Part One of "The Marshall Trilogy": Johnson v. M'Intosh - The Origin of Federal Indian Law & U.S. Property Law -- Click on Picture to Purchase Event $40
Regardless of who you are, you’ll learn more about the Johnson v. McIntosh during our two hour event than you would learn even if you were in a law school. This is because no law school has the time or inclination to spend two hours discussing the reasoning, vocabulary, and metaphorical structure of the domination patterning found in the Johnson ruling in the way we will.
Cherokee Nation v. Georgia - 101 – An Analysis of Federal Indian Law “Ward-Guardian Relation” -- Click on Picture to Purchase Event $40
Most readings of Cherokee Nation ignore the fact that the decision was based on the religious supremacy doctrine of “Christian discovery.” Marshall said the reason Native nations are not independent of the US is that “They occupy a territory to which we assert a title independent of their will.” That US claim of title to native lands was declared in Johnson v. McIntosh (1823), the first case in the Marshall trilogy, on the basis of “Christian discovery.”
Worcester v. Georgia - 101 – An Analysis of Federal Indian Law “Ultimate US Dominion” -- Click on Picture to Purchase Event $40
Worcester v. Georgia (1832) is the final case in the so-called “Marshall Trilogy” of decisions that form the foundation of the system of ideas called “federal Indian law.” The case declared that the US has “ultimate domain” over relations with Native nations, to the exclusion of the states. Worcester cited Johnson v. McIntosh and affirmed its “principle…that discovery gave title” to the “discoverer.”