Pagans in the Promised Land: Decoding the Doctrine of Christian Discovery
Pagans in the Promised Land provides a unique, well-researched challenge to U.S. federal Indian law and policy. It attacks the presumption that American Indian nations are legitimately subject to the plenary power of the United States.
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