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Some Traditions of the American Indians

TitleSome Traditions of the American Indians
Publication TypeMagazine Article
Year of Publication1906
AuthorsBennett, William A.
MagazineThe Latter Day Saints' Millennial Star
Issue Number32
Date Published9 August 1906
KeywordsLaw of Moses; Native Americans; Oral Tradition; Three Nephites; Tradition

The author compares Apache Indian traditions to the Three Nephites of the Book of Mormon (3 Nephi 28). Apache Indians celebrate a rite that appears to recall the power and ministerial actions of the Three Nephites. Further, Apache Indians do not eat pork, a practice that may have been handed down to them from Lehi who carried the law of Moses to the American continent.