You know that little teaching in the Book of Mormon that says that Lehi’s family came over here from Jerusalem and the wicked brothers Laman and Lemuel ended up being cursed with a skin of blackness because of their wickedness? And then Joseph Smith taught that the Native Americans were the decedents of the Lamanites? Well, that’s all a crock of shit and we’re here to talk about it. Today I sit down with Sarah Newcomb and talk about her work in trying to educate people about how harmful the Lamanite narrative is for indigenous people and how they were taught to reject their real heritage, their customs and their culture in order to become more “white and delightsome”. Sarah Newcomb is a researcher and blogger at and she’s my new best friend.


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