Conquest by discovery

Native America: Discovered and Conquered:
"The Doctrine of Discovery provided that by law and divine intention European Christian countries gained power and legal rights over indigenous non-Christian peoples immediately upon their “discovery” by Europeans. Various European monarchs and their legal systems developed this principle to benefit their own countries. The Discovery Doctrine was then adopted into American colonial and state law and into the United States Constitution, and was then adopted by the federal legislative and executive branches, and finally by the U.S. Supreme Court in Johnson v. M’Intosh in 1823. Johnson is still federal law today and the Doctrine of Discovery is still being applied to Indian individuals and the American Indian Nations notwithstanding its Eurocentric, religious, and racial underpinnings."
In case the logic escapes you, let me put it this way: If you were not the chosen people, you existed in the service of the chosen people. So the chosen people could drive you out of your home, sell you to each other, and claim everything you owned as their own the moment they laid their eyes on it. How convenient!