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TitleThe Mastodon of the Book of Ether
Publication TypeMagazine Article
Year of Publication1866
AuthorsPratt, Orson
MagazineThe Latter Day Saints' Millennial Star
Issue Number49
Date Published8 December 1866
KeywordsElephant; Ether (Book); External Evidence; Mastodon; Paleontology

Omer, a descendant of Jared, departed the Jaredite lands to a place by the seashore. His community’s domesticated animals consisted of elephants and other unidentified animals that had perished by the time the Nephites arrived. Pratt muses about the disappearance of these animals and the remnants of curious animals found in New York.