Source:Joseph Smith:Nov 1835:he said the indians were the literal descendants of Abraham

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Joseph Smith (Nov 1835): "he said the indians were the literal descendants of Abraham"

He told me of a sacred record which was written on plates of gold, I saw in the vision the place where they were deposited, he said the indians were the literal descendants of Abraham he explained many things of the prophesies to me[1]

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  1. Joseph Smith Journal, November 9, 1835; cited in Dean C. Jesse, Mark Ashurst-McGee, Richard L. Jensen, eds., The Joseph Smith Papers: Journals Volume 1:1832-1839 (Salt Lake City: Church Historian’s Press, 2008), 88-89.