How Native Americans have been destroyed by Columbus, Catholic Church doctrine, and the courts of the United States is explained by Pagans in the Promised Land author, Steven Newcomb. We look at the religious framework for the European land grab and blood bath that devastated native peoples, and the court justification based on clear European and religious supremacy. How American Indians lost their land, and who really benefits from modern Indian Casinos and gaming, as well as how Genesis 1:28 has been used as a justification of mass extermination is revealed in this Buzzsaw interview, hosted by Sean Stone.
Steven Newcomb’s book Pagans in the Promised Land: Decoding the Doctrine of Christian Discovery” was published by Fulcrum in 2008. Newcomb’s scholarship challenges the Vatican pattern of domination and dehumanization found in papal documents from the fifteenth century that has and continues to deeply influence U.S. federal Indian law and policy. Filmmaker Sheldon Wolfchild (Dakota) and Mr. Newcomb (Shawnee, Lenape) have completed a compelling documentary entitled “The Doctrine of Discovery: Unmasking the Domination Code,” based on Newcomb’s research and scholarship. The movie also expresses the Wisdom Teachings of Original Nations as expressed by traditional Elders such as Birgil Kills Straight (Oglala Lakota).
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00:01 Welcoming Steven Newcomb to Buzzsaw.
00:48 Columbus, Christian domination, and original nations.
03:42 Catholic doctrine of discovery.
05:48 The Supreme Court and laying claim to non-christian lands. Johnson vs M’intosh.
08:41 Domination: neither a victory nor a triumph.
13:10 Reservations as an extension of domination.
16:25 How would a just US landscape look?
18:50 Papal influence on law; forcing ‘civilization’ based on Genesis 1:28.
22:34 Government destruction of native peoples in America: A case study of the Kumeyaay.
25:11 A closer look at Indian casino revenue.
28:35 Finding more information.
30:07 Thanks and goodbye.