John Marshall and Indian Land Rights: A Historical Rejoinder to the Claim of 'Universal Recognition' of the Doctrine of Discovery

69 Pages Posted: 20 Apr 2011  

Blake A. Watson

University of Dayton School of Law

Date Written: 2006

Abstract

This article presents a historical rejoinder to Chief Justice John Marshall's claim, in Johnson v. McIntosh, 21 U.S. 543 (1823), of universal acceptance of the doctrine of discovery, which recognizes but diminishes Indian land rights.

Keywords: Indian, discovery, property

JEL Classification: K19

Suggested Citation

Watson, Blake A., John Marshall and Indian Land Rights: A Historical Rejoinder to the Claim of 'Universal Recognition' of the Doctrine of Discovery (2006). Seton Hall Law Review, Vol. 36, No. 2, p. 481, 2006. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1815331

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