Yucatan

Title

Yucatan

Magazine

The Latter Day Saints' Millennial Star

Publication Type

Magazine Article

Year of Publication

1848

Authors

Pratt, Orson (Primary)

Pagination

346–348

Date Published

15 November 1848

Volume

10

Issue Number

22

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Bibliographic Citation

Pratt, Orson. "Yucatan", The Latter Day Saints' Millennial Star, Vol. 10. no. 22 1848:346–348.

Abstract

In this article, Pratt takes issue with a statement from the New York Sun that “Yucatan is the grave of a great nation that has mysteriously passed away and left behind no history.” Pratt claims that the Jaredites and descendants of Lehi inhabited that area and left their history in the Book of Mormon. He identifies the region of the Yucatan as the land of Desolation, and rejects the Spaulding theory.

Jaredites
Archaeology
Spaulding Manuscript
Ancient America - Mesoamerica
Lehites

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