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Book of Mormon
The Book of Mormon is part of the Standard Works of the LDS church.
The Book of Mormon narrative follows the journey of ancient Jews who migrate and settle in the New World, culminating in the resurrected Jesus Christ visiting the inhabitants of the Americas.
The Jaredites, the first group, migrated around the time of the Tower of Babel (2500 BC).
The Nephites migrated in 600 BC.
The Mulekites migrated shortly thereafter (the Jaredites were extinct by this time).
The bulk of the Book of Mormon follows the Nephites as they settle the New World. The unrighteous (Lamanites) are cursed with dark skin, and split from the Nephites.
By 421 AD the Lamanites had exterminated the Nephites.
Mormons have long held the belief that the Lamanites are the ancestors of Native Americans.
The Lamanites, and they are the *principal ancestors of the American Indians.
— Book of Mormon