Source:Millennial Star:9 Jul 1842:the American Indians were once an enlightened people and understood the arts and sciences, as the ruined cities and monuments lately discovered fully prove

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Millennial Star (9 Jul 1842): "the American Indians were once an enlightened people and understood the arts and sciences, as the ruined cities and monuments lately discovered fully prove"

He introduced an account of many American antiquities together with the discoveries lately made by Mr. Stevens, that all go to prove that the American Indians were once an enlightened people and understood the arts and sciences, as the ruined cities and monuments lately discovered fully prove....

He declared that Jesus did visit both the above named branches of the house of Israel during the forty days before his final ascension from the Mount of Olives, and that the Book of Mormon was not only a history of the dealings of God with his descendants of Joseph on this continent, previous to the crucifixion of our Lord, but also an account of the gospel as established among them by the personal appearance of Christ on this continent; and that the account of the gospel in the Book of Mormon agreed with account in the bible, thereby proving that the gospel of Christ is the same in every nation, composed of the same eternal truths, the same gifts, the same offices, the same ordinances, and everything the same as when Christ has an organised church on the earth....[1]

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  1. "Reprinted from Weekly Bostonian (9 July 1842)," Millennial Star 3 no. 5 (September 1842), 86–88. off-site