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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