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TitleThe Prophet Said Silk
Publication TypeMagazine Article
Year of Publication1962
AuthorsConnell, Maurice W.
MagazineImprovement Era
Issue Number5
Pagination324–326, 338–340, 342, 344–345
Date PublishedMay 1962
KeywordsAncient America – Mesoamerica; Book of Mormon Anachronisms; Fabric; Pre-Columbian American History; Silk; Textiles

This article discusses how the inclusion of the word “silk” in the Book of Mormon has been met with controversy. The author offers evidence that there might have been silk production prior to the Spanish conquest, substantiated by excerpts from Thomas Gage’s autobiography published in 1758.