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Kinderhook Plates Brought to Joseph Smith Appear to be Nineteenth Century Hoax
TitleKinderhook Plates Brought to Joseph Smith Appear to be Nineteenth Century Hoax
Publication TypeMagazine Article
Year of Publication1981
AuthorsKimball, Stanley B.
MagazineEnsign
Volume11
Issue Number8
Pagination66-74
Date PublishedAugust 1981
KeywordsEarly Church History; Forgery; Hoax; Joseph Smith; Kinderhook Plates
Abstract

A discussion of the Kinderhook Plates. After conducting an electronic and chemical analysis, the author concludes that the plates represented an elaborate hoax, possibly perpetrated in an attempt to discredit Joseph Smith.

URLhttps://www.lds.org/languages/eng/content/ensign/1981/08/kinderhook-plates-brought-to-joseph-smith-appear-to-be-a-nineteenth-century-hoax

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