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The Lamanites Portrayed in the Book of Mormon

TitleThe Lamanites Portrayed in the Book of Mormon
Publication TypeMagazine Article
Year of Publication1948
AuthorsSperry, Sidney B.
MagazineImprovement Era
Issue Number12
Pagination792–793, 826–827
Date PublishedDecember 1948
KeywordsLamanites; Missionary Work; Native Americans; Scourge; White and Delightsome

This article sets forth Book of Mormon characteristics and prophecies regarding the Lamanites. The Lamanites were used as a scourge to the Nephites; often the Lamanites were more righteous than the Nephites; the American Indians are descendants of Book of Mormon peoples; and the Lamanites will yet “receive the gospel” and become a “white and delightsome people.”