Doctrine of Discovery: Unmasking the Domination Code

PRESENTED BY: Beacon Hill Meaningful Movies
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7:00 PM, Thursday, March 9, 2017
Location: Beacon Hill (click for map)

The first Christian people to locate lands inhabited by non-Christians (“infidels, heathens, and savages”) claimed the right to assert a right of domination to be in themselves. On the basis of this religiously premised argument, the U.S. Supreme Court has defined the land title of the Indian nations as a “mere right of occupancy” subject to a right of domination on the part of the United States. The first “Christian people” that claimed “ultimate dominion,” said the Supreme Court, could grant away the soil while yet it was still in the possession of the “natives, who were heathens.”

Special Guests: Jeff Smith

Sponsors: Beacon Arts Joe McKinestry Construction Company

Release Year: 2015

Running Time: 61 minutes

Director: Sheldon Wolfchild

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