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Author Robertson, Lindsay Gordon.
Title Conquest by law : how the discovery of America dispossessed indigenous peoples of their lands / Lindsay G. Robertson.
Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.

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Subject United Illinois and Wabash Land Companies -- Trials, litigation, etc.
United States. Supreme Court -- History.
Indians of North America -- Land tenure -- United States -- History.
Indian land transfers -- History.
Land titles -- Illinois -- History.
Land titles -- Indiana -- History.
Constitutional history -- United States.
Description 1 online resource (xiii, 239 pages) : illustrations, maps, portraits
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-228) and index.
Contents The Illinois and Wabash land companies : purchases and petitions -- Harper -- Before the court -- Virginia, Kentucky, and the complex politics of early republican federalism -- The opinion -- Legacies -- Afterword -- Appendix 1: the 1810 memorial -- Appendix 2: the agreed statement of facts and objections to the claims.
Summary An investigation into the legal basis of land claims in the United States, this volume uses the archives of the Illinois and Wabash Land Companies to illustrate how a doctrine that discovery created a right of ownership became enshrined in U.S. law & turned indigenous peoples from owners into tenants.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 1423733738 (electronic bk.)
9781423733737 (electronic bk.)
019514869X
9780195148695
9780195314892
0195314891
9780199788941 (ebook)
0199788944 (ebook)
ISBN/ISSN 9780195148695
OCLC # 62276516
Additional Format Print version: Robertson, Lindsay Gordon. Conquest by law. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005 019514869X (DLC) 2004022795 (OCoLC)56656789