Monday, August 28, 2006

New Book Announcement -- Native America, Discovered and Conquered by Robert J. Miller

Native America, Discovered and Conquered: Thomas Jefferson, Lewis & Clark, and Manifest Destiny by Robert J. Miller (Lewis & Clark).

Professor Gerald Torres of the University of Texas Law School says of the book: "Everyone who is interested in Indian Law and the West will have to read this book."

The book is about the Doctrine of Discovery, Thomas Jefferson, Lewis & Clark, and Manifest Destiny. In the book, he addresses and proves three new ideas that have not been discussed elsewhere:

1. how the American colonies, states, and the federal government adopted the international law Doctrine of Discovery and applied it to the Indian Nations from 1620-2006.

2. how Thomas Jefferson and Lewis & Clark used the Doctrine of Discovery to exercise governmental authority in the Louisiana Territory and to claim the Pacific Northwest for the United States.

3. that Manifest Destiny arose from the identical legal elements and policies of the Doctrine of Discovery. Thus, the eurocentric, religious, and feudal principles of Discovery were adopted into the American law and
policy of westward expansion.

Contact Bob Miller with any questions.


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