List of “Lamanites”

This list is of tribes and peoples that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has identified, in print, as Lamanites or the children of Lehi. At no point has there been any official documentation that corrects this or directly identifies any of these people as incorrectly labeled. These are real and living people today, still being told a false narrative. 

This list will be an ongoing project. (Last Updated May 24, 2019)   

  • Alaskan Natives (4)(8)(10)(13)(35)
  • American Indians/ Native Americans (4)(7)(8)(9)(10)(11)(13)(14)(15)(16)(19)(21)(22)(23)(24)(25)(26)(28)(29)(31)(32)(33)(34)(36)(38)(39)(40)(44)(50)
  • Canadian Natives (4)(8)(10)(13)(16)(23)(40)
  • Central America (16)(22)(23)(24)(25)(27)(28)(36)
  • Pacific Islands (4)(7)(8)(9)(10)(13)(19)(22)(23)(24)(26)(35)(40)
  • Polynesia (8)(23)(35)(36)
  • West India Islands (44)
  • South America (16)(20)(23)(24)(25)(28)(36)
  • Aleuts (10)
  • Apache Nation (8)(26)(32)
  • Argentina (4)(16)(27)
  • Aymara (Aimara) (20)(27)
  • Aztec (19)(28)
  • Belize (19)
  • Bolivia (3)(4)(16)(23)(27)(28)
  • Brazilian People (4)
  • Caroline Islands (4)
  • Catawba (37)
  • Catteraugus Tribe, part of the Seneca Nation. Buffalo, N.Y. (2)(4)(13)(17)(18)(29)(36)(50)
  • Cakchiquel (28)
  • Cheyenne (31)
  • Chiapas (28)
  • Chibcha (28)
  • Chimus (28)
  • Chippewa Tribe (44)
  • Choctaw (16)(44)
  • Cherokee Nation (13)(16)(26)(32)(44)
  • Chile (4)(16)(23)(27)(28)(40)
  • Colombia (4)(28)
  • Cook Islands (4)
  • Costa Ricans (4)
  • Creek Nation (16)
  • Crow Nation (16)
  • Delaware Nation. Independence, MO. (2)(4)(13)(14)(17)(18)(29)(36)(40)(45)(49)(50)
  • Ecuador (4)(28)
  • Ellice Islands (4)
  • El Salvador (4)(19)
  • Eskimos (10)
  • Fiji (4)(16)(23)
  • Fox (Meskwaki) Nation (13)(16)
  • Gilbert Islands (4)(23)
  • Guatemala (4)(8)(19)(27)(28)
  • Gosiutes (36)
  • Guyana (4)
  • Hawaiians (4)(8)(16)(23)(26)(35)(40)
  • Honduras (4)(19)(28)
  • Hopi Nation (5)(26)
  • Incas (28)
  • Indies (28)
  • Iroquois (50)
  • Kiche (Quiche) (28)
  • Kickapoo (51)
  • Mariana Islands (4)
  • Marquesas Islands (4)
  • Marshall Islands (4)
  • Maori (35)
  • Maya (19)(27)(28)(30)
  • Menominee Tribe (44)
  • Mestizo (8)(27)
  • Mexico (4)(8)(16)(19)(23)(25)(26)(27)(28)(30)(40)
  • Mi’kmak (Micmac) (30)
  • Mohawk Nation (8)
  • Mohegan Tribe (43)
  • Mohicans (40)
  • Montezuma (28)
  • Navajo Nation (2)(3)(4)(8)(16)(17)(23)(24)(26)(31)(33)(36)(40)(42)(48)
  • New Caledonia (4)
  • New Zealand (4)(8)(16)(23)(26)(35)(40)
  • Nez Perce (32)
  • Nicaragua (4)
  • Olmec – La Venta (28)
  • Oneida Nation (13)(46)
  • Osage (34)
  • Paiute (33)(36)
  • Panama (4)
  • Panuco (28)
  • Paraguay (4)(16)(23)
  • Pawnee Nation (3)(4)(41)
  • Peru (4)(8)(16)(23)(27)(28)
  • Pima (26)
  • Potawatomi Nation (13)(51)
  • Polynesians (40)
  • Pueblo Indians (16)
  • Quechua (27)
  • Samoans (4)(8)(16)(23)
  • Sac (Sauk) Nation (13)
  • Seneca Nation (2)(4)(13)(14)(50)
  • Shawnees (13)(29)(36)
  • Shoshone Nation (6)
  • Siouan (34)
  • Sioux Nation (8)(26)
  • Society Islands (4)
  • Solomon Islands (4)
  • Tahitians (4)(16)(23)
  • Taos (10)
  • Toltecas (12)
  • Tongans (4)(8)(16)(23)
  • Totonac (28)
  • Totonicapan (28)
  • Tsimshian of the First Nations. (1)(4)
  • Tsalagi (32)
  • Tubuai Islands (4)
  • Tultecs (28)
  • Uruguay (4)(27)
  • Ute (26)(33)(36)
  • Vanuatu (Previously New Hebrides) (4)
  • Venezuelans (4)
  • Wahhazhe (34)
  • Winnebago Tribe (44)
  • Wyandot Nation (17)(18)(36)(47)(50)
  • Yakima Nation (5)
  • Yucatan (28)
  • Zapotec (19)(27)(28)
  • Zunis (10)(36)

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