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Law Professor applauds Episcopal Church’s decision on Doctrine of Discovery

August 14, 2009

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In his recent opinion piece in Indian Country Today, Professor of Law Robert Miller applauds the Episcopal Church’s decision to repudiate the Doctrine of Discovery and asks if other will follow suit.

“The Episcopal Church has taken a valuable and courageous step by focusing Americans and the world on how European Christians used international law to dominate indigenous peoples and to dispossess them of their lands and assets,” Miller said.

Miller, a citizen of the Eastern Shawnee Tribe, is the author of Native America, Discovered and Conquered: Thomas Jefferson, Lewis & Clark, and Manifest Destiny.