Powhatan Legal Claims
This essay concerns the legal claims made by the Powhatan peoples of the Chesapeake against the intrusion of the English at Jamestown in the years from 1606-9. The claims made by the Powhatans constitute one of the earliest, if not the earliest, sets of legal arguments made against English colonisation in North America. It was these claims which forced the English reversal regarding the need to justify the colony and launched the counter-legal claim for English title to North America.
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