Heartland

Where is The Book of Mormon From?

For many years, archaeologists, church members, and other interested individuals have speculated as to the exact location where the people in the Book of Mormon lived. Prevailing theories have included Mesoamerica and South America for the obvious reason that there was a well documented and vast civilization living there during the Book of Mormon timeframe. There is yet to be found any solid evidence that ties that civilization without doubt to the Book of Mormon. For that reason, church members have believed in faith, relying on their spiritual testimony of its divine authenticity, ever since the Book of Mormon was published, that it is a true record. While there is no definite answer provided yet, and no official position from the Church as to the exact location, there are lots of interesting and compelling evidences coming to light recently showing a remarkable connection with the ancient people in North America. Compelling is an understatement as more and more evidence is unearthed – it is actually hard to believe the people of North America could be anything other than those who’s 1000-year history is documented in The Book of Mormon. The proximity of the Heartland geography to Upstate New York where The Book of Mormon remained buried in the Hill Cumorah near Palmyra New York for approximately 1400 years is especially compatible with the recorded narrative. The “Heartland” theory is essentially that the ancient inhabitants of the heartland of North America known as the Hopewell Mound Builders; who populated the eastern half of the United States, particularly including concentrations at various times in the regions surrounding Florida, Tennessee, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, all along the Mississippi and Great Lakes regions of the U.S., and extending up through Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota and on up into Canada as far as Winnipeg; are the Nephite people who’s religious leaders included the record keepers that authored The Book of Mormon. Following are some very interesting descriptions of what has been discovered so far.

Wayne May | Book of Mormon Geography in North America

DNA vs Book of Mormon (INCREDIBLE New Evidence)

Undeniable Archaeological Evidence of The Book of Mormon in North America

AMAZING Language Artifacts from The Book of Mormon (Native Americans Knew Hebrew)

How America is under Covenant with God (Blessings and Judgments of The Promised Land)

Newark, OH Earthworks and Christian Symbolism

The Roles Faith and Knowledge Play in Conversion

Historical Evidence Supporting The Book of Mormon is Overwhelming

Pt. 1 of 11 – Evidence of The Book of Mormon: Hopewell Moundbuilders

Pt. 2 of 11 – Evidence of The Book of Mormon: Forts and Cities

Pt. 3 of 11 – Evidence of The Book of Mormon: Mounds with Human Bones

Part 4 of 11 – Evidence of The Book of Mormon: Metal Armor and Weapons

Where Did The Book of Mormon Take Place? Part 1

Alma 22 Deciphered: Book of Mormon Map and Geography -high def

Wayne May on Book of Mormon Geography

Wayne May — Book of Mormon Geography in North America

More information about the Hopewell Moundbuilders and the Heartland theory:

Hopewell Mound Builders

Mound Builders

The FIRM Foundation – Foundation for Indigenous Research and Mormonism

Book of Mormon Evidence