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Native American Studies: Native Americans and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

Page Overview

This page contains reference materials for looking at the relationship among Native American groups and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Joseph Smith Papers

Coorespondance and records of the relationship between the early church and the Potawatomi Nation.

Oliver Cowdery was called on the first "Mission to the Lamanites".  His calling and letters provide context on contemporary church consideration of Native American relations.

Joseph Smith's discovery of human remains, and subsequent indentification as a "Lamanitish warrior" indicates the percieved ties between Lamanite ancestry and contemporary Native American peoples.

Reference Books

Decolonizing Mormonism

by Gina Colvin (Editor), Joanna Brooks (Editor)

Making Lamanites

by Matthew Garrett

On Zion's Mount

by Jared Farmer

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