Losing a Lost Tribe: Native Americans, Dna, and the Mormon Church

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SIGNATURE BOOKS Incorporated, 2004 - Religion - 270 pages
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 For the past 175 years, the Latter-day Saint Church has taught that Native Americans and Polynesians are descended from ancient seafaring Israelites. Recent DNA research confirms what anthropologists have been saying for nearly as many years, that Native Americans are originally from Siberia and Polynesians from Southeast Asia. In the current volume, molecular biologist Simon Southerton explains the theology and the science and how the former is being reshaped by the latter.

In the Book of Mormon, the Jewish prophet Lehi says the following after arriving by boat in America in 600 BCE:

Wherefore, I, Lehi, have obtained a promise, that inasmuch as those whom the Lord God shall bring out of the land of Jerusalem shall keep his commandments, they shall prosper upon the face of this land; and they shall be kept from all other nations, that they may possess this land unto themselves (2 Ne. 1:9).

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Review: Losing a Lost Tribe: Native Americans, DNA, and the Mormon Church

User Review  - Jim Whitefield - Goodreads

Simon and I were both faithful Mormons years ago, and at one point I was our local Stake Young Men President when Simon was his Ward Young Men President, and we worked together in our 'callings' here ... Read full review

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User Review  - Ryan - Goodreads

This book does a good job exposing some of the genetic problems with the claim made by the Mormon Church that a cluster of Ancient Hebrews described in the Book of Mormon are among the principle ... Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Simon G. Southerton is Principal Research Scientist in the Applied Biotechnology and Genomics area of the Commonwealth Scientific laboratories (CSIRO) in Canberra, Australia. His Ph.D. is from the University of Sydney. He has published in New Phytologist, Plant Journal, Plant Molecular Biology, "and Plant Physiology. "He served an LDS mission to Melbourne in the 1980s.

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