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TitleIndian Traditions
Publication TypeMagazine Article
Year of Publication1955
AuthorsBuchanan, Golden R.
MagazineImprovement Era
Issue Number4
Pagination240–241, 285–287
Date PublishedApril 1955
KeywordsAncient America – North America; Great Flood; Great White God; Mythology; Native Americans; Tower of Babel; Transoceanic Voyage; Urim and Thummim

In this article, a number of ancient religious Indian traditions are rehearsed, including accounts of the creation, the great deluge, a large tower, the scattering of nations, ancient writings, sacred stones, transoceanic crossings, good brothers against evil brothers, darkness and destruction on the American continent, and the visit of a “great white spirit.” The author suggests that a “core of truth” is preserved within these traditions.