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Kickapoo Valley Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) has reviewed information about the Doctrine of Discovery (DoD) and its implications in providing justification for laws and practices leading to removal of Native Americ


The Doctrine of Discovery (discoverer takes all) was the pre-eminent ideology used to assert that European nations had the right to claim and seize Indigenous lands, establish territorial power and subordinate or destroy Native peoples.


Peace, Social and Earth Concerns Committee

Anti-Racism Subcommittee

Minute on the Doctrine of Discovery and Quaker Indian Boarding Schools


Minute by Winnebago Worship Group to Renounce the Doctrine of Discovery 

May 23, 2021


The Autumn 2020 Interim Session of NYM renounces the Doctrine of Discovery.