Thu, 23 March 2017
The Book of Mormon has been claimed by the LDS Church to be a history of Native Americans. While this proposition has been scaled back over the years it's still somewhat present in a literalist view of the text. But why is it that Native Americans are only rarely and then selectively consulted in the conversation as to the book's origins? Surely the church and Mormon scholars, if they take seriously this claim, should be beating a determined path to the door of Native Americans to receive their wisdom and input. But they aren't.