Nemenhah: The Thanksgiving Way, And The Smudging Ceremony, Recorded In The Book Of The High Place

Greeting all my relations,

We are approaching the Thanksgiving Holiday and I am reminded of The Thanksgiving Way taught by Jehovah the Creator to Father Adam and Mother Eve, so that they could again come into His Presence…

Consider yourselves Adam and Eve on this;

The Sacred and Ancient Path…

Only the Best of Feelings Should Prevail:

The Instruction is found in The Book of The High Place Vol. II

Forward
By
Phillip R. (Cloudpiler) Landis

According to the Temple Writings of the Nemenhah Prophet, Ougou, the principles, teachings, covenants and ordinances of the Temple, or High Place, were taught to all people, regardless of their sex, nationality or religious affiliation, and most especially to all children from the time they were old enough to understand the instruction.

It was the custom of those who officiated as Peli (the Order of Levi) to teach all the people the story of our Heavenly Parents, as well as the creation and of our first earthly parents, and to be certain that the recipient understood as best as they could the principles of the temple, prior to their being presented at the High Place to make sacred covenants there.

The teacher would make liberal use of that understanding of these things which the Holy Ghost confirms in the minds and hearts of the participants.

In the spirit of the Temple Writings of our forefather, Ougou, we present this work in the same manner in which it was presented to all the Nemenhah in ancient days.

All of the translators listed on the title page of this book are descendents of that same Ougou and we have taken the responsibility as his children, and also as teachers and as Healers, to convey this information to all of our children, both of our bodies and also of the Nemenhah and other Bands to whom this book may go.

This is our gift to our children.

It is given in the most sacred manner we know.

Therefore, because we are only men and women, we suspect that you who read these pages will find fault here.

We ask you, to seek the guidance of the Holy Ghost, that you may have discernment and that you will not reject because of the faultiness of our hands the very things of God.

If it be wisdom in God that you receive these things, then judge them by the same spirit by which you have received them.

The Lord taught many things to many people by employing stories and parables.

These conveyed to the heart and mind of the hearer a true sense of things even if every detail may not have been related.

The following relation speaks of times before times, when men and women worked their way to exaltation following an ancient and set path.

The players in the relation are our own relations.

Each of us are also included in the story.

Therefore, it is our story as much as it is theirs. 

All my relations!

For clarity, we have translated names into their corresponding English meaning.

Some of the names are difficult to translate.

For example, “Elohim” means “Heavenly” and is a plural, feminine denominative.

In Nemenhah, “Pa Elowe” means Mother in Heaven, and “ShiElowe” means Father in Heaven. “Elohim” means God the Father and God the Mother in Their united sense and connotes the Sealing Power.

We have, therefore, sought to make the names correspond to something more meaningful to the English speaker.

There are several voices in this relation.

When the ordinances of the High Place are performed by the people, each voice is represented by a separate person.

This avoids confusion.

The voices are:

Narrator                             ………………………………………………….                               

Elohim Heavenly Mother  …………………………………………………

Elohim Heavenly Father  …………………………………………………..

Peter                                   …………………………………………………….

Holy Ghost                       …………………………………………………….

James                                    …………………………………………………

Holy Ghost Elders           ………………………………………………………

John                                 ……………………………………………………….

Jehovah                            ………………………………………………………..

Preacher                          ………………………………………………………

Lucifer                                …………………………………………………….. 

Satan                             …………………………………………………. 

The Voice of the Mob     ……………………………………………………..

The Voices of Adam and Eve …………………………………………..               

Those who participate in the ordinances ought to have good and clear intention, for God will not be mocked.           ………………………………………………..

There should not be any manner of ill-will between those who participate together in the re-telling or reenactment of this relation…………………………..

Only the best of feelings should prevail.

The ordinances of the High Place are specifically designed for the Living.

Because of this verity, they are distinguished from the vicarious ordinances performed for and in behalf of the “Dead” in holy temples.

This distinction does not intend to denigrate the sacrifice for the dead, but great emphasis is placed upon what Telestial people may do in this life in order to be introduced into the Terrestial World and receive revelation and instruction from Angels, the Spirits of Men and Women made perfect in Christ, and even from the Savior  Himself, preparatory to being introduced at the veil to converse with the Father.

The vicarious work for the dead is carried on in another place, by other people of good intention, and the Holy Ghost does attend their sacrifice for the sake of deceased family members.

 The Thanksgiving Way.

 Jehovah taught our First Parents through the temple ordaninces, covenants and ceremony, then removing the veils inside them, so that light and knowledge began to change them, and The Holy Spirit could bring them to;

The Terrestrial World while in the flesh, they had experienced the mighty change and were brought into the Presence of Jesus Christ and He would bring Adam and Eve up to the Celestial World of Elohim Heavenly Father and Elohim Heavenly Mother

And Adam and Eve after their second anointing by the Creatorwould be sealed by The Holy Spirit of Promise, Who is The Holy Ghost!!!

Creator Taught in Ougou’s Book of The High Place Vol.II Chapters 2-3

104) Elohim Heavenly Father:

Jehovah.

Because the Man and the Woman have chosen disobedience, they must leave Our presence.

Cast them out of this beautiful valley into the lonely world.

Place a veil in the Man and the Woman as wards to guard the valley so that they may not come back into it and eat the fruit of the Tree of Life and live forever in this fallen state.

Provide a way for them to return again into that state of being capable of withstanding and sharing the glory of Our countenance.

We will provide a Savior for them, in accordance with the Atonement to which We covenanted before the world was made.

If they choose obedience and strive with their might to rise up again from their fallen state, we will bring them upon the Way and instruct them.

If they remain faithful and do good continually, they will finish their work.

105) Jehovah:

I will do all that you have commanded, Elohim Heavenly Father.

I will take up the valley We set apart for the Man and the Woman and I will make of it a Way to which they may attain only if their intentions and their hearts prove to be good and faithful.

Upon this Way they may be instructed by their grandfathers and also by My own presence.

106) Elohim Heavenly Father:It is well. Jehovah, make coats of skins and place them upon the Man and the Woman. (Bundle) Cause them to understand that this will be a protection for them and a symbol of their devotion one to another.

They shall show not their nakedness unto any other than their own spouse and this will be a help and a protection for them.

107) Jehovah:It shall be done.

108) Narrator:Each of you have covered your nakedness with clothing.

See to it that this clothing is always modest and it will serve to protect you from the temptation that Lucifer places in the hearts of men that leads to the corruption of the gift of procreation.

The evil one will use any means to corrupt the work of the Father.

Always remember this and cover your nakedness accordingly.

109) Narrator:

Then Elohim Heavenly Father retired to the Heavens and watched from a distance.

110) Jehovah:

Adam.

Because you chose to listen to the voice of Lucifer instead of that of the Father, you are
cursed to live in the lonely world.

By the sweat of your face you must earn your living, for you have chosen the natural Man and, if you remain in that choice, dust you shall be.

111) Jehovah:

Eve.

Because you chose to listen to the voice of Lucifer over that of the Father, you are cursed
also.

In suffering shall you bring forth children.

Nevertheless, it is by this gift that mankind is saved.

112) Jehovah:

Adam.

If you will covenant with Me that you will seek My face and obey My will;

I will teach you the Law of Obedience and the Gospel.

Through this Thanksgiving Way, you may overcome your fallen state.

113) Adam:

Jehovah, I now covenant with You that I will seek Your face and obey Your will.

114) Jehovah:

Eve, if you will covenant with Me that you will seek My face and obey My will, even as the Man has done, I will make you Husband and Wife, and I shall teach you the Law of Obedience and the Gospel.

Through this Thanksgiving Way, you may overcome your fallen state.

115) Eve:

Jehovah, I now covenant with You that I will join with my husband and seek Your face and obey Your will even as my husband has covenanted.

Break for Instruction

Chapter Three

1) Narrator:It is at this point in the ordinance of the High Place that marriages may be solemnized.

This is the earthly marriage and begins the covenant of marriage entered into by the man and the woman.

It is part of the Law of Obedience and the Gospel, but is only made eternal by the power of the Holy Spirit of Promise, the token of which is the Second Anointing.

Resume Session

2) Jehovah:

We desire all to receive this Law and this Way.

All arise.

Each of you covenant, as this Man and this Woman have done, to seek My face and obey My will, in whatever form I may choose to give in the generations of your lives.

Each of you bow your head and say, Yes.

3) Jehovah:

It is enough.

That will do.

Because of the pure intent of your hearts, you shall be instructed in all that you must do to regain the state from which you have fallen.

You shall learn how faith and commitment to the Thanksgiving Way makes it possible for the suffering of one to make up for that which you cannot change.

Now go forth into the lonely world.

Build a home and an Altar.

Offer your oblations unto Me;

And I shall send messengers to you from time to time.

You shall know them to be messengers from the Father because they will teach of Four Sacred Directions. (cj note…Smoke of Insence a purifying smoke, sacred smoke, smudging ceremony)

This shall be a token by which you may know them when they come.

Now, you must go out of this Valley which I created for you and live in the wide world and I must place between us a barrier, or veil, which shall separate you from the place where I may dwell with you for a time.

You must be apart from My face and My presence until you have proven worthy to once again be one with Me.

When you come again unto Me and have been instructed and prepared, I will cause the veil to be taken up and I will take you back into the presence of Father.

4) Adam:

I will follow this Thanksgiving Way.

5) Eve:

I, too, will follow this Path.

For I know that, though it may prove to be strait, the Path of the Creator is a good road.

6) Narrator:

Adam and Eve emerged up out of the sheltered place where they had spent their spiritual
infancy into the Telestial World and they called it a lone and dreary world, a world that was filled with wonders and also dangers, and a world where they could not daily walk and talk with all things living.

A barrier was placed in their minds between them and the place where the Creator walks and they were left alone.

Then Adam and Eve began to explore their new world and discovered that it was ;

From their previous home.

They studied them and learned what was good for food and what was not;

(cj note…Our First Parents were Naturopaths)

what could be used for clothing and for shelter.

They found that their new home was not sheltered and was filled with danger.

7) Narrator:

They also found that it was beautiful and filled with wonders.

8) Narrator:

The Man and the Woman are seen to walk about conversing and gesturing to the many plants and animals around them.

9) Adam:

Let us do as we were commanded and seek the face of the Creator.

We will take of this world, limbs, skins and stones, and we will build a place wherein we may seek His face.

10) Eve:

It is good that we act upon the commandments we have been given.

11) Narrator:

Adam took tree limbs, animal skins and stones and built a place where he and Eve could pray.

And when they went down into the place and offered up their thanks for everything that they had learned, they began to be visited by spirit beings.

Every day they were visited by different instructors.

And Adam built an altar and offered an oblation to the Lord.

12) Adam: Oh God! Hear the words of my mouth!

Oh Father! Hear the words that I am praying!

Oh Lord! Can You hear the words of my prayer?

13) Angel of the Lord:

Why do you offer sacrifice at this altar?

14) Adam:

I know not, save that I was commanded to do so.

15) Angel of the Lord:

That which you shall do in this place and upon this altar is in accordance with the
Law of the Gospel.

You shall offer sacrifice here that shall be in the likeness and similitude of the
sacrifice of the Only Begotten Son of the Father.

It is good that you are obedient to the commands of your Lord.

16) Narrator:

And when Adam offered his oblation unto the Lord, Satan was also attracted by the
commotion.

He appears as a wise old man.

—That is a portion of the record of The High Place.

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As explained in UCNM

Chief Cloudpiler’s Handbook:

Chapter 5:C2201-Public Oblations

“In the previous chapter you learned about the Nemenhah Unipi Ceremony, and you saw how the Ceremony of Smudge, or Ceremonial Incense, was incorporated into ceremonies of many different kinds, which were utilized in the Dailey Sacred Medicine of our ancestors.

The use of Incenseis found in ceremony all over the world.

It is my personal belief that it is one of the first of Sacred Rites taught to The First Man and The First Woman by The Creator. The Sacred Records of The Nemenhah, Mayntinah Archives, Vol. II, seems to bear this out.”

” The Thanksgiving Way is still celebrated in every Nemenhah Ceremony of Healing preformed today, when The Nemenhah Medicine Wheel is employed.”

” The Ceremony of Smudge is a common thread which hints at a common history of all indigenous Americans, and ultimately all people.

Sacred Smudge Herbs Commonly Used :

One of these Herbs is Sage;

Sage: Cleansing

There are many varieties of sage, and most have been used in smudging. The botanical
name for “true” sage is Salvia (e.g. Salvia officinalis, Garden Sage, or Salvia apiana, White
Sage).  It  is  interesting  to  note  that  Salvia  comes  from  the  Latin  root  salvare,  which
means “to heal.” There are also varieties of sage which are of a species separate from
Salvin Artemusia. Included here are sagebrush (e.g. Artemisia californica) and mugwort
(Artemisia  vulgaris).  We  have  seen  both  Salvia  and  Artemisia  sub-species  used  in
smudging.

 We will be talking more about these ancient herbs for smudging in our next post…

cj …….I love Nemenhah!

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Part VIIII The Record of MorHonayah; And When I Open My Bundle It Is To Pray And To Meditate And To Walk Upon The Way.

Greetings all my relations,

It is so good to be back, sorry for the website shutdown…

We had to upgrade our capacity…

Wow!!!

I’m amazed at how we are growing…

Let’s keep reading, studying, and praying for a conformation from The Holy Ghost;

about these spiritual principals contained in The Sacred Records of the Nemenhah…

The more we study and pray the more Light and Knowledge is given to us…

With this in mind brothers and sisters let’s continue…

Only the Best of Feelings should preveil…

To walk in a sacred manor and talk in a sacred manor…

on The Thanksgiving Way of Life…————————————————————————————————————————————————

Part VIIII The Record of MorHonayah

Chapter Nine

1) Now, Paniet Akekt had also the gift of her grandmother, Panith-Akekt, in that she walked upon the Way with ease and received much revelation there.

And she was a great prophet and was of great worth to her people.

Wherefore, that Shi-Honayah gained favor in her sight was a great honor to him and to his people.

And that he gained favor in the sight of her grandmother was also deemed a great honor by the people of Elak-Kowat.

And our family was joined with a family greatly blessed with the Gifts of the Spirit by the union of our children.

2) And the gifts of Panith-Akekt and of Paniet Akekt are greatly to be desired, for they are the ability to walk and talk daily with the Grandfathers, with Angels, with the spirits of just men and women made perfect, and with the Christ Himself when need be.

3) Yea, so great is this gift that all the Nemenhah aspire to possess it;

 And they work diligently to acquire it.

For behold, it is a gift that does come naturally to those upon whom the Lord sees fit to bestow it, and this is usually when He has some special purpose for that person.

But it is also among the Gifts of the Spirit unto which we may aspire.

And the Lord does make it available to all who would have it, but it comes
only by much diligent labor.

4) And this is the manner in which the Nemenhah do teach their children to labor to attain this great gift:

5) From the earliest age, yea, even as soon as the child is able to comprehend the words of its mother;

 Every child is taught the teachings and principles of the High Place.

In this manner, the child comes to an early understanding of the realities of the Universe in which we live.

For it would not do for the child to have any misconceptions of the nature of the Universe and of creation.

Such things do become great impediments for those wishing to walk upon the Way.

6) For, the Way is a construct of the creation.

And it is made up of the matter which the Creator took back to Himself when the first of our race left the protected place which was their first home.

Yea, when First Woman, who is represented by Mother Eve, first decided to leave the place of protection and when First Man, who is represented by Father Adam, decided to remain with her, and so all of the people followed them also;

 The Creator took up again all that which made up the First Home, which is represented by the Valley and Garden of Eden;

and with that matter He made the Way.

7) Now, the Way is not to be understood to be part of the Spirit World wherein we lived before the World was made.

For that is a different creation and has no part of the type and kind of matter out of which the World was made.

But the Way is made from matter

 That makes up part of the World in which we live,

but having been.

Wherefore, it is said to be part of the Terrestrial World;

 wherein there is no death.

8) And the Creator so constructed the Way;

 That it makes access unto all other places in the World.

 Even all the kingdoms therein.

And a person who attains to this gift gains access

to all places and kingdoms

whereunto the Lord sees fit to give guidance.

9) Wherefore, it is better that little children be taught the truth of Creation, that when they seek entrance upon the Way, they might not be encumbered with misconceptions which might prove a stumbling block to them.

10) And the child is taught to completely set aside the things and thoughts and intentions of the world.

Yea, only when a person is able to set aside, even for a moment, the things of the world can access to this place and to this gift be attained.

And the Nemenhah train their children in the art of setting all things aside in order that their minds and hearts might be clear of them, that their minds might be single to the purposes of the Lord.

11) And it is a characteristic of those who find it easier than others to gain this gift that they are also the more able to set aside the world and all unclean and unholy thoughts than most.

Yea, these are they who also find it the easier to follow the path of the Lord in their daily walk and talk of life.

For, it is very true, that
to walk upon the Way is the beginning of the Calling and Election of the Lord and a more sure word of prophecy…

Wherefore, to set aside the world and its distractions is the first step in attaining to the great gift, even to seek and find the Christ and speak with Him face to face.

12) And this is the very cause that mention of it is made in the Book of the High Place and that this principle finds reference in the ordinances of the Temple.

Yea, Adam and Eve are introduced into the Terrestrial World and there they are taught further light, truth and knowledge pertaining to the kingdom and the power and the glory of God.

And this thing is sealed unto them by the gift and power of the Holy Ghost,
by which gift and power the man and the woman might know the truth of all things.

13) Now, I ask you, who is Adam and who is Eve, when we go up unto the Holy House to be instructed in all things Holy?

And when they stand at the veil of heaven, do they stand alone in their own merits?

I say
unto you, Nay.

But behold, the Peacemaker stands next to them and assists them in all that they must learn and do in order that the veil might be rent from top to bottom and from bottom to top, and be undone in them.

14) And the children are taught to diligently study the principles of the High Place and also to seek an introduction into the Terrestrial World at an early age.

15) And for many, this training includes the manner of setting aside all physical distraction for a space of time.

And for some this means the sensation and distraction of the body and they are taught to put such things aside.

And they are taught the manner of meditation and prayer

that does assist them in this endeavor.

16) For, it is very true, that for some the distraction of their actions, as also the actions of others, is that which constitutes their greatest obstacle.

And for others, their words, as also the words of others,

are that which are the most distracting.

And still for others, the needs of the body and the sensations of the members are
that which are the things that do prevent them.

All these things present obstacles to the mind and the spirit and the children are taught through diligent exercise to set them aside.

17) For the mind and the heart must be free of such things and filled only with good and righteous intention.

Until such a state can be achieved,

the Way will be an obstacle to the progress of the individual.

For it is upon the Way that the man or the woman

Yea, it is upon the Way that a new creatio

does make the mighty change of heart.

Upon The Way, a new creation is made within the man or the woman.

And this new creation is able to stand in the presence of Heavenly and Holy Beings…—————————————————————————

cj note: back in April of this year I was visited by Moroni on The Way, he was teaching me how the Temple Endowment can be used in your everyday life through ceremony…

At that this time Moroni was teaching me my own personal medicine wheel…

I published my intepretation of my first bundle ceremony, taught to me by personal revelation, called Wayaykihn… from Heavenly Beings… This was my first attempt, and I have since grown in knowledge and light… But it is worth mentioning because it shows my process of Emergence and Spiritual Growth … and the process taught to all Nemenhah children since they began to speak… so I would like to share my personal experience in hopes that it will incourage others;

 To the Ancient Path taught in the High Place or Temple…

In hopes that it will lead some to seek spiritual adoption, through Chief Philip “Cloudpiler” Landis, into his family, The Nemenhah Band. (Moroni’s Family)

Our First Parents Adam and Eve, being our example to follow in our dailey worship, or Thanksgiving Way… Temple or High Place Taught by the Savior Himself to the Prophet Ougou… about 33 A.D.

cj note: This is my own personal interpretation of the Sacred Record…

Angel Moroni’s Instructions to me back in April of this year (along with some additions)

Concerning consecration of sacred space… and opening a conduet to heaven… communicating with the Church of The Firstborn… Daily Bread

How to make a personal ceremony at the Altar-to seek the presence of Lord-and Heavely Beings, and enter the Terrestrial World…

Opening your Bundle…

Set apart everyday to be instructed by your kindred dead-for they are not dead at all…and they do walk upon the way.

When our hearts turn to them, our Father and Mother Ancestors…

Their hearts turn to us…

and they do walk and talk with us, unto distant generations.

They have much to teach us…

Cleave unto this wisdom and make application of it…

Whatever they are teaching and instructing us we need to use it, and do it, in our lives, and apply this knowledge to our spiritual growth…

because our kindred dead will help prepare us and we will help prepare them…

to stand in the presence of our Creator Peacemaker.

1. Prepare your Sacred Prayer Bundle-This bundle represents the coat of skins placed upon Adam and Eve by the Lord…The possessor of this bundle is signifying to the Lord that they have been washed and anointed…for this is the token for the Law of the Gospel…and you have entered into covenant with the Lord to live it…If there is no token or earnst, then there is no covenant…The sign is made by wearing your Sacred Garment…and also by using your bundle in ceremony with the Lord…

Within the your Sacred Prayer Bundle is found- The markings of the Sacred Garment-and the four Sacred Covenants and Laws…and also the markings of the veil that was placed over our minds…and the cherubim (The four sacred directions)that guard The Way…back to the presence of the Lord…and our Heavenly Parents…It is the preparation to be able to stand in His presence…

The Law of the Gospel is also the Eternal Round-Medicine Wheel…The four laws and covenants form a square within the wheel-The four sacred directions…It is marked on the sacred garment above the right knee. Signifying every knee shall bow unto the Lord this is how we begin our ceremony in a place of solitude…On our knees in prayer…

2. And if we wish to go full measure on The Way, that is to stand in the presence of Peacemaker, even He who made this life possible…But to fully prepare ourselves to receive this great blessing, we need to work diligently upon The Way, having our kindred instruct us… to find access to The Way, through the Power of the Holy Ghost…
The Law of Obedience-marked on the right breast-Arm to Square…Telestial World…

3. Make a ceremony- Pray to focus your mind and thinking… Invite the Holy Ghost to be your companion, and guide you to The Way…Request a vision from The Holy Ghost…

4. Lay down your pallet Which is a Square…in a solitary place…prepare a resting place…an abode…Doing all prayerfully from the East to the West

5. Place your bundle in the center…
The Law of Sacrifice-marked on the right breast-Arm to Square…Telestial World…
Sit on the East-This is the altar=your prayers are the sacrifice upon the altar…When you open your bundle it is to pray and walk upon The Way.(Your Sacred Prayer bundle should contain a square ground covering)…

The Law of Chastity-marked on the left breast-the compass-Terrestrial World…

6. Now you are being presented in The Terrestrial World in the presence of God Angels and these witnesses…

7. Open your bundle to celebrate the good things of the Earth, but mostly to pray and walk upon The Way…The Lord taught Adam and Eve the Law of Chastity…Moroni’s prayer bundle of soft white leather, represented how the Lord prepares us to be in His presence-bleached out-whitened, softened, and prepared…Then we do stand before the Creator of All Things…

8. When the bundle is opened it is done in all reverence, within are found articles, wrapped in leather and in a red cloth…

9. When you open your bundle, Yea Beseech The Holy Ghost in prayer… (beseech means ask in urnest, urgent request, implore), and sing a song, hymnal…(Your Sacred Prayer bundle should contain a Hymn to sing to invite The Holy Ghost to lead in your ceremony)…

10. Lay the red cloth out from the East to the West…(Your Sacred Prayer bundle should contain a square piece of red cloth-symbolizing the Lord’s Atonement-and our covenants to Him)…

The Square-The covenants

11. Moroni’s square pipe bowl…The Lord is called The Pipe…it is square to remind us of raising our arm to the square, promising the Lord to obey these Laws of Heaven. And these are the articles which I place in the prayer bundle. Behold, I place the bowl of a pipe which I have made with my own hands, as also the stem of the pipe, And the bowl of the pipe is made such that it contains a square, and this represents the straightness of the way which leads unto the Peacemaker. It is the sign of the square. And the bowl of the pipe is made of stone, even from among the first created, and it is carved of my own hand. And when I take it out, I do lay it upon its covering. And the stem of my pipe is straight and strong (Your Sacred Prayer Bundle should contain something square, something straight, and a stone…To remind you of your covenants, and the creation, and the straight and narrow path that leads to the Lords Presence)…

12. The stem is made of a wood that is known by the healers of Mentinah to give a berry, the seed of which is useful in strengthening the heart. Yea, and this tree does bear thorns which are like, it is said, unto the crown which the Peacemaker bore upon His head in the day that He was taken by the world and subjected unto death. (Your Sacred Prayer Bundle should contain a thorny and straight tree branch)…It is also said to represent the pointer of the Liahona which our fathers Lehi and Nephi took with them into the wilderness. Therefore, it is the sign of the compass, and it is this wood that I used to fashion the stem of my pipe. (Your Sacred Prayer Bundle could contain something similar to a compass)…place your articles upon your red cloth.

The Law of Consecration-marked on the navel-Health

Your Heart and Contrite Spirit-and all that you are and have, belong to the Lord…Consecration… The Patriarchal Grip-sign of the Healer…
Use an Article to signify that I place my heart upon that road or that path which leads unto Him and that I do dedicate…

13. My life and my sacrifice unto Him, even as He did dedicate His life and His sacrifice unto me.

14. And I also have a multicolored shell that is the size of my hand which I use as my bowl of incense. And the use of this bowl is described in another place. The multicolored shell signifies my thanks for the multitude of blessings for which I do offer up my oblation and my sacrifice. (Your Sacred Prayer Bundle should contain a shell and incense)…

15. Yea, for the Peacemaker speaks peace unto my soul and were it not for this peace, I know not that I could stand the length of the day. For, the sun looks down upon all my transgressions and my sins, and if the sun may see me all the day long, then why not my God?

And I know not that I could live with the agony of my deeds were it not for the peace which my Lord does speak unto my soul. And this peace cannot be described in one color. For, it is not the rising or setting of the sun, but it is much more.

And it is not encompassed by all the learning of the wise men, but it is much more. And it cannot be encompassed by the whole earth, for it is too great. And it cannot be fathomed, for it is as deep as a soul.

Wherefore, I describe this peace in the color of the shell, which is all colors at once, and yet all colors singly.(Your Sacred Prayer Bundle could contain something to represent the sun-The Son)…  And when I take out the bowl of incense, I do place it upon its own kirlum-leather skin upon the bundle.

16. And I do keep sacred essences within the bundle for use as oblations. And they are kept within their own Kirlum-leather skin and are placed thereon upon the bundle. And these essences contain sacred and healing herbs and also the blood of healing of significant trees. And these are used as the smoke of incense when I open the prayer bundle. (Your Sacred Prayer Bundle should contain healing herbs and oils, and consecrated olive oil)…

17. And also within the bundle I keep a cord of green with which I do gird myself (sign of the healer), and a shawl of many colors with which I do cover myself, when I open the prayer bundle.(Your Sacred Prayer Bundle should contain a green cord and prayer shawl)

And I do open the prayer bundle in a sacred manner, even with much song and mighty prayer. And I take of the precious essences and I do purify all the articles of the bundle, as also myself, with a sweet and purifying odor. And this does signify how sweet and purifying is my walk and my talk with the Peacemaker, my Lord.

And when I have made a song of thanksgiving and a purifying ordinance, I take up the bowl of the pipe and I unite it with the stem of the pipe. And this signifies that I do unify my soul with the Peacemaker and that I do aspire to be sealed up His. And I do fill the bowl of the pipe with sacred herb and I make a ceremony of Sacred Breath. And this is the manner of the ceremony:

Because I do desire that the Great and Heavenly Father might be with me, I do raise the pipe in offering to the heavens and I sing for the guidance of the Holy Ghost. And, because I do desire that the Great and Heavenly Mother might be with me…

18. I do raise the pipe in offering and touch it to the bundle and I sing for the guidance of the Holy Ghost.

And I do raise the pipe in offering toward the West and pray for all the good things of the earth and all wisdom in the application of them. And I do sing for the guidance of the Holy Ghost.

And I do raise the pipe in offering toward the North and pray for the presence of Heavenly Beings in my life.

And I do sing for the guidance of the Holy Ghost. And I do raise the pipe in offering toward the East and pray for the visitation of my kindred dead and for the Gifts of the Spirit.

And I do sing for the guidance of the Holy Ghost.

And I do raise the pipe in offering toward the South and I pray for the strength and the will to repent of my deeds.

And I do sing for the guidance of the Holy Ghost.

19. (This part of the ceremony you could use your incense and shell and you need to sing your Hymn for The Holy Ghost …Thanksgiving song) And I do touch the bowl of the pipe to my own heart and describe a circle with the pipe in offering.

This I do in order that I might remind myself of the sacred covenant I have made to my people that we may be of one heart and one mind and have all things in common.

(This is the sacred medicine wheel or circle of eternity…one eternal round)…

20. Then I do smoke the sacred herb and blow the smoke in the four directions. And behold, it is in this sacred breath that I do cease to be harrowed up by the past, and I find peace enough to go upon the Way.

For in thanksgiving only, am I able to be still and know God.

21. Now, this has also become a pattern with those who do not use the Sacred Pipe..

The Bowl of Incense instead, as is described in the archives.

And this is the preference of most women among the Nemenhah of Mentinah.

And the men and women of the Nemenhah do use those ceremonies in which the use of sacred and healing smoke is employed. This kind of purification does also help the mind and the body find peace.

And they also use ordinances and ceremonies which do utilize the essences of plants, even the pure essences of them, and this does have effect upon the body and the spirit in many ways beneficial to the attaining of that state of mind necessary to walk upon the Way.

22. And behold, the Nemenhah do also fast often with their families. And this they do not in the sight of others, but they do it secretly. And they do not communicate their fasting to others, to be seen of them, but they do it often and in private. And also the ordinances of the High Place do cause a change in the character and countenances of the people.

For, in them they are introduced into the Terrestrial World… end cj note—————————–Part VIIII The Record of MorHonayah

Chapter Nine

 But behold, without this change the man or the woman must remain as they are.

18) Behold, this is the purpose of the Way, which is revelation.

Recall that no unclean thing may stand in the presence of God.

This same principle applies to all Heavenly or Resurrected Beings.

But, as telestial creatures, we are all unclean and unable to stand in the presence of God, for should we attempt it, we are destroyed.

19) And this is not because that God does not love us, orthat He is a respecter of persons. Nay, it is because that the light and truth which does pervade the very body of the resurrected and perfected being is greater than that which fills us and gives us life by such a degree that mere proximity to it disrupts that power which holds all bonds together in the telestial bodies. Yea, and when it is within the pleasure and purpose of God to visit telestial man or woman, He must provide a way whereby such a one might receive Him without the disruption of the telestial body.

20) But behold, the principles and the ordinances of the High Place have for their purpose to change the mind and the heart of men and women such that they are able to be filled with good intention.

And when this is accomplished in them;

 A change is also made in their physical being.

This is what is meant by the mighty change of heart.

For, they are made new creations.

21) And does a man enter again into his mother’s womb, and is he born again?

Nay, but he is made and created anew and comes forth a new being.

And, though his body is still telestial and will remain such until he has completed his task in mortality, yet shall he stand in the presence of the celestial because of that great gift given only by the Son and attained;

Only through the Holy Ghost upon the Way.

22) Now, there are many ways in which this great gift is given and they are dependent upon the gifts and talents of the individual.

Unto some, it is given to know the mind and will of God without seeing His face.

But they receive His image in their countenance.

Behold, they walk and talk with the Peacemaker and with Angels and need no visual image to return again and remember all wherein they were instructed.

And they receive revelation without visions and without dreams;

 But with pure and simple insight.

23) And others receive His presence and the presence of Angels to instruct them, but cannot remember without the vision and the image of the Instructor.

These, because of their gifts and their talents, do go upon the Way with images and visions.

Yea, they require such things in order to retain the memory of the instruction.

24) And still others, must have devices to focus the mind such that they might set aside all distracting thoughts for a space of time.

Unto such are given Urim and Thummim, and also Seer Stones and the like.

And these are useful tools in the attaining that state of mind which allows them to walk in that intention that is required by the laws and dictates of creation.

25) And with those who walk upon the Way without visual confirmation, the Gift of Discernment is usually among the strongest of the Gifts of the Spirit found in them.

And unto they who have the gift of visions and of prophecy, they usually walk upon the Way and must see and hear with images and visions.

And unto they who have also the gift of the Seer, devices are most often employed and necessary for them to walk upon the Way.

26) And these are examples, and but a few.

For the Gifts of the Spirit are many and they effect upon the manner in which a person does receive revelation.

And, since such things are many, the ways in which one might walk upon the Way are also many.

And, unto such who have labored diligently to attain all the Gifts of the Spirit, the manner in which that person does gain access to the great gift are also many.

27) And now, I would beseech you and exhort you to seek after every good gift.

For, in order that we might be assisted in attaining all the good gifts, the Lord does give unto each some of the Gifts of the Spirit through the Holy Ghost.

But He does not give all at once, but requires that we make great effort and vest our interest in the attaining of the remainder.

And, if we make no good use of the gifts He freely gives, and if we do not improve our time in mortality and seek not more of the good gifts than what He does bestow upon us out of His good grace and desire that we prosper in this life, then we go out of it with only that degree to which we were satisfied to aspire.

28) But, receiving every good gift with which He sees fit tobegin our instruction, if wethen step out and work to obtain all the Gifts of the Spirit, then we shall surely receive greater truth and knowledge in this life and our understanding shall be greatly expanded.

Yea, and though we fail in attaining all the Gifts of the Spirit, because we did wear out our lives in diligently seeking them, the Lord shall be the more pleased to open up unto us the mysteries of the Heavens because of our natural efforts in seeking His face.

29) This is the teaching with which the Nemenhah do instruct their children. For, what mother shall not desire for her child the visions of eternity?

And what father shall not desire for his offspring the truth and knowledge and peace that comes by walking and talking with Angels?

30) Behold, it is because that the mothers and fathers in the world do not teach these things that men and women must rely upon the words of others;

And this is a very great evil which shall be vexatious.

31) Behold, in many ways they do enthrall themselves unto wicked men only because they have not been taught to put away the world;

And seek personal revelation upon the Way;

According to the good gifts in them.

But, if a man or a woman may walk upon the Way and receive revelation daily;

they shall rejoice in the truth that springs from that one who is blessed;

with the gift of prophecy.

But behold, they shall not be left without that whereby they may receive also the confirmation of the truth or;

The interpretation of the prophecy for themselves.

They shall become the servants of their fellow man but not their slaves.

32) Wherefore, again I must beseech you and exhort you;

Seek after every good gift.

And this is done through study, through prayer, through personal sacrifice, and through fasting.

It is done by diligent effort on the part of the one desiring the gift.

For, one cannot receive a gift simply by wishing for it.

It is for this cause that the Nemenhah build synagogues for the instruction and support of the people.

Yea, and it is for this purpose that the Lord commanded that they call upon the gifted to be teachers and priests unto the people.

33) And do not pray for the Lord to make you worthy for any gift.

Nay, but make yourself so.

And do not pray for the Lord to make your intentions pure.

Nay, but make them pure.

Surely, all that the Lord has taught the sons and daughters of men does instruct in the manner in which this might be done.

Therefore, do not importune the Lord to make of you that which ought to be your work.

34) Surely, the Lord could do it!

But He shall not and you shall stand in your sloth at the end of your life and wonder how the Lord could have been so uncharitable unto you.

Behold, I say unto you, Judgment is given unto the Peacemaker.

Do not take it upon yourself to judge the Lord.

35) But, if you diligently act to attain to all the Gifts of the Spirit, then your actions shall have judged you of pure heart and of pure intent. And the veil shall be rent in you! Yea, and it shall be as if you were born without it in the first place and you shall be a new creation, and set apart from the world.

36) And when Jesus did visit the People of Corianton, He did tell them of a man of Jerusalem who asked what must be done in order to enter into the Father’s Kingdom. And He answered him, saying:

37) Unless a man be born again, he may not enter.

38) And the man asked him:

39) Can a man enter again into the mother and be born again?

40) And the Lord answered him again, saying:

41) Unless you are born of the Water and of the Spirit, you may in no wise enter there.

42) Now, He was not referring to the birth of the body.

To be born of the water is to make a covenant to be of the Body of Christ.

That is, to recognize that all things are created by Him and that our matter is His.

When we do this we do bear the body of Christ and are born of the Living Waters.

43) To be born of the Spirit is to have sealed in us the very image of His countenance. In other words, that which we only borrow in mortality, may be made ours for all eternity.

This matter, which is Christ’s, is sealed up unto us and we become partakers of everything that is His.

44) Behold, is this not a mighty change?

In this way, we are able to bear His presence because we are born of the Spirit.

Yea, we are carried by the Holy Ghost into His presence and may then be presented by Him at the Veil of Heaven, having the mortal veil removed from off our bodies.

45) And we become a new creature. Our bodies become bodies terrestrial and we are introduced into the Terrestrial World, being no more bound by the telestial and having begun to cast off the world.

46) It is for this cause that the mothers and the fathers of the children of the Nemenhah do teach their little ones to set aside all distraction and to ponder and meditate upon holy things.

And this exercise is most instructive, for it teaches a great principle.

Yea, it gives the young person much experience in casting off the things of the world and in preparing to see the face of God.

47) Wherefore, every Nemenhah sets apart a portion of each day and spends it in this pursuit.

Yea, every day becomes a Sabbath to them and every table an altar.

For they do dedicate themselves to cleansing the inner vessel and in making themselves fit to be born by the Spirit even into the presence of the Peacemaker, that He may see fit one day to bear each of us into the very presence of the Father and the Mother.

Then shall all mysteries be made known unto us.

Then shall we also become as They are and receive of Them all things.

48) But it is also in this thing that they do every day whereby the Nemenhah are counseled and instructed by their kindred dead.

For, they whom we call dead are not dead at all;

 and they do walk upon the Way.

And the Nemenhah do not say, “We go to the other side,” or “We go unto the World of Spirits,” for they know that that place and this are the same world, worlds without end.

Wherefore, when their hearts are turned to the fathers, the hearts of the fathers are turned even unto them, such that they do walk and talk with the children of their bodies even unto distant generations.

49) Now, we esteem this to be good, for that they who have passed from this life into the next yet have much that they might teach they who walk and sojourn in the mortal body.

Yea, they have lived their lives and learned much.

Wherefore, we esteem it good to cleave upon this wisdom

and make application of it in our lives.

50) But behold, if we wish to go the full measure, it isto stand in the presence of the Peacemaker, even He who made this life possible for us, unto which we aspire.

But, in order that we might the more fully prepare ourselves to receive so great a blessing, we work diligently upon the Way,

having our kindred to be our instructors.

51) And many there are who are so accomplished in thismanner of meditation that they find access to the Way with ease and in any circumstances.

They are blessed exceedingly, but such is not the way with me.

52) Behold, I am filled still with images of times past and they haunt me.

Wherefore, to walk upon the Way I must make a ceremony that does focus my thinking and my feeling upon other, more sacred things.

And this is the manner of my ceremony:

53) Behold, I lay down my pallet in a solitary place. Yea, in a lonely and solitary place I do prepare my resting place.

It is for this purpose that I built a tower upon the side of the hill which looks down upon
Elak-Kowat, the place where I do make my abode.

And I do lay down a pallet prayerfully upon the floor of the uppermost chamber of the tower.

54) And the pallet is made of woven reeds and it does represent unto me the world upon which I place my feet.

And upon this pallet I do place a beautiful blanket.

This blanket does represent unto me the Way.

And I do spread the pallet and the blanket before me such that they extend from the East unto the West and I place my bundle in the center thereof, and I sit myself upon the East thereof.

This is the altar of my meditation and my prayers are my sacrifice upon the altar.

55) And when I open my bundle it is to pray and to meditate and to walk upon the Way.

And sometimes I open my bundle to celebrate the good things of the earth. But, for the most part, it is to pray and to meditate and to walk upon the Way that I do open the sacred bundle.

56) And the bundle of my prayer is made of finely prepared hide of the kirlu, which is a blithe and comely beast found in profusion upon the hills and mountains of the Valley of Mentinah.

And the hair of the hide is removed therefrom and the skin is bleached and prepared and is very fine and soft.

57) This breech represents the garment placed upon the First Man and the First Woman by the Lord when He taught them the Law of Chastity, and it signifies to me the manner in which the Peacemaker does prepare the rough and coarse thing that is man in order that he might stand in His presence.

Yea, bleached and whitened, softened and prepared, we do stand before the Creator of all things and the Finisher of all things.

Wherefore, I do work the skin of one kirlis and I prepare it and it is the covering of my prayer bundle.

58) And within the bundle are found the articles with which I do make an oblation unto the Lord. And the articles are wrapped in the kirlum.

And within the kirlum they are wrapped in red cloth.

Yea, in red they are wrapped and placed within packets made of the skin of the kurlis and they are placed within the kirlum.

And these are placed within the prayer bundle.

59) And, when the bundle is opened, it is done with great reverence and with prayer.

Yea, I do beseech the Holy Ghost in mighty prayer and in song to be present as I open the bundle.

And I do open the kirlum in which the articles of the bundle are kept and I do lay the red cloth out from the East unto the West in the center of the bundle.

60) And these are the articles which I place in the prayer bundle.

Behold, I place the bowl of a pipe which I have made with my own hands, as also the stem of the pipe, within the kirlum.

And the bowl of the pipe is made such that it contains a square, and this represents the straitness of the way which leads unto the Peacemaker.

It is the sign of the square.

And the bowl of the pipe is made of stone, even from among the first created, and it is carved of my own hand.

And when I take it out, I do lay it upon its covering.

61) And the stem of my pipe is straight and strong, and it is made of a wood that is known by the healers of Mentinah to give a berry, the seed of which is useful in strengthening the heart.

Yea, and this tree does bear thorns which are like, it is said, unto the crown which the Peacemaker bore upon His head in the day that He was taken by the world and subjected unto death.

It is also said to represent the pointer of the Liahona which our fathers Lehi and Nephi took with them into the wilderness.

Therefore, it is the sign of the compass, and it is this wood that I used to fashion the stem of my pipe.

62) And when I place the red cloth upon the kirlum, I do also place the stem of the pipe upon this cloth.

This is to signify that I place my heart (cj note: mark sewn in garment above the heart)upon that road or that path which leads unto Him and that I do dedicate my life and my sacrifice unto Him, even as He did dedicate His life and His sacrifice unto me.

63) And I also have a multicolored shell that is the size of my hand which I use as my bowl of incense.

And the use of this bowl is described in another place.

The multicolored shell signifies my thanks for the multitude of blessings for which I do offer up my oblation and my sacrifice.

64) Yea, for the Peacemaker speaks peace unto my soul and were it not for this peace, I know not that I could stand the length of the day.

For, the sun looks down upon all my transgressions and my sins, and if the sun may see me all the day long, then why not my God?

And I know not that I could live with the agony of my deeds were it not for the peace which my Lord does speak unto my soul.

65) And this peace cannot be described in one color.

For, it is not the rising or setting of the sun, but it is much more.

And it is not encompassed by all the learning of the wise men, but it is much more.

And it cannot be encompassed by the whole earth, for it is too great.

And it cannot be fathomed, for it is as deep as a soul.

Wherefore, I describe this peace in the color of the shell, which is all colors at once, and yet all colors singly.

66) And when I take out the bowl of incense, I do place it upon its own kirlum upon the bundle.

67) And I do keep sacred essences within the bundle for use as oblations.

And they are kept within their own kirlum and are placed thereon upon the bundle.

And these essences contain sacred and healing herbs and also the blood of healing of significant trees.

And these are used as the smoke of incense when I open the prayer bundle.

68) And also within the bundle I keep a cord of green with which I do gird myself, and a shawl of many colors with which I do cover myself, when I open the prayer bundle.

And this is also in accordance with that which has been recorded in another place, even in Ougou’s Book of the High Place.

69) And I do open the prayer bundle in a sacred manner, even with much song and mighty prayer.

And I take of the precious essences and I do purify all the articles of the bundle, as also myself, with a sweet and purifying odor.

And this does signify how sweet and purifying is my walk and my talk with the Peacemaker, my Lord.

70) And when I have made a song of thanksgiving and a purifying ordinance,

I take up the bowl of the pipe and I unite it with the stem of the pipe.

And this signifies that I do unify my soul with the Peacemaker and that I do aspire to be sealed up His.

71) And I do fill the bowl of the pipe with sacred herb and I make a ceremony of Sacred Breath. And this is the manner of the ceremony:

72) Because I do desire that the Great and Heavenly Father might be with me, I do raise the pipe in offering to the heavens and I sing for the guidance of the Holy Ghost.

73) And, because I do desire that the Great and Heavenly Mother might be with me,

I do raise the pipe in offering and touch it to the bundle and I sing for the guidance of the Holy Ghost.

74) And I do raise the pipe in offering toward the West and pray for all the good things of the earth and all wisdom in the application of them.

 And I do sing for the guidance of the Holy Ghost.

75) And I do raise the pipe in offering toward the North and pray for the presence of Heavenly Beings in my life. 

And I do sing for the guidance of the Holy Ghost.

76) And I do raise the pipe in offering toward the East and pray for the visitation of my kindred dead and for the Gifts of the Spirit.

 And I do sing for the guidance of the Holy Ghost.

77) And I do raise the pipe in offering toward the South and I pray for the strength and the will to repent of my deeds.

 And I do sing for the guidance of the Holy Ghost.

78) And I do touch the bowl of the pipe to my own heart and describe a circle with the pipe in offering.

This I do in order that I might remind myself of the sacred covenant I have made to my people, that we may be of one heart and one mind and have all things in common.

79) Then I do smoke the sacred herb and blow the smoke in the four directions.

80) And behold, it is in this sacred breath that I do cease to be harrowed up by the past, and I find peace enough to go upon the Way.

For in thanksgiving only, am I able to be still and know God.

81) Now, this has also become a pattern with those who do not use the Sacred Pipe, but prefer to use the Bowl of Incense instead, as is described in the archives.

And this is the preference of most women among the Nemenhah of Mentinah.

Chapter Ten

to be continued …cj

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Ancient Nemenhah Medicine Wheel and Medicine Bundle

Greetings all my relations,

It is with great honor that we all meet together from the Four Corners of our Mother Earth, the four sacred directions of The Cosmos, all Nations and all People and tongues…

Hello Everyone in Cyber Space

Let’s talk Sacred,

The Instruction

The Lord taught many things to many people by employing stories and parables.

These conveyed to the heart and mind of the hearer a true sense of things even if very detail may not have been related.  (He uses Pattern Language, symbols,parables, objects and stories from everyday life… Situations from everyday life…common people like fishermen, not doctors and lawyers and politicians, they represent Babylon, this world kingdom …

He said, I come to do the Will of my Father, who is in Heaven…

His Kingdom is not of this earth…)

In other words He wants to show us The Way…

How to get back to His Father’s Kingdom…

The following relation speaks of times before times, when men and women worked their way to exaltation following an ancient and set path. (The path – The Way)

The players in the relation are our own relations.

Each of us are also included in the story.

Therefore, it is our story as much as it is theirs.

All my relations!

Itsipi -Ceremony…

Cloudpiler’s handbook UCNM page 263

Peter asked me one day Why we always say “All My Relations” when we enter the Itsipi Lodge. I said to him “Well Peter it is a declaration that we do not esteem ourselves greater than anthing in the created universe – that we are made of all that stuff, and all that stuff is made of us. We truly cannot be seperated from that which is us, anymore than we can claim that we do not posses within us the same elements that are also resident in the stars..

The universe is made up of us, and we are made of the universe…

Itsipi=Baptism

Baptism=Itsipi

Native American Purification;

Purification of the ammohnnayah (The Ammonites or The People of Ammon)

Known today as The Nemenhah.

The Law of Sacrifice

Those who participate in the ordinances ought to have good and clear intention, for God will not be mocked.

There should not be any manner of ill-will between those who participate together in the re-telling or reenactment of this relation.

Only the best of feelings should prevail.

The ordinances of the High Place are specifically designed for the Living.

Because of this verity, they are distinguished from the vicarious ordinances performed for and in behalf of the “Dead” in holy temples.

This distinction does not intend to denigrate the sacrifice for the dead, but great emphasis is placed upon what Telestial people may do in this life in order to be introduced into the Terrestial World and receive revelation and instruction from Angels, the Spirits of Men and Women made perfect in Christ, and even from the Savior Himself, preparatory to being introduced at the veil to converse with the Father.

All of Creation and all of us, Looking On The First Day Of Creation – The Dawn Star also called The Day Star or The Center of Time-Holy of Holies- The Holy One Of Israel,

The Choosen One;

( The Lamb – The Sacrifice- The Atonement-Jehovah-Creator-God)

For all of us!!!

The Morning Stars!!!,

We will sing a New Song, thanking Him for Redeeming us in His Zion

Going back in your mind to the point where we all sang together at the beginning of this creation!!!

The North Point-Haymehnay-Holy Ghost- The Holy Ghost People They were there – participating with us, That Special Part Of The Godhead…

Redman, Yellowman, Blackman and Whiteman
This is represented on the Nemenhah Medicine Wheel along with many other symbolic and eternal meanings, it represents the Universe so it’s meanings are endless… One Eternal Round …

Please bear with me because I’m learning, I was reading in Cheif Cloudpiler’s Handbook…

He says, “we are looking at pattern language.”

Colors and sounds and vibrations, smells and odors, medicine which can be represented by any number of things from The Creator and His Creation.

The Sacred Pipe – The Sacred Drum

The pipe bowl is female- The pipe stem is male

The drum is female- The drum stick is male

Especially those things inspired by The Haymehnay, The Holy Spirit – North Point- White Wolf

All of this is my own interpretation, if there are any mistakes they are my own…and not to be blamed on any other group or people…thank you for bearing with me…I’m just beginning and know so very little.

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The American Indians Were the Original Mormons On This Continent

Greetings all my relations,

In our meeting today, lets have a sacred talk;

About who the Original Mormons were and are.

They are in part Mormon’s family history…

The Book is named after Moroni’s father!!!

What is the intention of the Book of Mormon?

Is The Book of Mormon to raise awareness of the Native Americans and to help them?

Without the Book of Mormon;

What is the Mormon Church?

The American Indians were the original Mormons on this continent.

(At least this particular family line of records )

They possessed vast libraries of scriptures, and records, preserved for their descendants.

They have the same true religion as revealed by God to Joseph Smith in this latter day,

Quote:

Wherefore, the fruit of thy loins (the forefathers of the American Indians) shall write (The Book of Mormon); and the fruit of the loins of Judah shall write (The Bible); and that which shall be written by the fruit of thy loins, and also that which shall be written by the fruit of the loins of Judah, shall grow together, unto the confounding of false doctrines and laying down of contentions, and establishing peace among the fruit of thy loins (the American Indians), and bringing them to the knowledge of their fathers in the latter days,. and also to the knowledge of my covenants, saith the Lord. 2 Nephi. 3:12.

The ancient Prophet Mormon, the father of Moroni, had been entrusted with all of the sacred records of his forefathers engraved on metallic plates. New plates were made by Mormon, on which he wrote, from the more ancient books, an abridged history of the nation, incorporating therewith many revelations, prophecies, the gospel, etc. These new plates were given to his son Moroni to finish the history.

Mormon then deposited all the ancient plates in the hill Cumorah, at about 384 years AD. When Moroni about 36 years later, made the deposit of the abridged book entrusted to him, he was without a doubt, inspired to select a department of the hill separate from the great sacred depository of the numerous volumes hid up by his father.

The particular place in the hill, where Moroni secreted, the book, was revealed by the angel, to the Prophet Joseph Smith, to whom it was delivered in Sept, of 1827.

But the grand repository of all the numerous records of the Ancient Nations of the western continent was located in another department of the hill Cumorah, and its contents under the charge of holy Angels, until the day should come, for them to be transferred. This written history, of this people (the American Indians), is but a small part of the legacy and promises that they are to inherit.

Brigham Young related the following in 1877 that after Joseph Smith had translated the plates Into the Book of Mormon he and Oliver Cowdery returned them to the hill Cumorah.

When Joseph Smith got the plates the Angel instructed him to carry them back to the hill Cumorah which he did. Oliver Cowdery said that when Joseph and himself went there, the hill opened, and they walked into a cave in which there was a large and spacious room, he said he did not think, at the time, whether they had the light of the sun or artificial light but that it was just as light as day.

They laid the plates on a table; it was a large table that stood in the room. Under this table there was a pile of plates as much as two feet high, and there were altogether in this room more plates than probably many wagon loads; they were piled up in the corners and along the walls.”

This SACRED WRITTEN HISTORY of the American Indians is the most complete, and comprehensive of any peoples on the earth, and is yet to come forth from God, and be translated!

NOW WE ALSO HAVE THE NEMENHAH RECORDS-THE AMMONITES-THE ANTI-NEPHI-LEHIES (this website is dedicated to bring these ancient records to the light for the benifit of all mankind, all of Heavenly Father’s and Heavenly Mother’s children)

We are all relations!

Joseph Smith said a man can get closer to God, and obtain more knowledge necessary for salvation, from reading the Book of Mormon, than reading any other book.

Every word in the Book of Mormon was written by Indians, the blood fathers of the present day American Indians.

Is Chief Joseph, who was born 4 years before Joseph Smith’s death “The One Mighty among them”?

Is Chief Joseph, The Indian Prophet spoken of in The Book of Mormon 2 Nephi 3: 24

In 2 Nephi 3:24 it reads: “And there shall rise up one mighty among them”. The Book of Mormon today has in the footnote for this verse “Joseph Smith” as being the one who will rise up, however, earlier versions of the Book of Mormon have it recorded as “an Indian Prophet”.

Note: This is not referring the D&C 85:7 The one mighty and strong

Here is a link of a scanned copy of an earlier edition of the Book of Mormon showing the original footnote.

Notice how footnote ‘l’ says “an Indian prophet” when referring to the scripture 2 Nephi 3:24 where it says “And there shall rise up one mighty among them”.

 

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Reference: http://www.weepingforzion.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/From-1905-BoM-indian-prophet.jpg

Without going into too many details it is impossible for Joseph Smith to be the “one mighty among them” as Joseph Smith is a pure Ephraimite. Lehi clearly states that this mighty person will come from the “seed” of his youngest son Joseph. Not only is it impossible for Joseph Smith to be the “one mighty among them”, but Even Spencer W. Kimball apparently knew it was not Joseph Smith when he gave a talk (as the Prophet) and spoke about this very scripture. Below is the conference talk reference with a quote from the talk:

President Spencer W. Kimball:

“The Lamanites must rise in majesty and power.” (Conference Reports, Oct. 1947) “The Lamanites must rise in majesty and power. We must look forward to the day when they will be “white and delightsome” (2 Ne. 5:21; 2 Ne. 30:6), sharing the freedoms and blessings which we enjoy; when they shall have economic security, culture, refinement, and education; when they shall be operating farms and businesses and industries and shall be occupied in the professions and in teaching; when they shall be organized into wards and stakes of Zion, furnishing much of their own leadership; when they shall build and occupy and fill the temples, and serve in them as the natives are now serving in the Hawaiian Temple where I found last year the entire service conducted by them and done perfectly. And in the day when their prophet shall come, one shall rise. . . mighty among them . . . being an instrument in the hands of God, with exceeding faith, to work mighty wonders (2 Ne. 3:24).”

I believe this is Chief  Cloudpiler’s Nemenhah Band that is being restored Today!!!

“We must look forward to the day when they will be;

white and delightsome.(white and delightsome means – full of truth and light, not the color of their skin.)

I’m talking about knowing, the person in 2 Nephi 3:24 is 

“an Indian Prophet.”

The Original 1830 Copy of The Book of Mormon The footnote to this verse, reference is Indian Prophet (today in our copy of the Book of Mormon it has been changed to mean Joseph Smith the prophet).

Chief Joseph

Hin-mah-too-yah-lat-kekt, Hinmatóowyalahtq̓it in Americanist orthography, popularly known as Chief Joseph, or Young Joseph (March 3, 1840 – September 21, 1904), succeeded his father Tuekakas (Chief Joseph the Elder) as the leader of the Wal-lam-wat-kain (Wallowa) band of Nez Perce, a Native American tribe indigenous to the Wallowa Valley in northeastern Oregon, in the interior Pacific Northwest region of the United States.

Chief Joseph is buried in Nespelem, Washington, where many of his tribe’s members still live.

He led his band during the most tumultuous period in their contemporary history when they were forcibly removed from their ancestral lands in the Wallowa Valley by the United States federal government and forced to move northeast, onto the significantly reduced reservation in Lapwai, Idaho Territory.

A series of events which culminated in episodes of violence led those Nez Perce who resisted removal including Joseph’s band and an allied band of the Palouse tribe to take flight to attempt to reach political asylum, ultimately with the Lakota chief Sitting Bull in Canada.

They were pursued by the U.S. Army in a campaign led by General Oliver O. Howard. This 1,170-mile (1,900 km) fighting retreat by the Nez Perce in 1877 became known as the Nez Perce War.

The skill with which the Nez Perce fought and the manner in which they conducted themselves in the face of incredible adversity led to widespread admiration among their military adversaries and the American public.

Coverage of the war in United States newspapers led to widespread recognition of Joseph and the Nez Perce. For his principled resistance to the removal, he became renowned as a humanitarian and peacemaker.

However, modern scholars like Robert McCoy and Thomas Guthrie argue that this coverage, as well as Joseph’s speeches and writings, distorted the true nature of Joseph’s thoughts and gave rise to a “mythical” Chief Joseph as a “red Napoleon” that served the interests of the Anglo-American narrative of manifest destiny.
Contents
1 Background
2 Leadership of the Nez Perce
3 Nez Perce War
4 Aftermath
5 Oral History
6 Films and books about Chief Joseph
7 Legacy
8 References
9 Further reading
10 External links

Chief Joseph was born Hinmuuttu-yalatlat (alternatively Hinmaton-Yalaktit or Hin-mah-too-yah-lat-kekt, Nez Perce:

“Thunder Rolling Down the Mountain”

or ‘,Hinmatóoyalahtq’it“Thunder traveling to higher areas”)

in the Wallowa Valley of north eastern Oregon.

He was known as Young Joseph during his youth because his father, Tuekakas, was baptized with the same Christian name, later becoming known as “Old Joseph” or “Joseph the Elder.”

While initially hospitable to the region’s newcomers, Joseph the Elder grew wary when settlers wanted more Indian lands. Tensions grew as the settlers appropriated traditional Indian lands for farming and grazing livestock.

Isaac Stevens, governor of the Washington Territory, organized a council to designate separate areas for natives and settlers in 1855. Joseph the Elder and the other Nez Perce chiefs signed a treaty with the United States establishing a Nez Perce reservation encompassing 7.7 million acres (31,000 km²) in present-day Idaho, Washington, and Oregon.

The 1855 reservation maintained much of the traditional Nez Perce lands, including Joseph’s Wallowa Valley.

An influx of new settlers caused by a gold rush led the government to call a second council in 1863. Government commissioners asked the Nez Perce to accept a new, much smaller reservation of 760,000 acres (3,100 km2) situated around the village of Lapwai in Idaho, and excluding the Wallowa Valley.

In exchange, they were promised financial rewards and schools and a hospital for the reservation. Chief Lawyer and one of his allied chiefs signed the treaty on behalf of the Nez Perce Nation, but Joseph the Elder and several other chiefs were opposed to selling their lands, and did not sign.

Their refusal to sign caused a rift between the “non-treaty” and “treaty” bands of Nez Perce. The “treaty” Nez Perce moved within the new reservation’s boundaries, while the “non-treaty” Nez Perce remained on their lands. Joseph the Elder demarcated Wallowa land with a series of poles, proclaiming, “Inside this boundary all our people were born.

It circles the graves of our fathers, and we will never give up these graves to any man.”

Leadership of the Nez Perce Joseph the Younger succeeded his father as leader of the Wallowa band in 1871.

Before his death, the latter counseled his son:

“My son, my body is returning to my mother earth, and my spirit is going very soon to see the Great Spirit Chief.

When I am gone, think of your country.

You are the chief of these people.

They look to you to guide them.

Always remember that your father never sold his country.

You must stop your ears whenever you are asked to sign a treaty selling your home.

A few years more and white men will be all around you.

They have their eyes on this land. My son, never forget my dying words.

This country holds your father’s body.

Never sell the bones of your father and your mother.”

Joseph commented “I clasped my father’s hand and promised to do as he asked.

A man who would not defend his father’s grave is worse than a wild beast.”

An 1889 photograph of Joseph speaking to ethnologist Alice Cunningham Fletcher and her interpreter James Stuart.The non-treaty Nez Perce suffered many injustices at the hands of settlers and prospectors, but out of fear of reprisal from the militarily superior Americans, Joseph never allowed any violence against them, instead making many concessions to them in hopes of securing peace.

In 1873, Joseph negotiated with the federal government to ensure his people could stay on their land in the Wallowa Valley.

But in 1877, the government reversed its policy, and Army General Oliver Howard threatened to attack if the Wallowa band did not relocate to the Idaho Reservation with the other Nez Perce.

Joseph reluctantly agreed.

Before the outbreak of hostilities, General Howard held a council at Fort Lapwai to try to convince Joseph and his people to relocate.

Joseph finished his address to the general, which focused on human equality, by expressing his “[disbelief that] the Great Spirit Chief gave one kind of men the right to tell another kind of men what they must do.” Howard reacted angrily, interpreting the statement as a challenge to his authority.

When Toohoolhoolzote protested, he was jailed for five days.

The day following the council, Joseph, White Bird, and Looking Glass all accompanied Howard to look at different areas.

Howard offered them a plot of land that was inhabited by Whites and Native Americans, promising to clear them out. Joseph and his chieftains refused, adhering to their tribal tradition of not taking what did not belong to them.

Unable to find any suitable uninhabited land on the reservation, Howard informed Joseph that his people had thirty days to collect their livestock and move to the reservation. Joseph pleaded for more time, but Howard told him that he would consider their presence in the Wallowa Valley beyond the thirty-day mark an act of war.

Returning home, Joseph called a council among his people. At the council, he spoke on behalf of peace, preferring to abandon his father’s grave over war.

Toohoolhoolzote, insulted by his incarceration, advocated war.

The Wallowa band began making preparations for the long journey, meeting first with other bands at Rocky Canyon. At this council too, many leaders urged war, while Joseph argued in favor of peace.

While the council was underway, a young man whose father had been killed rode up and announced that he and several other young men had already killed four white settlers. Still hoping to avoid further bloodshed, Joseph and other non-treaty Nez Perce leaders began moving people away from Idaho.

Nez Perce War
Map of the flight of the Nez Perce and key battle sitesThe Nez Perce War was the name given to the U.S. Army’s pursuit of about 750 Nez Perce and a small allied band of the Palouse tribe who had fled toward freedom. Initially they had hoped to take refuge with the Crow nation in the Montana Territory, but when the Crow refused to grant them aid, the Nez Perce went north in an attempt to reach asylum with Sioux Chief Sitting Bull and his followers who had fled to Canada in 1876.

For over three months, the Nez Perce out maneuvered and battled their pursuers traveling 1,170 miles (1,880 km) across Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Wyoming, and Montana.

General Howard, leading the opposing cavalry, was impressed with the skill with which the Nez Perce fought, using advance and rear guards, skirmish lines, and field fortifications. Finally, after a devastating five-day battle during freezing weather conditions with no food or blankets, with the major war leaders dead, Joseph formally surrendered to General Nelson Appleton Miles on October 5, 1877 in the Bear Paw Mountains of the Montana Territory, less than 40 miles (60 km) south of Canada in a place close to the present-day Chinook in Blaine County.

The battle is remembered in popular history by the words attributed to;

Joseph at the formal surrender:

Tell General Howard I know his heart.

What he told me before, I have it in my heart.

I am tired of fighting.

Our chiefs are killed;

Looking Glass is dead,

Too-hul-hul-sote is dead.

The old men are all dead.

It is the young men who say yes or no.

He who led on the young men is dead.

It is cold, and we have no blankets; the little children are freezing to death.

My people, some of them, have run away to the hills, and have no blankets, no food.

No one knows where they are—perhaps freezing to death.

I want to have time to look for my children;

and see how many of them I can find.

Maybe I shall find them among the dead.

Hear me, my chiefs!

I am tired; my heart is sick and sad.

From where the sun now stands, I will fight no more forever.

The popular legend deflated, however, when the original pencil draft of the report was revealed to show the handwriting of the later poet and lawyer Lieutenant Charles Erskine Scott Wood, who claimed to have taken down the great chief’s words on the spot. In the margin it read, “Here insert Joseph’s reply to the demand for surrende”

Although Joseph was not technically a war chief and probably did not command the retreat, many of the chiefs who did had died. His speech brought attention – and therefore credit – his way. He earned the praise of General William Tecumseh Sherman and became known in the press as “The Red Napoleon”.

Aftermath
Chief Joseph and family, c. 1880.Joseph’s fame did him little good. By the time Joseph surrendered, 150 of his followers had been killed or wounded. Their plight, however, did not end. Although he had negotiated a safe return home for his people, General Sherman forced Joseph and four hundred followers to be taken on unheated rail cars to Fort Leavenworth in eastern Kansas to be held in a prisoner of war campsite for eight months. Toward the end of the following summer the surviving Nez Perce were taken by rail to a reservation in the Indian Territory (now Oklahoma) for seven years. Many of them died of epidemic diseases while there.

In 1879, Chief Joseph went to Washington, D.C. to meet with President Rutherford B. Hayes and plead the case of his people. Although Joseph was respected as a spokesman, opposition in Idaho prevented the U.S. government from granting his petition to return to the Pacific Northwest. Finally, in 1885, Chief Joseph and his followers were allowed to return to the Pacific Northwest to settle on the reservation around Kooskia, Idaho. Instead, Joseph and others were taken to the Colville Indian Reservation far from both their homeland in the Wallowa Valley and the rest of their people in Idaho.

Joseph continued to lead his Wallowa band on the Colville Reservation, at times coming into conflict with the leaders of 11 other tribes living on the reservation. Chief Moses of the Sinkiuse-Columbia in particular resented having to cede a portion of his people’s lands to Joseph’s people, who had “made war on the Great Father.”

In his last years Joseph spoke eloquently against the injustice of United States policy toward his people and held out the hope that America’s promise of freedom and equality might one day be fulfilled for Native Americans as well. In 1897, he visited Washington again to plead his case. He rode in a parade honoring former President Ulysses Grant in New York City with Buffalo Bill Cody but he was a topic of conversation for his headdress more than his mission.

In 1903, Chief Joseph visited Seattle, a booming young town, where he stayed in the Lincoln Hotel as guest to Edmond Meany, a history professor at the University of Washington.

It was there that he also befriended Edward Curtis, the photographer, who took one of his most memorable and well-known photographs.

He also visited President Theodore Roosevelt in Washington that year. Everywhere he went, it was to make a plea for what remained of his people to be returned to their home in the Wallowa Valley.

But it would never happen.

An indomitable voice of conscience for the West, he died in September 1904, still in exile from his homeland, according to his doctor “of a broken heart.” Meany and Curtis would help his family bury their chief near the village of Nespelem.

Helen Hunt Jackson recorded one early Oregon settler’s tale of his encounter with Joseph in her 1902 Glimpses of California and the Missions:

Why I got lost once, an’ I came right on [Chief Joseph's] camp before I knowed it . . . ‘t was night, ‘n’ I was kind o’ creepin’ along cautious, an’ the first thing I knew there was an Injun had me on each side, an’ they jest marched me up to Jo’s tent, to know what they should do with me …

Well; ‘n’ they gave me all I could eat, ‘n’ a guide to show me my way, next day, ‘n’ I could n’t make Jo nor any of ‘em take one cent. I had a kind o’ comforter o’ red yarn, I wore rund my neck; an’ at last I got Jo to take that, jest as a kind o’ momento.”
The Chief Joseph band of Nez Perce Indians who still live on the Colville Reservation bear his name in tribute to their prestigious leader. Joseph is buried in Nespelem, Washington, where many of his tribe’s members still live.

It is recorded that Chief Joseph’s father, also named Joseph, was a man of great vision who saw beyond any others in the Nez Perce Native American tribes.

Chief Joseph’s father requested that Chief Joseph not sell the 7.7 million acres of their lands in North America, and that Chief Joseph protect and guard his burial place;

And Chief Joseph promised to do these things.

During the treaty of Chief Joseph prior to the surrender of the Nez Perce people, the Nimiipuu, the Coyote People, Chief Joseph and his people were promised their lands, but after the treaty was signed, illegal proceedings took place and Chief Joseph was betrayed by the United States Army General Howard and party affiliates.

After the treaty was signed by Chief Joseph, General Howard gave Chief Joseph 30 days in the brutal harsh winter to get to the reservation awaiting his people, most of whom died from disease and desperation, heartache.

The prized Appaloosa pony was the Nez Perce pride and joy, a horse breed they bred and treated as family.

In the forced evacuation from the Nez Perce territory and home lands, the ponies were forced to move east as well, and in crossing one of the raging freezing rivers, 3,500 ponies died and lay crushed on the banks of both sides of the river for as far as the eyes could see and beyond…

Laurel Marie Shanahan Sobol would always love her adopted family Nez Perce Nimiipuu, and became an advocate for all of the Great Spirit’s creation,

God Almighty, and to the very time of her existence on earth she works to restore peace globally and to defend those bullied such as her people in America and around the world. Laurel wrote many books on the Nez Perce people and their beautiful legends,of which one was given to the Nez Perce Nature Conservancy in Yellowstone Wyoming as a gift upon the request of the book on the part of the Conservancy in 2012.

Oral History, A handwritten document mentioned in the Oral History of the Grande Ronde recounts an 1872 experience by Oregon pioneer Henry Young and two friends in search of acreage at Prairie Creek, east of Wallowa Lake.

Young’s party was surrounded by 40-50 Nez Perce led by Chief Joseph.

The Chief told Young that white men were not welcome near Prairie Creek, and Young’s party was forced to leave without violence.[16]

Films and books about Chief Joseph
A wall-mounted quote by Joseph in The American Adventure in the World Showcase pavilion of Walt Disney World’s Epcot.Chief Joseph has been portrayed in poems, books, television episodes, and feature films.

The saga of Chief Joseph is depicted in the 1982 poem “Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce” by Robert Penn Warren. In the children’s fiction book, Thunder Rolling in the Mountains, by Newbery medalist Scott O’Dell and Elizabeth Hall, the story of Chief Joseph is told by Joseph’s daughter, Sound of Running Feet.

In the 1958 episode “The Gatling Gun” of the ABC/Desilu western television series, The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, deputy U.S. Marshal Wyatt Earp, played by series star Hugh O’Brian, and his guide, “Mr. Cousin” (Rico Alaniz), follow orders from General Sherman to recover a Gatling gun captured by the Nez Perce. Richard Garland plays the part of the compassionate Chief Joseph, who laments the state of war between the Indians and in this case a militia of white land grabbers. Marshal Earp in his conversation with Chief Joseph indicates that justice to the Indians could be a half century in the future. Earp proclaims his Christian belief that all will obtain fair treatment in the hereafter if not conveniently in this life. The episode is set in Idaho, far from Dodge City, Kansas, where Earp was based.[17]

Chief Joseph is portrayed sympathetically in Will Henry’s 1959 novel of the Nez Perce War, From Where The Sun Now Stands. The book won the 1960 Western Writers of America Spur Award for Best Novel of the West.

Notable among films is I Will Fight No More Forever, a 1975 historical drama starring Ned Romero.

From 1969 to 1970, the late actor George Mitchell played Chief Joseph on Broadway in the play Indians, the source of Robert Altman’s film Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull’s History Lesson.

Legacy[edit]Numerous structures, including schools, dams and roads, have been named for Joseph, as well as several geographic features. Some of the most notable of these are Chief Joseph Scenic Byway in Wyoming, and Chief Joseph Dam on the Columbia River in Washington. Chief Joseph Dam is the second largest hydropower producer in the U.S. and is the only dam in the Northwest named after an American Indian.

The city of Joseph, Oregon is also named for the chief, as well as Joseph Canyon and Joseph Creek, on the Oregon-Washington border, and Chief Joseph Pass in Montana. Chief Joseph is depicted on previously issued $200 Series I Savings bonds.

In July 2012, Chief Joseph’s 1870s war shirt was sold to a private collection for the sum of $877,500.
The Book of Mormon is the true and only religion of the American Indians fathers, and through their faith and prayers it is handed down to the present day American Indians, that they might know of the truths of God.

Let’s have another sacred talk about these ancient records;

And about the Nemenhah.
Moroni (MorHonayah) teaches us how to care for Mother Earth and her resources. Within his record are many other concepts that are very important to us historically and as a people and a little Nation within a Nation.

In order for the future Zion to be built again on this North American Continant, we must join with, and pitch-in, and help the cause of Zion to move forward in the 21 century…

And live in peace for The 1000 Year Millenial Reign of The Lord…

The King of Zion… 

The Nemenhah are the model for us to follow, they are and were the model for us. Having all things in common… They have been, and are in the process of being fully restored in these modern daysThrough Chief Cloudpiler and under his direction and through spiritual adoption, we can become one people, a nation of healers…medicine men and medicine women…

Support the Nemenhah, Today!!! 

Be part of Zion in the Americas, again…

Be adopted into the very family of the angel Moroni.

Moroni has alot to do, and has done alot, in the restoration of all things.

MorHonayah

The four great pillars of The Nemenhah Nation and The Native American church of the Nemenhah are;

1) Knowledge =Gospel

2) Sacrifice

3)Virtue

4) Consecration:

 From the records we discover…

MorHonayah is Moroni…

The Record of Mor-Honayah
The Son of Mormon
Mor-Honayah paid tribute to Heinmet for his great efforts in seeking to preserve the Nemenhah nation from the threat of the encroaching wars of the Land Southward.

Mor-Honayah described his life.

He became the high priest of Mentinah  and later of Elak Kowat.

He wrote about the priesthood, about the present day, about the Way, about taking care of the Earth, etc.

Chapter Seven

1)  Now, when I had established my own settlement, those who joined with me in it undertook to bring timber down out of the mountains on the East side of;

*The Valley of Mentinah.  (Salt Lake area of Utah, the Wasach Front and up into Manti and Sanpete and the City of Moroni today.)

And we sawed the timber and made posts and beams, boards and planks the likes of which the Nemenhah of Mentinah were wont to use in the building of houses and other structures, as also for furniture and certain useful tools.

2)  And we discovered that the trees of the valley were not fast growing and it became important to carefully replant the trees as we cut them, lest the mountains become a waste place.

For, we had seen the same take place across the desert where Father Hagoth made his first settlement.

3)  For, in the days of Heinmet’s stewardship, the people there had taken all the trees in their preparations for war.

And they used them up in all their preparations so that the hills and the mountains were denuded completely.

And this proved to be a great folly for them, for without the trees tohold the moisture and the rains, and also to stabilize the earth, the waters ran quickly over it.

And when the snows melted in the spring, the waters ran quickly into the gullies and the valleys and stayed not at all in the soil.

And because of this folly, the earth did not yield up the fruits of the harvest, but became dry and burnt and the corn died but halfway to harvest.

And all this because the people, in their haste to protect and defend themselves, had not taken the time to consider the needs of the land.

4)  And there are people in that place today, but never so many as was supported in times past because of the destruction of the forests.

And in the place of many settlements and villages, as was once the state of that part of the country, there remains only one small village today.

Where once there were thousands of Nemenhah in that place, yea, tens of thousands, nowthere are only but a few hundred and they require assistance every year from the other cities.

And all this did take place in the space of but one generation and many cities and villages which had been the home of many families of the Nemenhah for generations were become desolate and empty.

5)  And we did not wish this to happen in our own valley.

Wherefore, we took great care to replant three trees for every one that we cut down.

And in this manner we did continue to build up the forests of Mentinah.

And all the people who cut trees did begin to emulate our practice.

6)  And the waters that came down out of the mountains each spring did continue well into the summer.

And we had much water for our crops and our livestock.

And behold, the shallow lake that filled the southern end of the valley continued to produce fish for meal and birds of all kinds for the table.

7)  And above the lake the Nemenhah worked the ground and planted grain of all kinds. And also they did move livestock up into the hills on the west side for there was much grass there. And they ran stock in the hills from which the people made all manner of clothing from the wool and the hair, and also of which they had meat and meal.

8)  And also, when one crossed through the mountains which protected the Valley of Mentinah on the west, there were yet other valleys.

And in one just westand north of Mentinah, there was a great lake around which the Nemenhah did build many villages. Yea, the lake gathered many waters from the mountains far in the east and many villages were built up upon its shores.

9)  And this lake was deep and full of fish of larger size than those which inhabited the lake at Mentinah. And these fish provided much food for the people. And they also planted fruit and grain of every kind along the shores of the lake, and there was much game.

10)  But west of the lake there are mountains that are filled with many kinds of ores.

Yea, there one may find iron and copper, beryl and gold in some quantity. And these the people smelted into all manner of useful tools.

And also they found and quarried stone of great beauty that proved very useful in industry and in the making of tools and of ornament.

11)  And again further north there was a lake of salt water like unto the sea.

And this place was largely barren except in the places where fresh water did run into it.

And the people did not build many settlements there, except in those places where the salt was dried and harvested.

And in these places were a few settlements built up to accommodate those who made their living drying salt for trade with other cities and settlements of the Nemenhah.

12)  Now, certain of the Nemenhah saw that the Great War between the Nephites and the Lamanites had brought much destruction upon those parts of the Land Northward into which it had moved.

But, when the Nephites had all been destroyed and the Lamanites could not support themselves after their wants, they left many horses and beasts of burden upon the land. And many of the Nemenhah took up these horses and beasts and brought them into their own lands and husbanded them.

13)  And these beasts became popular for transport, both the cattle and the horses, but most especially the horses.

For, upon the plains, it could be difficult to follow the great herds on foot.

But with horses as swift as the herds, and requiring no special provender, they were able to greatly improve their manner of living.

14)  And the people of Nespelhem became great in the breeding and management of these horses and they did produce them in great numbers.

And behold, so proficient did they become in their management, that they did bring into breeding the production of such variations in color, in size and in form that they did greatly improve them.

15)  Now, among their horses there was a kind that pleased me very much.

Yea, and it also pleased several of the men with whom I had established my settlement.

And this kind of horse had a body all of one dark color such as black or brown but the hindmost parts were white as with a blanket. 

And some almost white as with a blanket full of holes.

 Such was the spotting of this variety of horse and we were desirous to obtain them.

16)  For, they are beautiful and also easy to see.

And this seemed to us a good thing here in the mountains, for they would be less easy to lose in the forests with these patterns.

But this is not all.

The people of Nespelhem had bred these horses to be hard in the hoof such that they needed much less attention to keep them sound.

And they were also shorter in the body than the horses found in Mentinah and this seemed to us a better build for use in the mountains.

17)  Wherefore, I took a group of young men and boys, those who could be spared from the work of our mills, and went with them even up unto the people of Nespelhem.

And we took lumber as is used in the building of furniture and useful tools with us to trade for horses.

18)  And the people of Nespelhem would not take our lumber, for they had much timber of their own and had no need of ours.

But they did insist that we take horses with us even down into Mentinah, for they were pleased that the kind of horses they had developed for their hilly and mountainous terrain might also have usefulness in the mountains and hills of Mentinah.

And also they were wont that the line be diversified and become not too close.

And it seemed to them that some good stock from among the horses of Mentinah might be introduced into the line with out ruining it, and in this way, the line might be strengthened.

19)  And we were desirous to join with them in the breeding of these colorful horses, for there were none like them anywhere else in all the land.

Wherefore, because we liked them so much and were desirous to engage with them in their further development and preservation, the Nemenhah of Nespelhem did insist that we take of all that we desired down into Mentinah with us.

Chapter 8

to be continued…cj

 

Anything that conflicts with what is written in the Book of Mormon is not of God.

The Indians of this last day are predicted both in the Book of Mormon, and the Mormon Doctrine and Covenants to accept, and build up again Zion. (having all things in common among them) and they shall not deny that which he had received, “but they shall build upon it, and shall bring to light the true points of my doctrine, yea, and the only doctrine which is in me.” D&C 10:62  and The Mentinah Archives

The Indians are foretold to be the main ones who will build the New Jerusalem.

D & C 88: 87—93 “For not many days hence and the earth shall tremble and reel to and fro as a drunken man; and the sun shall hide his face, and shall refuse to give light; and the moon shall be bathed in blood; and the stars shall become exceedingly angry, and shall cast themselves down as a fig that falleth from off a fig-tree….

Then cometh the testimony of earthquakes, that shall cause groanings in the midst of her, and men shall fall upon the ground and shall not be able to stand.

And also cometh the testimony of the voice of thunderings, and the voice of lightnings, and the voice of tempests, and the voice of the waves of the sea heaving themselves beyond their bounds.

And all things shall be in commotion; and surely, men’s hearts shall fail them; for fear shall come upon all people.

And angels shall fly through the midst of heaven, crying with a loud voice, sounding the trump of God,, saying: Prepare ye, prepare ye, 0 inhabitants of the earth; for the judgement of our God is come…. And immediately there shall appear a great sign in heaven, and all people shall see it together.

Pearl of Great Price MOSES 7:61

and great tribulation shall be among the children of men, but my people will I preserve;

ETHER 13:8

Wherefore, the remnant of the house of Joseph shall be built upon this land; and it shall be a land of their inheritance; and they (Lamanites) shall build up a holy city unto the Lord, like unto the Jerusalem of old;…

Pearl of Great Price MOSES 7:62, 64-65

….an Holy City, that my people may gird up their loins, and be looking for the time of my coming; for there shall be my tabernacle, and it shall be called Zion, a New Jerusalem. And there shall be mine abode, and it shall be Zion, which shall come forth out of all the creations which I have made; and for the space of a thousand years the earth shall rest. And it came to pass that Enoch saw the day of the coming of the Son of Man, in the last days, to dwell on the earth in righteousness for the space of a thousand years;.

3rd Nephi, Chapter 20 verse 22 “And behold this people (the American Indians) will I establish in this land, unto the fulfilling of the covenant which I made with your father Jacob; and it shall be a New Jerusalem. And the powers of heaven shall be in the midst of this people; yea, even I will be in the midst of you.”

Verse 25 quote “And behold, ye are the children of the prophets; and ye are of the house of Israel; and ye are of the covenant which the Father made with your fathers, saying unto Abraham: And in thy seed shall all the kindreds of the earth be blessed.”

Ether, Chapter 13, verse 8 quote “Wherefore, the remnant of the house of Joseph (the American Indians, The Nemenhah) shall be built upon this land; and it shall be a land of their inheritance; and they (the American Indians, The Nemenhah) shall build up a holy city unto the Lord, like unto Jerusalem of old; they shall no more be confounded, until the end come when the earth shall pass away.”

Verse 10 quote “And then cometh the New Jerusalem; and blessed are they who dwell Therein,. . . and they who are numbered among the remnant of the seed of Joseph (the latter day Lamanites), who were of the house of Israel”: The Nemenhah Band, A Little Nation within Nations…

3rd Nephi, Chapter 21, verse 22 states if the gentiles will repent and hearken unto Christ’s words and harden not their hearts, they shall come in unto the covenant, and be numbered among the remnant of Jacob (the American Indians) of these last days, unto whom the Lord has given this land for their inheritance. ,

Verse 23 quote “And they (the gentiles) shall assist My people, the remnant of Jacob, and also as many of the house of Israel as shall come, that they may build a city, which shall be called the New Jerusalem”

In the Mormon Doctrine and Covenants, section 84, a revelation given on September 22, and 23, 1832: to Joseph Smith states that the New Jerusalem would be built on this continent before that generation of 1832 shall completely pass away. Which means real soon now, the American Indians will build the predicted New Jerusalem.”

Read The Mentinah Archives;

Keep posted here at Zionspath.com

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I believe we need to study and pray to know if these things are true…

And ask, for a confirmation of The Holy Spirit…

cj@zionspath.com

 

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Part VII The Record of MorHonayah I had established my own settlement

Greetings all my relations,

Thank you for meeting here with me today.

Let’s have another sacred talk about these ancient records;

And about the Nemenhah.
Moroni (MorHonayah) teaches us how to care for Mother Earth and her resources. Within his record are many other concepts that are very important to us historically and as a people and a little Nation within a Nation.

In order for the future Zion to be built again on this North American Continant, we must join with, and pitch-in, and help the cause of Zion to move forward in the 21 century…

And live in peace for The 1000 Year Millenial Reign of The Lord…

The King of Zion… 

The Nemenhah are the model for us to follow, they are and were the model for us. Having all things in common… They have been, and are in the process of being fully restored in these modern daysThrough Chief Cloudpiler and under his direction and through spiritual adoption, we can become one people, a nation of healers…medicine men and medicine women…

Support the Nemenhah, Today!!! 

Be part of Zion in the Americas, again…

Be adopted into the very family of the angel Moroni.

Moroni has alot to do, and has done alot, in the restoration of all things.

MorHonayah

The four great pillars of The Nemenhah Nation and The Native American church of the Nemenhah are; 

1) Knowledge =Gospel

2) Sacrifice

3)Virtue

4) Consecration:

 From the records we discover…

MorHonayah is Moroni…

The Record of Mor-Honayah
The Son of Mormon
Mor-Honayah paid tribute to Heinmet for his great efforts in seeking to preserve the Nemenhah nation from the threat of the encroaching wars of the Land Southward.

Mor-Honayah described his life.

He became the high priest of Mentinah  and later of Elak Kowat.

He wrote about the priesthood, about the present day, about the Way, about taking care of the Earth, etc.

Chapter Seven

1)  Now, when I had established my own settlement, those who joined with me in it undertook to bring timber down out of the mountains on the East side of;

*The Valley of Mentinah.  (Salt Lake area of Utah, the Wasach Front and up into Manti and Sanpete and the City of Moroni today.)

And we sawed the timber and made posts and beams, boards and planks the likes of which the Nemenhah of Mentinah were wont to use in the building of houses and other structures, as also for furniture and certain useful tools.

2)  And we discovered that the trees of the valley were not fast growing and it became important to carefully replant the trees as we cut them, lest the mountains become a waste place.

For, we had seen the same take place across the desert where Father Hagoth made his first settlement.

3)  For, in the days of Heinmet’s stewardship, the people there had taken all the trees in their preparations for war.

And they used them up in all their preparations so that the hills and the mountains were denuded completely.

And this proved to be a great folly for them, for without the trees tohold the moisture and the rains, and also to stabilize the earth, the waters ran quickly over it.

And when the snows melted in the spring, the waters ran quickly into the gullies and the valleys and stayed not at all in the soil.

And because of this folly, the earth did not yield up the fruits of the harvest, but became dry and burnt and the corn died but halfway to harvest.

And all this because the people, in their haste to protect and defend themselves, had not taken the time to consider the needs of the land.

4)  And there are people in that place today, but never so many as was supported in times past because of the destruction of the forests.

And in the place of many settlements and villages, as was once the state of that part of the country, there remains only one small village today.

Where once there were thousands of Nemenhah in that place, yea, tens of thousands, nowthere are only but a few hundred and they require assistance every year from the other cities.

And all this did take place in the space of but one generation and many cities and villages which had been the home of many families of the Nemenhah for generations were become desolate and empty.

5)  And we did not wish this to happen in our own valley.

Wherefore, we took great care to replant three trees for every one that we cut down.

And in this manner we did continue to build up the forests of Mentinah.

And all the people who cut trees did begin to emulate our practice.

6)  And the waters that came down out of the mountains each spring did continue well into the summer.

And we had much water for our crops and our livestock.

And behold, the shallow lake that filled the southern end of the valley continued to produce fish for meal and birds of all kinds for the table.

7)  And above the lake the Nemenhah worked the ground and planted grain of all kinds. And also they did move livestock up into the hills on the west side for there was much grass there. And they ran stock in the hills from which the people made all manner of clothing from the wool and the hair, and also of which they had meat and meal.

8)  And also, when one crossed through the mountains which protected the Valley of Mentinah on the west, there were yet other valleys.

And in one just westand north of Mentinah, there was a great lake around which the Nemenhah did build many villages. Yea, the lake gathered many waters from the mountains far in the east and many villages were built up upon its shores.

9)  And this lake was deep and full of fish of larger size than those which inhabited the lake at Mentinah. And these fish provided much food for the people. And they also planted fruit and grain of every kind along the shores of the lake, and there was much game.

10)  But west of the lake there are mountains that are filled with many kinds of ores.

Yea, there one may find iron and copper, beryl and gold in some quantity. And these the people smelted into all manner of useful tools.

And also they found and quarried stone of greatbeauty that proved very useful in industry and in the making of tools and of ornament.

11)  And again further north there was a lake of salt water like unto the sea.

And this place was largely barren except in the places where fresh water did run intoit.

And the people did not build many settlements there, except in those places where the salt was dried and harvested.

And in these places were a few settlements built up to accommodate those who made their living drying salt for trade with other cities and settlements of the Nemenhah.

12)  Now, certain of the Nemenhah saw that the Great War between the Nephites and the Lamanites had brought much destruction upon those parts of the Land Northward into which it had moved.

But, when the Nephites had all been destroyed and the Lamanites could not support themselves after their wants, they left many horses and beasts of burden upon the land. And many of the Nemenhah took up these horses and beasts and brought them into their own lands and husbanded them.

13)  And these beasts became popular for transport, both the cattle and the horses, but most especially the horses.

For, upon the plains, it could be difficult to follow the great herds on foot.

But with horses as swift as the herds, and requiring no special provender, they were able to greatly improve their manner of living.

14)  And the people of Nespelhem became great in the breeding and management of these horses and they did produce them in great numbers.

And behold, so proficient did they become in their management, that they did bring into breeding the production of such variations in color, in size and in form that they did greatly improve them.

15)  Now, among their horses there was a kind that pleased me very much.

Yea, and it also pleased several of the men with whom I had established my settlement.

And this kind of horse had a body all of one dark color such as black or brown but the hindmost parts were white as with a blanket. 

And some almost white as with a blanket full of holes.

 Such was the spotting of this variety of horse and we were desirous to obtain them.

16)  For, they are beautiful and also easy to see.

And this seemed to us a good thing here in the mountains, for they would be less easy to lose in the forests with these patterns.

But this is not all.

The people of Nespelhem had bred these horses to be hard in the hoof such that they needed much less attention to keep them sound.

And they were also shorter in the body than the horses found in Mentinah and this seemed to us a better build for use in the mountains.
 

17)  Wherefore, I took a group of young men and boys, those who could be spared from the work of our mills, and went with them even up unto the people of Nespelhem.

And we took lumber as is used in the building of furniture and useful tools with us to trade for horses.

18)  And the people of Nespelhem would not take our lumber, for they had much timber of their own and had no need of ours.

But they did insistthat we take horses with us even down into Mentinah, for they were pleased that the kind of horses they had developed for their hilly and mountainous terrain might also have usefulness in the mountains and hills of Mentinah.

And also they were wont that the line be diversified and become not too close.

And it seemed to them that some good stock from among the horses of Mentinah might be introduced into the line withoutruining it, and in this way, the line might be strengthened.

19)  And we were desirous to join with them in the breeding of these colorful horses, for there were none like them anywhere else in all the land.

Wherefore, because we liked them so much and were desirous to engage with them in their further development and preservation, the Nemenhah of Nespelhem did insist that we take of all that we desired down into Mentinah with us.

Chapter 8

to be continued…cj

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The Names, People and Places of the  Mentinah Archives
By
Ea-lea Powitz Peopeo

*Menintah or Mentinah Valley, Utah

*Sanpete Valley, Utah

Mentinah or Menintah is the valley where those who followed Hagoth into the mountains settled. It was named after the salt found in the south end.

Details such as Moroni’s  description of  Utah  Lake and the Great Salt Lake help pinpoint the valley to be Sanpete Valley in Utah.

There are a few things we believe we know about the valley.

In the Archives, there were several who saw our day.

One of the things they said was the pioneers would take the floor stones of the High Place to build the foundations and basements of their homes.

This happened in Moroni.

That places the City of Mentinah where Manti sits today and since the stones were taken from the north side of temple hill (the hill where the  LDS Manti  temple sits today), that must be where the seven lodges of the High Place once stood.

I think it is ironic and fitting that the LDS have a pageant at temple hill every year showing Christ coming to America, for Christ did come to that very place when;

He  visited the Nemenhah of the Mountains (except, of course, He was on the other side of the hill). There is a small body of water used for irrigation just south of Fountain Green that seems to be all that is left of the Menintah lake.

If one looks at the t errain carefully they can see how this lake was shallow and would have covered a good portion of the valley.

West of Wales is a canyon.

After you pass the outcropping of rocks that is like a gate to the canyon a large mountain with cliffs can soon be seen on the right.

Cloudpiler told me once that is where Shi-Muel loved to sit and was where the high priest fell who was broken up and it took him three days to die. 

It was his opinion/belief that Elak Kowat was located where the city of Moroni sits today. 

Moroni sits right where the valley is split by hills.

From the Archives we  know  Elak  Kowat  was  on  the  north  end  of  the  valley. 

  There  is  not  much  more  valley  northwest  of Moroni, although the valley extends many miles northeast so it is possible that city was further up on the east.

I do not know the history of Moroni, why the pioneers called the city by that name.

But Moroni is a perfect name if Elak Kowat was located there, for that was the city Moroni founded. He encouraged all the survivors of the  Nephite nation to settle there with him.

We know there is a lot of salt down by Salina.

In fact, Redmond Salt is harvested down there.

An interesting point of my own family history is Salt Creek goes out of Sanpete valley towards Nephi.

My grandfather  was from Nephi and everywhere he traveled he used  to put salt in his water because he was use to the water that came out of that creek.

I think it is also interesting that after the Archives were released my mother said she wasn’t surprised for her fathe r had told her he knew there were records in the mountains of Sanpete Valley.

He was the old LDS Stake President in Nephi and I can’t help how much more his, and the generations before him, knew about the valley. It is believed that Moroni dedicated the land for the temple in Manti. That makes perfect sense, for he was often on that site as the High Priest of Mentinah.}

Reference:  Hagmeni 4, 6, 12, 14-15, Sahnempet 34, Ougou 1, 22, 59, 79, 82, 88, 122, 173, 2 Shi-Muel 1:15-17, 2:1, 4, 3:14, 4:2, 7:2, 9:15

Mentinah Archives

The  Mentinah  Archives  are  named  after  the  first  principle  city  of  the  Nemenhah  of  the  Mountains, Mentinah,  meaning  salt.  The  land  was  called  Mentinah  or  Menintah.   It  seems  eventually  the  city  was called Mentinah and the valley Menintah. 

(See “Menintah/Mentinah (Valley)” and “Mentinah (City)” for more information.) 

There are two usages for Mentinah Archives. One is the translated records of the family line  from  Hagoth  to  the  great  grandfather  of  Chief  Joseph.  

That  record  began  to  b e  released  in  English November  11,  2004  and  the  Nemenhah  Band  and  Native  American  Traditional  Organization  holds  the copyright.

The other usage of the Mentinah Archives is the physical library of the Nemenhah of Mentinah kept.

That  library was first kept  in the  tombs  that were  found  by Hagmeni, the son of Hagoth,  which held Jaredite records behind the High Place at Mentinah. 

The copies of the plates Shiblon and Nephi provided to the Nemenhah of the Mountains  and their own records of their doings, laws and histories  were put in these tombs. 

Manti, the great  great  grandson of Hagoth, was eventually commissioned to dig out caverns  deep into a mountain that many would consider a good distance from the city.

He gives the account of this in his writings in volume three.

Records from all over the world were  brought to and stored in this library. 

We know, for example, for a time the Three Nephites, year after year brought records which were stored there.

After the city of Mentinah was destroyed, the last holdout  was the high priest with trusted men where these records were kept.

They sealed up all  entrances  at that time.

After the land became desolate some came to watch  over  the  records.  

We  know  when  Brigham  Young  came  out  here  a  copy  of  at  least  part  of  the
Archives  was given to him by the chiefs who lived here. 

{When the Native Americans were placed on the reservations, the stewardship of the library was given to members of the Mayan and the Hopi.

It seems the record keepers were handed down from generation to generation as seen in the Book of Mormon. 

Like the Nephites,  there  were  times  in  the  history  of  these  records  when  it  was  publicly  known  who  the  record keepers were and other times when it wasn’t known to keep the records safe. 

Needless to say, the Lord knew  who  the  record  keepers  were  when  he  went  to  the  Mayan  Elders,  the  stewards  at  the  time,  and requested this family line, which we call The Mentinah Archives, to be released. 

Publicly, there is not much more  known  about  the  history  of  the  Archives  more  than  what  is  written  in  “The  Short  History  of  the Archives” in the front of each volume.  However, we do know that Cesar Padilla de Ramarra was one of the record keepers.

Year after year he came up to North America to check on this library and oth ers he had
stewardship over. (See “Cesar Padilla de Ramarra” for more details.)  The  best I have been able to figure, Cesar had the same responsibility with these records as Mormon and Moroni had with the Nephite records.

We do know  prior to Cesar’s death  the stewardship of the Archives was  transferred.  We were  privately informed  after the fact that the library was moved under  the  direction  of whoever is the new steward(s)  to a more  secure  and  safe  location. 

I  have  often  speculated  that  they  were  most  likely  moved  to  the  ancient Native American and Spanish gold mines in the High Uinta of the North.

That seems to be the most logical place since those places have been well guarded and the locations have been unknown to the white man for hundreds of years.  

  The important thing to know is the Archives  are being protected by Native Americans
assigned for that purpose. 

Now, as a warning,  I have found Native Americans are very serious about their
responsibilities  and  so  it  is  my  opinion  that  it  would  be  very  unwise  for  anyone  to  try  to  look  for  these records. 

Yet, I do believe the day will come when these records will be available  again to the general public to examine as they were in the past with the Nemenhah. 

However, I do not believe it will happen before the Savior comes again.

Clearly, today, it is not safe for the location of these records to be publicly known, if it were we would probably have access to other records that are as sacred  such as the Gold Plates of the Book of Mormon which Joseph Smith handed back to Moroni for safe keeping.

  The Mentinah Archives were not some records found in an archeological dig.

They have been closely guarded by the Lord and those He had called to protect them these last two thousand years.

We would not have a translation today if He had not instigated it and had picked the different individuals to do the work.

The Lord has done with these records as He did with the Book of Mormon and that is He has made it such that if anyone wants to know if these are fiction or nonfiction;

 They can only get that information through paying the personal price of getting a proper confirmation of the Holy Ghost. 

To me that is wisdom and how it should be.}
Reference: 

Cover Page, Printers page, Updates and Information, “A Short History of the Archives”, “Foreword” to the Mentinah Archives,   Hagmeni  5,  Ougou  1,  2   Shi-Muel  3:14-15,  Title  Page  to  the  Book  of  the  High  Place,  “Mentinah  Archives Pronunciation Guide”,

1 Appendix Narrator, *Mentinah (City) Mentinah was the first city built in  the valley of Menintah. {It was located where Manti, Utah sits today.

The hill where the LDS temple sits in that city is where the Nemenhah built their seven temples, known as the  seven  lodges.  

The  early  settlers  took  the  floor  stones  of  those  lodges  to  build  the  foundations  and
basement walls of their homes.

With that knowledge it is presumed those seven lodges went up the north side of the hill starting at the bottom and going to the top.}
See:  “Menintah/Mentinah (Valley)”
Reference:  Hagmeni 4, 6, 12, 14-15, Sahnempet 7, 34, Ougou 1, 7, 22, 59, 79, 82, 88, 122, 173, 2 Shi -Muel 1:12, 15-17, 2:1, 4, 3:14, 4:2, 7:2, 9:15, Manti 1:

to be continued…cj

 

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Part VI The Record Of MorHonayah; Yea, I Do See Your Day, There Shall Be Wars And Rumors Of War.

Greetimgs all my relations,

With great honor I present to you the Record of MorHonayah, Moroni see our day…

 Chapter Six

1) Now, I write these things unto you for what I deem to be a good purpose.

For, I could have laid down my stylus and made no more mark upon plates of metal than those which I have already made and hidden up in the earth.

Yea, I could have been done with all that the Lord had commanded me to write concerning
my stewardship among the Nephites.

2) But behold, He has not seen fit to let me remain idle now that my days are lengthened, but He has wrought upon me powerfully by the Holy Ghost.

And I deem it of some importance that I write these more personal words unto you who will surely read these things in the day that the Lord does bring them out of obscurity.

For behold, as I have said before, I have seen your day.

Yea, I have observed your doing.

And it is a good purpose in the Lord that you should receive the writings of one who has spent the more part of his life in the midst of war and of bloodshed.

3) Yea, I do see your day, that in it there shall be wars and rumors of war.

And your young men and even your young women shall for the sake of peace and safety run headlong into destruction.

Yea, they shall cry Peace and Safety as they charge their perceived enemy with horrible death.

And in this they shall but repeat that which they shall have heard spoken from the pulpit of the synagogues.

Yea, at the feet of their prophets shall they hear the preaching of war and the justifying of death and destruction.

And all the people shall pray for their deliverance and the death of all who might oppose them.

And this unthinking prayer shall fall from the lips of even the shepherds, and this shall be their teaching.

4) Yea, they shall cry Peace and Safety, Peace and Safety;

 Then speedily shall destruction come.

For, their young men and even their women shall speed to the fore of the battle with these words on their lips.

 And destruction shall be all their desire and all their prayer.

5) And their fathers shall likewise pray for the destruction of all who might oppose them. And their mothers shall also pray for their deliverance and for the destruction of their adversaries in battle.

Yea, and their tender brothers and sisters shall be taught also to pray for their success and that they might be preserved.

But they shall not know that in this prayer they but beg their God to deliver the enemy up to destruction.

6) And their pastors and their teachers shall justify this prayer and this oblation unto death and darkness.

And they shall stand them up on pulpits and on raised platforms and they shall preach all that is required to justify the death of men and of women, of boys and of girls, all for the sake of peace and of safety.

7) And they shall not see the folly in praying for the peace that is bought with blood and with terror.

Yea, the whole earth shall stink with it, and the field shall be darkened with it.

The song and voice of a generation shall be swallowed up in it and the sight of the seer shall be darkened by it.

Yet, shall they pray for the success of their own in it.

Yea, they shall pray to God in Heaven for the death of their enemy and shall call this a prayer for peace.

For behold, peace shall have but one significance to them, that all men shall see things their way.

And for this shall they take up weapons of war and they shall destroy fathers and mothers, brothers and sisters, and call themselves the very elect of God.

And they shall surely justify themselves, for did they not hear even the same from the Lord’s Anointed?

9)  But I say unto you, All you who would take up Zion again and plant her in your hearts  if you would be the messengers of peace, do not deliver your message with the sword. If you would raise up an ensign of peace unto your adversary in the field, let it not be withthe war cry that you deliver it.

If you would be a light unto the world and put your lamp upon the bushel before the household, have a care that it not burn down the house and the city.

Yea, let it not be in the name of the Lord that you strike off the head and part the body of he whom someone has called your enemy.

10)  For none shall bring again Zion by the work of destruction, even war.

Let none deceive you.

There is no cause that shall justify the taking of the life of man or woman, save it be by the word and will of God alone.

And you may believe it; He shall not use any lofty words to puff you up should it be His will that you take the life of any person.

11)  Nay, you shall hear the command and the Holy Ghost shall confirm it, and that is all. Nay, do not expect men to stand and extol you or your calling.

Do not expect prophets to cry over your worthiness.

Do not even expect to feel justified in it yourself, nay, not in any way.

And if it be so hard a thing to take the life of man when the Creator of Heaven and of Earth shall require it at your hands, do not allow mere men to puff you up in the work of destruction to but fulfill their earthly purposes.

12)  For, show me the man who has received of Heaven the vision of eternity yea, who has even the vision of all things before him who does then cast all such knowledge aside that he might throw young men and women into battle for the sake of earthly things.

Nay, you cannot. For, such a man cannot exist.

But the God of Heaven and Earth does have all things before Him, yet He commands no man to battle except inpreservation of His chosen people.

13)  What then? Shall you call yourselves His chosen people?

Do you live His commandments?

Do you keep His law?

Is it to preserve this that you cast your young men into battle in far away places among people who knew nothing of your way of life?

Do you call yourselves the People of God and walk in His paths that you may so justify bringing unto them from so far away the work of death and destruction?

14)  And because you claim to be the elect of God, do you suppose that He will justify you?

Behold, the Lord is bound when we keep His commandments.

Yea, He is bound by that same law wherewith He does command us.

If we observe to do all that He does command us, there is no changeability in Him.

But, if we turn from His ways and from His commandments, behold, He shall also turn away His face from us.

We have no promise at all and may not expect anything from Him if we do not keep His commandments.

15)  Now, did He command us to hate our enemy?

Or did He warn us to render equity to them that despitefully use us?

And if it so be that our neighbor becomes our enemy, did He admonish us to go to and dig a pit for him?

Or did He teach that when the stranger comes into our midst that we should strip him and beat him and cast him out?

And has He ever taught that we ought to carefully judge our neighbor and render unto him according to our own ways and our own customs?

16)  Yet, these are the things that you shall do even unto all your neighbors, small or great.

Yea, this is the vision of your day which the Spirit has shown me.

Behold, I say unto you, There shall be some few who feel the promptings of the Spirit in the day in which these things shall be delivered up unto men to judge.

And I speak unto you as if you were here even before me.

If you be among they who shall think to bring again Zion in such a land and among such a people, let no man, be he prophet or king, convince you to go up to war.

Do not think that you can speak peace with the sword.

Do not think that you may take up the seed of Zion to plant it in your hearts;

 With the sword in your hand still steaming from the fray.

17)  Wherefore, all you Sons of God. Go not unto any war nor up unto any battle unless it is God’s war and God’s battle and be careful what you lay at His feet.

For, the prize of victory has ever been the bodies of the enemy.

Shall not the heads and arms and legs, the swords and the shafts, the horses and the chariots that you lay at the feet of your Sovereign be any different than the heads you shall bow and the arms you shall raise up unto Him, or the knees that you shall bend?

And what difference is there between your swords and theirs?

If it be man’s conflict, flee from before the face of it.

Make no war upon anyone, for perchance you prevail, shall the God of Heaven rejoice in your spoils?

And what shall you add to His storehouse but death?

18)  Now, these are words rising out of the dust.

Yea, it is as a familiar spirit thatI speak unto you.

My words are the words of one who has raised the sword against his neighbor.

Yea, I have brought down the sword and I have relieved many men and women of their limbs and their lives, and can I call myself justified in the work of destruction?

I cannot!
19)  Behold, the war between the Nephites, my people, and the Lamanites was a war of men and not of God. My father was a prophet and a man of God.

Yet, he commanded the Nephites in an iniquitous war.

And there was no justification for any of them in it, for God was not in it.

The work of death had no purpose but death.

And even I commanded the Nephites in the latter part of the war.

And there was not one of them who raised up their sword because God had commanded them. They did so only to reap a vengeance upon their enemy.

20)  Behold, were the elect of God preserved? Did it profit any man to be a Nephite in the end? Are there any of the Fair Ones left in the land who call themselves Nephite?

And did not they who are called accursed prevail against us?

Yea, for the Nephites are a race that exists no more at all.

And though they raised up their voices in mighty prayer unto God for their deliverance, did He, hearing their prayers, preserve them?

He did not.

21)  I ask you, were the Lamanites righteous?

Of a surety they were more righteous than the Nephites.

But, were they righteous?

Did they live the laws and statutes and commandments of God?

They did not!

Yet they prevailed.

And this is the thing that I should like you to consider;

 All you who would call yourselves elect.

Yea, consider these things all you who would bring again Zion in this land.

The Lamanites were wicked, yet they prevailed against the Nephites.

The prayers of the Nephites were as sounding brass.

It is not to be judged who is elect and who is not.

The wars of men never have for their purpose to bring about righteousness, any more than the war between the Nephites and the Lamanites had for its purpose to establish righteousness in the land.

Nay!

The Nephites desired only the death of the Lamanites and the Lamanites desired only the death of the Nephites.

If you take war into a foreign land and to a foreign people in order to establish peace in your own land, you shall harvest the hurricane.

You cannot sow peace with death.

You cannot get safety by killing your neighbor.

23)  Let this be a tradition and a custom unto you, as it has become a custom among the Nemenhah – that you go not up to battle until the Lord shall be your commander.

For, in the day that you raise up some man to command you;

 You have raised up a golden calf.

And in the day that you rely upon the arm of the flesh to establish peace in the land, in that day you shall have planted in the hearts of men an abomination that shall make the nation desolate.

Yea, the nation shall become as a barren woman who sits upon the ground.

For, the Lord shall not hear the prayers of that nation, and is this not desolation?

Chapter Seven

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Part V The Record of MorHonayah; Moroni Goes Upon The Way and Sees Us In Our Day

Greetings all my relations,

MorHonayah sees us in our day.

It is a great honor and privilege to continue with the ancient record of MorHonayah.

Chapter Five

1) And the Nemenhah did remain in the ways of the Lord.

Yea, they did not depart from them and, indeed they had never departed from them, except in the forty years of the stewardship of Heinmet.

But behold, they had not actually left the path of righteousness during that time, only that they had not all things in common.

In this they had left Zion and had returned unto the ways of the world. But they did no mean or low thing, nor caused that anyone should sin, but continued to follow the precepts of righteousness.

Yea, they did justify themselves in building up their armies and their cities in preparation to defend themselves against the Lamanites and the Gadiantonhem.

And in this was no sin.

But they did not preserve Zion in their hearts as their fathers did before them.

2) And in this I see the seeds of a great wickedness.

For, had they remained in it even after Heinmet had seen that he had led the people in the wrong path and made efforts to correct his error, behold, the Nemenhah would have been no more, just as the Nephites are no more.

Yea, they should have all been destroyed from off the face of this land.

For, their fear of war would have overcome them, even as that
fear overcame the Nephites.

And it was fear of destruction that brought upon the Nephites their own lust
for the destruction of the Lamanites.

3) Behold and heed my words all you who would read these writings and ponder them in your hearts.

You shall have prophets among you who will be of great use to you in deciding your paths.

And when you have confirmed their words by the gift and power of the Holy Ghost, and that Holy Ghost has confirmed that the words they speak in prophecy unto you are indeed the word and will of God, and you take them up and act upon them, see that you do not then turn from them.

For if you do, the Lord shall turn from
you.

4) And even if you do not turn altogether from the thing in which the Lord shall direct you, but only in some particular or another, repent quickly.

For the Lord will hold you to your promises.

And should you covenant with the Lord in a thing and then break from that stewardship, it would be better for you that you had died in that moment instead.

For you shall surely suffer the curse that is upon this land and your suffering shall be great.

5) And if as a people the Lord does lead you and guide you and give unto you commandments, the fulfillment of them shall bring great blessings unto you as a nation.

But if you turn from that guidance and make laws unto yourselves that are contrary to the commandments that the Lord shall have given you, woe unto you!

For this is what the Nephites did and their collapse and destruction was complete.

6) Or do you suppose that the Lord will confirm you in your disobedience?

He shall not!

But you shall be under His condemnation as a whole people until the day in which He does lift the curse from off of this land.

But behold, desire it not!

For in the moment that He does lift the curse from off of this land, then shall the peculiar blessing upon this land also be removed.

Behold, this blessing is great and is put upon this land in order that it might be a place wherein the Lord might nurture Zion in peace.

7) Now I say these things unto you, as a voice speaking unto you out of the past and out of the dust, because I have seen your day and your doing.

You are as the Nephites in this respect, for the Lord has shown unto you His great power and also His great love.

And He shall have given unto you commandments which you shall take up with a covenant.

And you shall call yourselves a covenant people and blessed above all the people of the earth and elect.

8) But I have also seen that you shall reject the counsel of God in respect to that manner in which the People of God ought to live.

And you shall altogether take back into your bosoms all the things of the world.

And you shall desire again the esteem of the world over the love of God.

And even you shall shrug and wink at the condemnation of God until it become a thing of naught in your minds and a thing to be discounted and ignored because of all the other things that you do for the Lord and His righteousness.

9) Yea, I have seen how great shall be the preaching of religion among you.

But behold, you cannot preach the truth if you do not live it.

Yea, your preaching will have a form of godliness;

But it shall deny the power thereof.

10) And I have seen the Church, as you shall call it in your day, with its temples and synagogues that you shall build up unto the Lord.

And I have seen your dedications and your oblations of money and costly things in these great buildings that you shall raise up unto Him.

But can a temple built by your hands be the Lord’s house, and can you expect the Lord to abide in it when you do not His commandments?

11) Behold, you may dedicate every rock on the face of the earth to the Lord, but if you dedicate not your own hearts it will avail you nothing.

Yea, there shall be countless many who walk within the halls which you shall dedicate.

But I say unto you, Only they who dedicate their hearts shall feel the presence of the Lord in such places.

12) Behold, all this did the Nemenhah in the days of Heinmet’s stewardship.

Or do you think that they did not dedicate their earthen works of defense unto the Lord?

And did you think that the great army that they built up was comprised of unworthy and unrighteous men?

Do not think it.

13) But in it the Nemenhah pleased not God in all that they did in preparing for the war that should soon come into the Land Northward.

With all their prayers and all their dedications;

They built up a great and mighty idol;

  Athing of power that took all their efforts and occupied all their thoughts.

And is this not worship?

Did they not create a great golden calf to worship?

Behold, I have seen your day and your great golden calf!

14) Behold, the Nemenhah have rescued themselves.

Yea, they have left the path they chose for themselves and have returned again unto the right ways of the Lord, and they are preserved from all that they feared.

Could their earthen walls and works have saved them?

The Nephites had greater and yet they were driven.

Could the great army raised and supported by the Nemenhah have saved them?

The Nephites had greater and yet they utterly destroyed themselves.

15) But when the Nemenhah tore down their towers and their battlements and abandoned those that could not be torn down and when they dismissed their men of war and their army and when they returned again unto that which the Lord had commanded them, they were preserved.

Can you tear down your battlements?

Can you return again unto that wherein the Lord did command you, but because of your fear of the world you left in the dust in the place of your birth?

16) Or what shall make you any different than the Nephites or the Nemenhah?

Is it that you are so elect and so chosen that the Lord shall give you immunity to that accountability to which He has held all the rest of His children since the world was?

Can you believe that the same that befell those who walked this land before shall not befall you also?

17) And what is it that shall have so qualified you?

Are you more righteous than we?

Do you greater acts of charity?

Do you love the Lord more than we?

Do you follow His commandments with greater purpose of heart?

Are these the reasons that you shall escape the curse that has been placed upon this land and enjoy the blessing only?

18) Behold, I say unto you, Nay!

I have seen your day, and even I have read the writings of your own people.

I have heard the voice of God in the day that He shall condemn you as a nation if you do not repent.

Behold, and this before one generation had even passed from the day in which He shall have shown Himself unto you.

19) The Nemenhah have enjoyed peace in this land for hundreds of years and that peace was unbroken until they departed from that which they had covenanted with the Lord. You shall have departed from your covenant even in the first generation and shall not have returned to it even until the day the Lord shall come again.

20) As a people also you shall not have had peace, nay, not even in one generation. You shall go from the shedding of blood to the shedding of blood until it shall become a way of life unto you.

Yea, I have seen a day among your people and among your nation, in the day that the Lord shall bring this record into the light, when all your citizens shall celebrate your wars even when you shall have escaped destruction by them.

21) And I have seen you raise up your symbols and make oblations and praise yourselves because of your successes in war, and your heroes shall all be warriors.

And I have even seen how you play at war and teach your children to exercise themselves in it so that when they are older they shall be the more easily trained to put aside all goodness.

Yea, your warriors shall not be taught to pray for deliverance from battle, but they shall only pray for victory and praise themselves for their might.

22) And shall your leaders and your prophets stand upon the battlements and upon the walls decrying these things?

Shall your great men warn against them?

They shall not, but they shall comfort themselves and speak of the good purposes which the governors have for their wars and for their constant contention with the nations.

And they stand up before the people and teach war.

They shall extol the virtues of those few who are able to feel of the spirit even after they have engaged in the horrible work of destruction.

23) I do not say that such a thing is evil, for to feel the spirit at all must be a good thing.

But is this enough?

I say unto you, It is not.

For so taught also my father, and so also did I in the midst of the Great War, and
yet the Nephites were utterly destroyed.

24) And what is it that destroyed them?

It is that they were engulfed in that awful darkness in which men and women must sink in order that they might lift up the sword in wrath to destroy another human being.

And it is a peculiar teaching that takes a young and tender youth from his mother’s bosom and from his father’s knee and makes of him a monstrous thing.

I know whereof I speak, for it was my business to do such things.

And even I cannot escape the memory of it today – how that I took the young men among the Nephites and made them an army of warriors.

This memory continues to harrow up my soul, and though I spend the rest of my life atoning for my part in the destruction of the Nephites, I think I shall still feel the anguish of it all the days of my life.

25) Wherefore I ask you, ought not every prophet spend a lifetime in decrying this awful wickedness?

Should there ever be found a true prophet who can condone the work of destruction and remain a prophet?

This, I think, is a thing impossible to ask.

26) I know that I shall be called a prophet in the latter days, but I say unto you, How could the Nephites see me as prophet and commander all at once?

How could I speak words of peace in their ears and then lead them into the work of destruction?

Nay, the commander in war is never a prophet unto his people, for, one cannot say in one breath, Love Thy Neighbor, and then put him to death by the sword.

27) Now, there have been great men and women whom the Lord has called out particularly to take the life of man.

Nephi of old was one, as was also Hagmeni and his sons.

Behold, for the sake of a nation, they did take life.

But this is not the horrible work of destruction, even war.

For war takes not only the life of the individual wicked man or woman, it robs a generation of peace.

It does not simply root out a singular wickedness, but creates a general desire to do wickedness both night and day and out of necessity justifies itself.

28) And it is because of this that the Lord speaks peace unto the soul. He speaks peaceable things of love, gentleness and charity.

He stirs no man up to open and wicked war.

He justifies no man in it.

Nay, this is not the way of the Lord.

It was not the Lord who called the Nephites up unto battle against the Lamanites.

Behold, my father knew and so did I, that had the Nephites left the field of battle, so too would the Lamanites.

For the battle had become so sore that both armies would have left it many times and returned unto their own country.

29) But the Nephites would not.

They burned in their hearts against the Lamanites.

And so too did the Lamanites burn in their hearts against the Nephites to destroy them.

In the beginning, they sought only to defend themselves against the Lamanites and the Gadiantonhem who led them.

But they were very soon so carried away with the desire to avenge themselves upon their enemies that thoughts of defense no longer entered their minds.

Or did you think that it was defense of their homes that drove them across the Land of Desolation in pursuit of the Lamanites?

And was it in defense of the Nemenhah and their lands that caused them to prosecute the war into the Land Northward even thousands of miles from their own homes?

I say unto you, Nay.

It was their lust to destroy their enemy utterly that drove them, and in the end, brought upon their destruction completely.

30) Do you seek after peace?

Do not think that I, who have seen your day and your doing, have not also seen those few who shall seek to come out of Babylon and touch not her uncleanness.

Yea, I have seen even that little flock that shall bring again Zion in this land.

But how shall they do it?

What example shall they use?

Shall it be the Gentiles and their ways?

Or do you suppose that the Jews might have some counsel for them?

Where shall they turn to learn what they must know in order to live in peace upon this land and enjoy the blessing of it instead of enduring the curse laid upon it?

31) Behold, shall they look up to their shepherds in that day – they who have all been warriors and who come of warrior stock and creed – they whose notions about freedom shall overturn their understanding of the commandments of God – they who shall justify even wars prosecuted in far away places whose people had not even seen their own fair homes or known their people?

Shall they teach the laying down of the unclean thing?

Shall they teach any man or woman anything about that Zion which must be built up in the
heart before it may be established in the earth?

32) I say unto you, Nay.

But, they shall surely look to their fathers to find an ensample to follow.

Yea, their hearts shall indeed turn unto the fathers, and the hearts of the fathers shall turn again unto the children.

And the whole earth shall not be wasted at the coming of the Creator.

I say unto you, Men and women shall once again walk upon the Way, and because of this, the records of the fathers shall come again into the light and be had for an ensample unto them.

Then shall they take of the things they read of the ways and customs and covenants of their fathers and, seeing distantly as if through a fog, they shall again begin to live in peace.

33) Yea, they shall have all things in common even in a time when all else is in turmoil.

And when all other peoples are at conflict one with another;

They shall have peace and shall sustain and support each other.

They shall find ways to serve one another and assist each other in coming out of the world.

And they shall spread their way of life to other people and assist them also.

Great shall be the work of a tiny flock of the children of Lehi in the last days.

34) For behold, were it not so, the world would of a surety come to naught and shall have been wasted at the coming of the Lord.

And how shall you feel, oh son of man, at the end of all things, to have as your report to the Creator of Heaven and Earth that the world was not good enough for peace and the hearts of men were not pure enough for goodness?

How shall you feel, you mothers, to have as your report unto the Creator of Heaven and Earth that the daughters of Eve could not find love enough in their hearts to preserve the Earth and they had not gratitude enough to give thanks for the good things of the Earth?

And how shall the Earth respond when she must report to her Creator that all things are wasted and that it should have been better never to have been made at all?

35) I say unto you, All you who shall seek peace in the day of which I speak, beat your swords into plows and your spears into hooks.

Put forth your hand to heal the Earth and take good care of her.

Lay your hands upon no man or woman to do them injury, but lay your hand to the plow and the sickle to cultivate the good earth and to partake of her generous harvest.

36) Send not your sons to any war for any reason.

Let not your leaders convince you that any cause for war is righteousness, unless the Lord does command it, but lay yourselves down before the blows of your enemies if need be.

Yea, in fine, do all that you see that the Ammonites did.

Make peace.

Live with peace in your hearts.

Love your fellowman and do not use him, but provide a surplus in all that you seek
to do, that the beggar might not put up his petition in vain.

37) Yea, in fine, unless the Lord shall command it, make no war at all.

Be no part of, but rather shun the work of destruction.

For, I say unto you, Unless He does command it, He shall not justify it.

And, if He justify it not, it is an abomination of desolation, even like as has been spoken of by the prophets.

Chapter Six

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Part IV The Record of MorHonayah; The Remnant Shall Become A Little Nation Among Nations

Greetings all my relations,

Let’s continue reading…

The Record of MorHonayah

Chapter Four

Behold, in the fortieth year since the destruction of the Nephites;

 As I was reading in the archives of Mentinah;

I found in them a short history of the doings of the Jaredites.

Yea, and I found it to be an abridgement of the greater records and of great use unto the convincing of the Nemenhah to diligence in keeping the laws and statutes of God and to the holding of the course which He has set for us.

And also, because the record speaks of the utter destruction of an entire people, I have caused excerpts of it to be impressed upon cylinders, in order that small books might be made after the fashion of those that were one time carried by the Nemenhah who journeyed afar off and could not come often to read in the libraries.

Now, these cylinders may be infused with ink and rolled upon kirlis or parchments and the impressions left are as if they had been written upon plates, except that the leaves of the books are not at all durable and cannot be preserved.

2) And this was of great usefulness unto the Nemenhah, but even more so for those few Nephites who had fled from the awful work of destruction and who have taken up their residence in Elak-Kowat left are as if they had been written upon plates, except that the leaves of the books are not at all durable and cannot be preserved.

2) And this was of great usefulness unto the Nemenhah, but even more so for those few Nephites who had fled from the awful work of destruction and who have taken up their residence in Elak-Kowat.

For, they set aside the things that filled their hearts during the war and it must be understood that they do not wish ever to return to them, even in their private contemplation.

But behold, these little books contain the record of other people and they find it more easy to contemplate the acts of the Jaredites and be reminded, than to remember their own acts.

3) Yea, so useful was this little book unto the repentance of those Nephites who had come into the Nemenhah after the war, that I deemed it important that they should be added unto the plates that I had left behind in the archive at Cumorah.

Wherefore, I did take the record back to Cumorah and I opened the record I had added to that great library and added thereto the abridgement of the record of the Jaredites, even that which we do attribute to Ether.

4) For my father had made the plates with sufficient space to write a greater record, for who could have known that the Nephites would utterly destroy themselves?

Yea, he did add plates unto the record in order that there might be space enough to write a continuing history.

And even I did add plates when I had the charge of them.

Behold, this has always been the custom of they who had the charge of the records of the
Nephites.

And even they who had this charge, and were not righteous, still they made more plates and added them to the original.

5) Wherefore, when my father took up the plates, he found them to be very many and he made new plates whereon he might make an abridgement of the entire record.

And when he made new plates, he continued the custom passed down from our fathers, but his abridgement did not fill the plates that he had made.

And I also followed in this custom, for, we did not stay in one place but were driven by the war into parts unknown and often enough into places where we knew of no ore to molten.

Wherefore, it was a good custom to carry empty plates with us.

6) But, again I say, my father thought to write a greater history than that which the Nephites left us.

And, when the Lord showed him what would be the end of the Nephites, he had already made the plates.

And, though he feared that it might be possible, he never quite believed that the fair race of the Nephites would sink into utter collapse and ruin.

Wherefore, he filled only a portion of the plates which he had made.

And, not having any clear notion of what my own future might bring while I too labored among the Nephites, I too made new plates when the occasion allowed.

7) And now, for most of my lifetime the records of the Nephites have slept within the library of Corianton in Cumorah, and I traveled to the place where the records are kept and opened again the box in which I had placed the plates, the sword of Laban and the Urim and Thummim with its breastplate, and I took out the plates and wrote upon them the abridgement that Ether had made of the history of his people.

8) And when I read again the last things that I had written in the record my heart swelled within me even so much that I thought it would break.

And I was harrowed up again by the memories of the acts and horrible atrocities of the war and of both parties in it.

9) And I deemed it needful and full of necessity that I add a little more unto my own record there and the Spirit did manifest also that I should do it.

And I went upon the Way and saw the little flock of Gentiles which the Lord would bring into this land in the last days.

And I inquired unto the Lord what things I should add unto my record, for the Spirit did manifest to me that my record would come up out of the earth unto the remnant of the children of Lehi left in the land through this little flock.

And they would become a little nation among nations and begin to do a great work whereby the record of the Nephites would be spread upon all the face of the earth.

10) And the Spirit moved upon me and showed me what I ought to add unto my own record to their benefit.

And, after I had completed the work, I did seal the remaining plates up with a band, for the Nephites are no more.

But now the Spirit does whisper unto me that the sealed portion may again be made useful unto the remnant and that they may be filled up in the end by such as the Lord calls again to record the doings of His people.

11) And it was four hundred sixty and two years from the coming of the Lord unto the Nephites, and unto the Nemenhah, that I did these things and I am satisfied that a great good shall come of the things that are recorded in my father’ book.

For, I have seen the days in which they shall come forth, that the Gentiles shall rule the whole earth and shall control the hearts ofthe more part of the inhabitants of it.

And they shall drive the people even from the shedding of blood unto the shedding of blood, just as the Nephites and the Jaredites.

Wherefore, it may be that these records may be at least as useful unto the survivors of that time as they have been unto the Nephite survivors of my own city.

12) For if in the last days there may remain any who will give up this wickedness and repent and turn away from it altogether, that even the possibility might again exist that a generation might be brought up without the memory of the fallen;

 Then shall Zion be established again.

Yea, if it so be that the Lord shall bring again Zion, it shall be among a people that have cast aside the things of the world and its unrighteousness in preparation for a generation of peace.

13) And I have seen that the Lord shall work upon the hearts of men as He sees fit.

And the Holy Ghost does continually strive with all men and women who have the capacity to set aside the world and its wickedness.

And I have seen that the Lord will use the Gentiles to do a great work and a great preparation.

But they shall not bring again Zion.

Nevertheless, they shall prepare the way before those that shall.

14) Yea, even as John the Baptist could not make the atoning sacrifice, yet could he prepare the way for One who could.

Yea, he did cry repentance in a wilderness of wickedness and a way was prepared for certain good souls to receive their Creator.

And even in the midst of awful wickedness, He did comfort them and they were greatly enlightened and magnified.

15) I have walked upon the Way and seen the day of wickedness.

And you may believe me that the day which I have seen surpasses all the wickedness of all the ages.

But behold, I have seen that the record which I did seal up in a box and place in the library of Corianton, even in Cumorah, shall be chosen of the Lord and delivered up unto a prophet in the last days. And, though that prophet shall not be found perfect in all
things, yet shall the book that shall come to light through him be unto the Gentiles a guide and an anchor.

And through it a generation shall be prepared to come again out of Babylon and to establish Zion again in this blessed land.

16) And I have also seen that the Gentiles shall spread themselves upon all the face of the earth and their blood shall mingle with all the races of the earth.

And when this does take place among the remnants of the house of Lehi, there shall rise out of this mingling a Remnant of the House of Israel.

And I have seen that this little flock shall establish again a Heaven on Earth, even Zion in the midst of madness.

17) Yea behold, it shall come to pass in the last days;

 That the spirit of their dead fathers shall rise up again

 And speak to the matter of their bodies

 As a familiar spirit which does speak to them out of the dust.

And some of them shall turn unto this curious prompting and they shall break with all that is deemed wisdom.

And they shall go again into the wilderness, for though the earth be covered with people, so it shall be deemed.

And they shall cast off the shackles of their captivity and, putting upon them a beautiful garment and adorning themselves for the wedding feast, they shall fill their lamps and wait upon the Lord.

And He shall know them and welcome them in.

18) And behold, those Gentiles who shall also go with them out of Babylon and shed the sins of the world, for they shall have taken them up fully, they shall even be grafted into the House of Israel with them.

Yea, that blood in them of Isaac and of Jacob shall rise up again within them and they shall be remembered of their fathers.

And they shall walk again in Zion and shall be numbered among the people.

19) But the Gentiles who shall not be moved will continue in their wickedness even as the Nephites who could not be moved;

 And the Jaredites who could not be moved.

And it shall come to pass that they shall meet the same end.

Yea, their ways shall utterly collapse and they shall wander to and fro in search of someone who might lead them again to their former greatness.

But there shall be none such to be found, for they shall have lost the capacity to be moved upon by the Holy Ghost.

20) Recall now the words of the Book of the High Place, that the Holy Ghost does not move upon the beasts or the trees, for they have no need of such movement.

Behold, they fulfill the measure of their creation.

But unto man it is given to move upwards.

Therefore, if he retain the capacity, the Holy Ghost can move upon him.

But, when man has given up that capacity and becomes as the beasts of the field, behold, the Holy Ghost shall not move upon him anymore, lest he repent.

21) It shall come to pass that the more part of

the Gentiles shall sink into this awful state.

I have seen their day and I have witnessed their doing.

Their history shall be one of blood and horror and, though their fathers all be the same, they shall divide themselves against each other and the slaughter shall be as never before in the history of the children of Adam.

And the more part of the inhabitants of the earth shall be caught up in this wickedness and it shall be as though

an enemy has despoiled the House of God and left it a wilderness.

22) But, out of the Gentiles shall come a little flock

that shall cry in this wilderness as John did.

And they shall be esteemed strange among their neighbors,

even as John was called a wild man.

And they shall be moved upon because of that within them

that shall speak as if out of their own dust.

Yea, a familiar spirit shall rise up in them such that they shall be moved upon

to make an experiment upon the words of the Lord.

And they shall be led to the library of Corianton, even unto Cumorah,

and one chosen from among them

 shall take up the record which I have sealed in a stone.

And a little flock shall gather and they shall cry out in the wilderness and prepare the way for the establishing of Zion.

23) And they shall carry a principle into the wilderness and a generation shall attempt to live this principle.

Yea, and a generation shall learn somewhat of Zion and they shall experiment with it.

But they shall not succeed except in planting the seed.

24) And it shall come to pass that this seed shall take root in the hearts of but a few of the Gentiles and it shall be safeguarded there for a season to come.

25) But all the rest shall be caught up in the things of the world and shall suffer.

Yea, for they shall attempt to mingle the things of the world with the things of God

and this mingling shall befoul all that they touch.

And, ere the coming of the Lord,

the getting of gain shall have become a law unto them

to the extent that precious few shall be rescued.

But they that are rescued, because of the memory of the fathers

which shall rise up within them,

shall be numbered among the Remnant of the House of Israel

which shall be left in the land.

26) And behold, I say unto you,

Without this little seed, which shall be planted into the hearts of a little flock

among the Gentiles, the Remnant could have no remembrance of the ways of Zion.

For, they shall have been driven and trampled and made a hiss and a byword.

And it shall come to pass that they shall be caught up also

in the drive to become elevated in the eyes of men.

And they shall have taken up the ways and customs of their captors.

27) And it shall be because of the record which shall be delivered to them finally in the end that they shall look again within and find there

the blood of their fathers crying in the wilderness.

And they shall turn again unto the principles which governed the Nemenhah

in the time of their prosperity,

as also the Nephites before their destruction and the Lamanites

in the times after the coming of the Lord unto them.
And they shall little by little,

one person here and one person there,

one family here and one family there,
come out of Babylon and

establish Zion once again in this blessed land.

28) And, because that their blood shall have been mingledwith the blood of the Gentiles, this effect shall spread somewhat out into the Gentiles to the extent that some few of them shall join with them and assist them.

Behold, these shall be grafted in and it shall be unto them as if they had been born among the Remnant of the House of Israel left in the land.

Yea, they shall be adopted in and, though the more part of them be Gentile,

behold, the Remnant blood shall rise up and take the hold of the body

until they are Israelite every bit.

29) And when this does come to pass,

they shall no more call themselves by the nation out of which their fathers arose.

Rather, they shall call themselves by the Name of the Lord their Creator.

For they shall have been created anew and peace shall have been written in their souls.

Wherefore, they shall call their Lord the Peacemaker

and they shall call themselves His disciples.

30) And it shall come to pass that it shall be as in days of old.

And, at least among the Remnant, there shall be no manner of Ites,

and they shall have all things once again in common.

For, among them shall all the nations of the earth be blended.

Yea, among them shall be found all the blood of the creation and they
shall be one people, Zion.

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Part III The Record of Moroni; The Nemenhah called me the Salamander

Greetings all my relations,

It is with great honor that we will continue studying The Record of Moroni;

Chapter Three

1) Now, when I arrived at the city of Mentinah, the Council had not yet called anyone to take the place of Heinmet, whom they still considered high priest, though he had long been absent from the city.

2) And I took up a stewardship smelting ore and building implements and tools for use by the people. I used the skill that my father had taught me to smelt out various ores and to make durable metals.

And, because I felt comfortable and at ease at the forge, the Nemenhah called me the Salamander, which is an implement used in the drawing of the heated metal out of the forge.

3) And the granddaughter of Pa Natan, even the niece of this same Heinmet of whom I have written, did please me very much.

And we had known each other from our youths, but she had grown into a great
woman and had not married.

4) Now, I had not married, for I knew not what end I might make.

But when I took up my stewardship in Mentinah and I saw that the path before me was not one of war and continual hardship, I desired to marry and to live as other men do.

And I seized upon Pa-Hinent, the daughter of Pa-Hanat and she consented to
become my wife.

5) And we lived happily in Mentinah and had sons and daughters.

And these are the names of our sons:

ShiHonayah,

Moroni,

Shinet and Pahoran.

And these are the names of our daughters:

PaNatanhah and PaHanatim.

6) And we desired not to live within the city, for the number of families in the city had grown to very many during the stewardship of Heinmet, and such is the same in all the principle cities of the Nemenhah of the mountains.

For, they had gathered in all the people round about to provide for their own defense and the population of the city was become very great.

Yea, there were in excess of two thousand families crowded in the city and many of their houses were built upon piers that extended out upon the lake.

7) But behold, this is much smaller than it was before Heinmet began to return to the tradition of the fathers.

For, before he went out to all the principle cities ofthe Nemenhah to preach a return to the policies of the past, there were more than twenty thousand families within the city precincts.

8) But I remembered that the Nemenhah did in times past restrict their cities to one or two hundred families and I did not want to raise my children in anything but a Nemenhah city.

And we departed out of Mentinah with a few friends and we did build a tower upon a prominence along the mountains north of Mentinah and below it in the hollow we established a new settlement in the valley of Mentinah.

And we called our settlement Elak-Kowat, which means to return again.

And we numbered four families.

9) Nevertheless, the people of the city of Mentinah considered our settlement to be part of that principle city and the Council of Mentinah, having left the seat of the high priest vacant since Heinmet’s departure, did call me to that position.

Wherefore, I became the high priest of Mentinah.

10) And thirty-eight years have passed since the end of the great Nephite and Lamanite war, and since I delivered up the records of the Nephites to the library of Corianton, which is near even unto Cumorah.

And I have traveled over all of the Land Northward;

Searching out those Nephites who might have escaped the war and have found only a few.

And when I found any of them in the waste places or residing in any of the cities or settlements of the Nemenhah;

I did exhort them to remove themselves and their families even unto Elak-Kowat.

For, I feared that they might infect the Nemenhah with that spirit which did drive them unto their own utter destruction.

And to assure that they turned not again unto that spirit;

I did bring them in unto my own city;

In order that I might help them in their repentance.

11) For behold, the Nephites, as also the Lamanites, had lost their minds in the war.

And they had no more the promptings of the Holy Ghost, nor any good gift, but went from the shedding of blood to the shedding of blood.

Yea, revenge and the work of death were their only concentration and they were blind to all else.

And does a man lose such a spirit when the war is over?

I say unto you, It lingers long in the hearts of men.

Wherefore behold, I wanted a generation to pass away without that this spirit might take root anywhere among the Nemenhah.

12) For it is very true that the thoughts that occupy the mind, and the words with which a man speaks continually to himself;

Do cause the very same to take place in actual reality.

And this is according to the teachings of Timothy.

Yea, doubt it not, for Timothy taught that faith moves upon matter, and that matter
moves upon other matter, and so forth.

And as this movement makes its course outward, behold, it is also at the same moment returning again unto its source.

Wherefore, if the source is a mind and a heart so filled with hate that the man is capable of going from the shedding of blood to the shedding of blood, then that faith returns again unto him magnified.

And behold, I say unto you, There is no more any place for the works of charity and kindness.

For the despair builds upon the despair and is sent out again;

Only to be magnified again and again.

13) It is easy for us to contemplate the workings of faith when they have to do with great miracles.

But, there is an opposition in the creation and none can retreat from it or avoid it in any way.

Truly, that thought or desire that does rise up in the heart of man is magnified, and if he acts upon that desire, it also is magnified.

And, if the thing is evil and he repents not of it;

The thing is magnified in him.

For the world is one eternal round.

Of a surety, when that evil returns unto him, for what man can avoid his actions returning.

Shall it not encounter faith?

I say unto you, It shall, though it be bent toward the doing of evil.
And, finding in the heart of the man that which is required by the universal law;

that evil found there shall be the very matter utilized to fill the void;

left by the first outcry.

Wherefore, great becomes the evil in the hearts of men, lest they repent speedily.

14) And if they repent, it is by this same law that the evil is diminished;

or even extinguished in him.

For returning unto its origin, the cause encounters faith of a different kind and this is utilized to fill the void.

And, if the penitence is great enough, even the evil might be extinguished.

15) And behold, if this is the way of men, can you see that it is also the way of a nation?

Can you see that, if men repent not, the nation does fall into greater and greater wickedness?

Believe my words, for I saw how that my father was constrained by the Holy Ghost to shut his mouth and cease to urge the Nephites unto repentance.

And behold, there were no Gifts of the Spirit among them and the Holy Ghost had
ceased striving with them.

And even my father could not write the things which he saw, for he wished not to harrow up the hearts of men by a description of the wickedness of the Nephites.

Yea, I may safely say, for I was there and remember, that the Lamanites pursued the Nephites into the Land Northward to destroy them only because of the horror that the Nephites had left behind them.

Yea, the Lamanites feared the Nephites and their wickedness and would rather exterminate them than risk the infection of their own people.

16) Yea, I say unto you, The Lamanites began more righteous than the Nephites in the Great War that overcame and destroyed their enemy.

But, the Law of Restoration works upon all things at once.

Look and see how the Lamanites, being more righteous than the Nephites, if only in degrees, became just as wicked because of the war.

Yea, observe that when the Nephite armies were all destroyed, and the more part of the survivors put to death, did the Lamanites return to their peaceful lives in the Land Southward?

Yea, they did return again down to their homes, but not to peaceful lives.

They turned again upon their own people ere they left and, after that the survivors returned again into the Land Southward, they so infected the people with their wickedness that there has been a continual state of war there to this day.

17) And there is no law in the land, for every city does rule its people according to its own policies without respect of that of their neighbors.

And they do trade one day with their neighbors and the next seek to take from them their goods.

Yea, and yet another day, they seek to take away their lives and carry away the inhabitants of the city as slaves.

18) Behold, we have no fear that the Lamanites might come up into the Land Northward again to assail the Nemenhah in our day.

What we fear is that their wickedness might find place in the hearts of the Nemenhah and infect the people with the spirit of the Gadiantonhem.

It is this against which we watch and labor.

For we know that, although we live differently than they, we are but men and are subject unto the same weakness of mind and of spirit.

Chapter Four

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Part II The Record of Mor-Honayah; The Great War, Whereby The Nephite Race Was Extinguished

Greetings all my relations,

With great honor I present the words of Mor-Honayah;

Chapter Two

1) Behold, I have written an account of all my dealings with the Nephites and they are kept safe and sound in the library of Corianton in Cumorah.

And I will not write them here;

For this record is for another purpose and for another people.

Wherefore, I have sealed up that other record in a sacred place for a good purpose in the Lord, and also being directed by Him.

He has also shown me upon the Way that the same who receive my records of the Nephites and Lamanites shall also receive of other records;

Among which shall be these words that I leave for the remnant of my own seed and that the combination of all the records preserved and brought forth by the Lord shall be of great use to them who shall receive them in the last days.

2) This record I write in accordance with the will of the Nemenhah, among whom I do now live.

And it is also for a good purpose in the Lord that I write on these plates the things that transpired after the great Nephite war, a war wherein a good people became filled with evil, even to their own destruction.

For behold, there are no more Nephites in the land.

Yea, they are all gone.

And if any survived the horrible work of death that swallowed up their people, they have become Nemenhah and are no more called Nephite or Jacobite, Josephite or Zoramite.

3) Now, when the last of the battles ended, and thus ended the Nephite race and nation, behold, the Lamanites did search diligently and with much energy in all the land for any Nephite who had survived.

And, when they found any, they subjected them to horrible torture and caused that they should deny the Christ.

And any who would not deny the Christ was put to death.

4) And behold, as they sought their enemies, they did often come upon settlements of the Nemenhah.

But behold, these they esteemed to be of no interest or benefit to them because they represented themselves as nomadic wanderers in the wilderness.

Wherefore, the Lamanites could ascertain no gain from them and left them to themselves.

5) And these wanderers never had any knowledge of Nephites, or of any other manner of Ites, being uncivilized wanderers.

For they presented themselves as simpletons unto the Lamanites, and primitives.

And behold, in this way they did camouflage themselves before the Lamanites, that they might not be recognized as the great nation that they were.

But they did always move before the Lamanites and were never found in the same place twice.

6) And it was not long before the Lamanites were forced to give up the search for the escaped Nephites.

For, they were concerned for their own nation and had already felt the need of provisioning their armies.

And behold, this proved the undoing of the Lamanites, just as surely as it had almost undone the Nemenhah.

7) For they had become a ravenous people, going from plunder to plunder.

And even before the war they were a wild people and did not much to maintain themselves except to hunt and to steal, and those who had maintained homes and fields had long since left them far away in the Land Southward.

And this had been their way of life before the war, to take from the land what spoil they could.

For they went from battle to battle and had no means of support but the land.

8) But when the war was completed and the enemy utterly destroyed, the Lamanite armies still lacked any support.

They were quickly disbanded and the land was filled with roving bands and brigands. Behold, some of them gathered together for their own protection.

But, the greater part of them continued with the war, fighting their own people and killing even their own brethren because of the great want of food.

9) And before three years had passed all organization had utterly collapsed and the more part of the Lamanites had returned into the Land Southward.

Those that stayed behind formed small settlements and villages in a string of outposts along the shore of the sea from far in the north down even unto the gulf region.

And they progressed not at all from that time but subsisted on what food and shelter the forests could provide.

And behold, the Lamanites that stayed in the Land Northward after the great battle became exactly as they perceived the Nemenhah to be, for they moved about idly barely able to provide for more than themselves alone.

10) And the Nemenhah kept aloof from them, except to keep abreast of their movements. But they did not trade more than animal skins with them, that they might continue to support the belief that they were no different than themselves.

Wherefore, they kept up a deception with the Lamanites and did not interact
very much with them.

11) For behold, had they allowed the Lamanites knowledge of their cities farther inland and to the north, they would have sought to make war upon them, being attracted to their prosperity.

Wherefore, they continued to deceive the Lamanites.

12) And behold, this deception was adequate to prevent the Lamanites from discovering them.

And the villages and settlements of the Lamanites left in the land did very poorly and many failed.

And this is because they knew not much about the land and the seasons of this new land.

And they knew not how harsh the living was.

For, they had come from a lush land that was full of provender.

But the Land Northward required great effort during the growing months in order to survive the winter.

And the Lamanites were unaccustomed to such labor.

Wherefore,the more part of them died in the first winter and more died in the second.

Behold, by the third winter, there were precious few remaining.

13) And those that remained were humbled by the land and they had ceased to strive one with another and to live by plunder, but had used the year to lay aside that which was needed for the winter.

And they built structures and shelters and ceased to run naked among the forests.

And in all ways they began to behave more like men than beasts.

14) And unto those did the Nemenhah send emissaries to teach them.

Yea, they did send first some here and some there to trade and converse.

Then, when the character of the settlements that remained was ascertained, they did send teachers and healers to live with them.

And behold, the Lamanites that remained in the Land Northward did begin to see wisdom and they did begin to change in their hearts and repent.

15) And this should come as no surprise.

For, even unto the end of the Great War, the Lamanites were the more righteous than the Nephites.

I do not mean for any to believe that they were less ferocious than the Nephites, but they were more easily taught and more easily humbled because of the exceedingly humble
circumstances out of which many of them had come before the war.

16) And also I would have you recall that these were left in the land by the end of the third winter only because they had cast off the work of death and of wickedness to which the more part of the Lamanites had turned, that they might work to secure their own survival in the new land.

Wherefore, they were ready to be taught.

17) And unto these did the Nemenhah venture and they were converted.

And when they were converted, they did not advertise to the Lamanites of the Land Southward all their doings.

For, the Lamanites who had returned unto the Land Southward returned unto their own places and each city ruled its own people.

And behold, each city did battle with its neighbors.

Wherefore, there was little trade and little concourse and the converted Lamanites saw greater necessity in maintaining good relations with their neighbors which they had so recently discovered were vastly greater and stronger than they.

18) And in the space of not many years the Lamanites who had stayed in the Land Northward had been converted, if not to the ways and customs, and indeed into the families of the Nemenhah.

Then at least into allies and good neighbors, no longer being filled with the hatred that motivated them to come into the land in pursuit of blood.

And behold, there was no enemy in the land equally determined to shed their blood.

Therefore, they were content to interact in a peaceful way with the Nemenhah, for they did not esteem them to be enemies of any kind.

19) But the Nemenhah did not renew the cities and settlements in the more southern portions of the land but preferred to encourage the Lamanites to settle there.

For it was a land that the Nemenhah had never settled, for it had long been considered part of the lands of the Nephites.

Wherefore, the Nemenhah preferred that the Lamanites, who had become friendly neighbors, occupy that portion of the land.

20) Now, this I believed was a mistake.

For, I had more experience with the inhabitants of the Land Southward, be they Lamanite or Nephite, and I feared that because of their way of life and because of their history, the Lamanites would begin again to build and to gain substance.

And with this substance they would begin to puff themselves again in pride and lose all the humility that the harshness of the climate in the Land Northward had taught them.

Behold, it was my belief that this would bring again the Gadiantonhem into the land and that it would be a great source of strife and of misery to the Nemenhah who must come after us.

21) But the Nemenhah could not drive them out of the land without alerting their brethren in the Land Southward of their presence.

And they could not support an army large enough to do it without destroying their own society.

Therefore, it was deemed better that the Lamanites left in the land be influenced to settle the great empty spaces of the gulf where the climate was more to their liking.

And the Nemenhah hoped that they might one day be convinced to become part of their people.

22) And I went with some few other of the Nemenhah who were of like mind as myself across the great plain and we took up our residence in the great city of Mentinah.

And I am told that the settlements of the Lamanites were all but abandoned along the eastern sea, from the effect of that, Great War.

Whereby the Nephite race was extinguished, within a few short years became all but a memory to the people.

Chapter Three

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