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TitleThe Kinderhook Plates
Publication TypeMagazine Article
Year of Publication1962
AuthorsRicks, Welby W.
MagazineImprovement Era
Issue Number9
Pagination636–637, 656, 658, 660
Date PublishedSeptember 1962
KeywordsAnti-Mormon; Forgery; Hoax; Kinderhook Plates; Latter-day Saint History (1820-1846); Metal Plates

This article discusses how the Kinderhook plates remind one of the gold plates. They were metal plates clasped together with a ring with hieroglyphics imprinted upon them. They were taken to Joseph Smith to translate. He declared them to be genuine anti-Mormon literature and proclaimed them to be a hoax.