Book of Mormon/Lamanites/Relationship to Polynesians

Relationship of the Lamanites to Polynesians

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Relationship to Polynesians

Polynesians as descendants of the Lamanites in the Book of Mormon

Summary: It is claimed that the Church has expanded the definition of "Lamanite" to Polynesians. Modern day prophets have repeatedly declared that Polynesians are Lamanites. The patriarchal blessings of Polynesians often state that they are of the tribe of Manasseh (through Lehi).

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Statements from Church leaders about Polynesian origins/identity

Summary: A collection of various statements from Church leaders about Polynesian origins/identity