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It is possible that other people groups are the primary ancestors of the Native Americans? Of course, this explanation ignores or falsifies the clear teaching found in the Book of Mormon Introduction, that claims that the Lamanites “are the principal ancestors of the American Indians” (italics added).1 The Lamanites could not be the principal ancestors of the Native Americans if they were only a minority contributor. The Book of Mormon does mention other people groups. Of course, the Book of Mormon indicates that the Nephites were in the Americas, but were all wiped out in 385 A.D. by the Lamanites.2 Even if any were left, they were also of Jewish origin, so would be expected to carry Jewish Functional and physical units of heredity passed from parent to offspring. Genes are pieces of DNA, and most genes contain the information for making a specific protein.genes.
Another possible people group is the Mulekites, from the Book of Omni. The Mulekites had come out of Jerusalem at the time of the Jewish captivity by the Babylonians in 586 B.C. Although the Book of Mormon does not specifically mention how they reached the Americas, the Book of Helaman from the Book of Mormon records that "the Lord brought Lehi to the land south and Mulek to the land north." (Helaman 6:10).3 However, since these people were also of Jewish origin, they would be expected to express Jewish genetics.
Over 1000 years before the arrival of the Nephites, the Jaredites, who had their origins at the Tower of Babel, had arrived in the New World according to the Book of Mormon (Ether 1-2). However, the Jaredite nation underwent a devastating war, which completely erased their civilization. According to the Book of Mormon introduction, “The other [Jaredites] came much earlier when the Lord confounded the tongues at the Tower of Babel, This group is known as the Jaredites. After thousands of years, all were destroyed...”1 There is one possible exception, being one of the leaders, Coriantumr. According to the Book of Ether, introduction to the 15th chapter, “The Jaredite nation is utterly destroyed—Only Coriantumr remains”.4 The presence of only one male among a population of founders could never remove all remnants of Jewish genetics, since this man would not influence the Genetic material found in mitochondria, the organelles that generate energy for the cell.mtDNA genetics at all, since those Functional and physical units of heredity passed from parent to offspring. Genes are pieces of DNA, and most genes contain the information for making a specific protein.genes are passed only maternally.