Losing a Lost Tribe: Native Americans, DNA, and the Mormon Church.
Place Published: Salt Lake City, UT
Publisher: Signature Books.
Book Id: 34210
270pp. Octavo. Illustrated wrappers. Illustrated. Index. Glossary. Bibliography. New
For the past 175 years, the Latter-day Saint (Mormon) 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.