Joseph Smith & successive LDS leaders taught that the Nephites
& Lamanites ranged over all or most of North & South America.
This is documented by Joseph Fielding Smith, 10th President of
the LDS Church, in his work, 'Doctrines of Salvation' in 3 volumes.
(Bookcraft, 1955), 3:232-243.
Hugh Nibley, 'An Approach to the Book of Mormon', (Deseret Book,
1964, 1979), p. 370; David J. Johnson, 'Archaeology', in 'Encyclopedia
of Mormonism', in 4 volumes. (New York: Macmillan, 1992), 1:62-63.
Lamanites are mentioned as principal ancestors of the American
Indians in the Introduction to the 'Book of Mormon' (Corporation
of the President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,
Sorenson's theory involving Mesoamerica is detailed in his book,
'An Ancient American Setting for the Book of Mormon' (Deseret
Placenames on the map I created & their positions were derived
from multiple sources: The cover art of John L. Sorenson's book,
'Mormon's Map' (F.A.R.M.S. Paperback - 2000) and the following
3 web pages:
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