parata 1877; Privy Council decisions early 1900s; Cases and policy in the 1960s; Conclusion -- 9. The still permeating influence of the doctrine of discovery in Aotearoa/New Zealand: 1970s-2000s / Jacinta Ruru : case law era : Tee Weehi 1986; Lands case 1987; Muriwhenua te ika whenua and McRitchie 1990s; Ngati Apa 2003; Settlement statute era: National parks; Foreshore and seabed; Future constitutional era: A constitutional document?; Reciprocity principle; Wider judicial support; Conclusion -- 10. Concluding comparatively: Discovery in the English colonies: comparative law; Comparative analysis: First discovery; Actual occupancy and current possession; Preemption / European title; Indian / native title; Indigenous nations limited sovereign and commercial rights; Contiguity; Terra Nullius; Christianity; Civilization; Conquest; Summary; Conclusion
Control code
000046027263
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xx, 294 p.
Isbn
9780199651856
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Lccn
2010455949
System control number
(OCoLC)503074143

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