Doctrine of Discovery

Below you will find documents and handouts related to the "Doctrine of Discovery"
for your further education.

Additional Resources:

Websites:  - A website that promotes the building of relationships with Native and non-Native people, including education about the impacts of Indian boarding schools.   - Interactive website that shows which Indiginous peoples lived in the different areas of North America (and other parts of the world).

Books for Children:
The People Shall Continue by Simon J. Ortiz   
A history of Native/Indiginous peoples of North America, from Creation to the invasion and usurpation of Native lands. Written by a Puebloan writer.
We Are Still Here!: Native American Truths Everyone Should Know by Traci Sorell   
Twelve Native American kids present historical and contemporary laws, policies, struggles, and victories in Native life, each with a powerful refrain: We are still here!  The author is an enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation.
The Birchbark House by Louise Erdrich  
Story of life in an Ojibway tribe on an island in Lake Superior in 1847. The story is based on the author's own family history.

Books for Adults:
An Indiginous Peoples' History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz    
US history from the perspective of the people who lived in North America before colonization.  Also available in a Young Readers edition.
Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians But Were Afraid to Ask by Dr. Anton Treuer  
The author is a professor of Ojibwe at Bemidji State University, and the author of 19 books.  He has done presentations all over the US and Canada.  Also available in a Young Readers edition.
A Warrior of the People: How Susan La Flesche Overcame Racial and Gender Inequality to Become America's First Indian Doctor by Joe Starita  
Recommended by Rev. Irvin Porter.  
Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann
Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team by Steve Sheinkin
Short Nights of the Shadow Catchers: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis by Timothy Egan

Code Talker: The First and Only Memoir by One of the Original Navajo Code Talkers of WWII by Chester Nez and Judith Schiess Avila