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The Oxford Handbook of the History of International Law edited by Fassbender, Bardo; Peters, Anne (1st October 2012)

III Regions, V Encounters, 33 North American Indigenous Peoples’ Encounters

Ken Coates

From: The Oxford Handbook of the History of International Law

Edited By: Bardo Fassbender, Anne Peters

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 22 October 2019

Subject(s):
Indigenous peoples — Consensual arrangements other than treaties
The law is fundamental to the meeting of Indigenous and European peoples throughout North America. This has been the case from the earliest encounters along the East Coast of the continent, to the present time. The colonial processes in North America involved European powers claiming Indigenous territories as their own. But what was long perceived as a one-sided arrangement dominated by Europeans has come to be understood as a much more complicated interaction involving Indigenous concepts of law and land ownership, military and commercial alliances, formal and...
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