Raise your hand if you are familiar with the Doctrine of Discovery, and add a comment about when you learned about it. I am almost 70 and am pretty sure that I never learned about this in school. We all learned the story of Custer's Last Stand, but we certainly did not learn about the Trail of Tears, Wounded Knee or Sand Creek. After over 500 years of this immense injustice, I will join the call to have the Doctrine repudiated. There is no way to make compensation or to reverse past injustices, but certainly we can acknowledge the travesties that grew out of the doctrine and try to head down a more just path.
The graphics will begin with a bit of commentary and then move on to a few examples of the results of the Doctrine of Discovery.