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|Title||Kinderhook Plates Brought to Joseph Smith Appear to be Nineteenth Century Hoax|
|Publication Type||Magazine Article|
|Year of Publication||1981|
|Authors||Kimball, Stanley B.|
|Date Published||August 1981|
|Keywords||Early Church History; Forgery; Hoax; Joseph Smith; Kinderhook Plates|
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.
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