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Chautaqua Talk: The Doctrine of Discovery
July 3 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
The Doctrine of Discovery – Paul Magid – adults/teens 3:30 – 4:30 July 3rd, Pratt Museum
The law that governs the Federal government’s right of sovereignty over all of what it considers formally Native American territory is called “Johnson vs. McIntosh 1823”. This workshop will explore how this law came into being, how it remains the judicial bedrock of land ownership in the United States, and how it continues to control aspects of Native American life even to this day.
The Doctrine of Discovery will be preceded by Alaska Healing Oils at 2:30 pm.
This workshop is part of the New Old Time Chautauqua Be Mary Tour
The New Old Time Chautauqua is a nonprofit traveling educational variety show who will be touring South-Central Alaska for three weeks, visiting Talkeetna, Anchorage, Homer, and Seward. The tour is in honor of the late, the great Mary Langham of Homer. In Homer, the New Old Time Chautauqua is partnering with the Pratt Museum, Homer Council on the Arts, Pier One Theatre, and Bunnell Street Arts. For complete schedule, visit Homer Council on the Arts.