Native America, Discovered and Conquered: Thomas Jefferson, Lewis and Clark, and Manifest Destiny

Native America Discovered and Conquered Thomas Jefferson Lewis and Clark and Manifest Destiny Native America Discovered and Conquered takes a fresh look at American history through the lens of the Doctrine of Discovery the legal basis that Europeans and Americans used to lay claim to the land

  • Title: Native America, Discovered and Conquered: Thomas Jefferson, Lewis and Clark, and Manifest Destiny
  • Author: Robert J. Miller
  • ISBN: 9780803215986
  • Page: 333
  • Format: Paperback
  • Native America, Discovered and Conquered takes a fresh look at American history through the lens of the Doctrine of Discovery the legal basis that Europeans and Americans used to lay claim to the land of the indigenous peoples they discovered Robert J Miller illustrates how the American colonies used the Doctrine of Discovery against the Indian nations from 1606 forwarNative America, Discovered and Conquered takes a fresh look at American history through the lens of the Doctrine of Discovery the legal basis that Europeans and Americans used to lay claim to the land of the indigenous peoples they discovered Robert J Miller illustrates how the American colonies used the Doctrine of Discovery against the Indian nations from 1606 forward Thomas Jefferson used the doctrine to exert American authority in the Louisiana Territory, to win the Pacific Northwest from European rivals, and to conquer the Indian nations In the broader sense, these efforts began with the Founding Fathers and with Thomas Jefferson s Corps of Discovery, and eventually the Doctrine of Discovery became part of American law, as it still is today Miller shows how Manifest Destiny grew directly out of the legal elements and policies of the Doctrine of Discovery and how Native peoples, whose rights stood in the way of this destiny, were discovered and then conquered Miller s analysis of the principles of discovery brings a new perspective and valuable insights to the study of Jefferson, Lewis and Clark, the Louisiana Purchase, the Pacific Northwest, American expansionism, and U.S Indian policy This Bison Books edition includes a new afterword by the author.

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    1 thought on “Native America, Discovered and Conquered: Thomas Jefferson, Lewis and Clark, and Manifest Destiny”

    1. Manifest destiny, historically the idea that the USA and its people have special/distinctive virtues, that there was a special mission to ‘civilise’ the west in the image of the self-constructed image of a yeoman east and the notion that the USA people and state had an irresistible obligation (i.e destiny) to act on and achieve this duty in one of the great historical myths. This is not to say that it was false – many actually believed and acted on the idea – but it is mythical in that i [...]

    2. the legal meaning of "Discovery" : what every student of American history should have learned but hasn't.

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