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Posted by: alx71tx ( )
Date: August 31, 2015 06:38PM

In the news this week are stories on how a mountain in Alaska that had been named "Denali" in Koyukon (a native language in Alaska with approx 300 speakers now and 2300 at its height) which means "Big Mountain" in English got renamed to be McKinley and is now going to be officially confirmed to be Denali again. My point is not to delve into this particular story but to dwell on the parallels to the hill of considerable size in the Manchester, NY area which some call "Cumorah" and which inside allegedly ("for sure" if you think BY was a true prophet) contains a record room storing the Sword of Laban, may gold/brass plates, and other artifacts of incredible importance to the Nephite civilization.

In the news media the primary justifications used to explain why this mountain in Alaska should be called Denali is because its what the Native Americans who were there originally have been calling it for a very long time, long before Alaska was part of the USA & even part of Russia who sold it to the USA in 1867.

Well what about Cumorah? What did the Native Americans originally call it? Anyone know? How could we find out? Perhaps someone has or knows of some archives on the Rochester-Palmyra area history in the 18th century and earlier?

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Posted by: kolobian ( )
Date: August 31, 2015 06:40PM

What did native americans call some random hill of no significance that has nothing buried inside it?

Probably "that hill over there..."

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Posted by: seekyr ( )
Date: August 31, 2015 09:18PM

Yup, according to Wikipedia "The hill, which was unnamed prior to 1829, is situated a few miles from Smith's boyhood home on a farm that was then owned by a local farmer, Alonzo Sanders."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cumorah

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Posted by: BeenThereDunnThatExMo ( )
Date: August 31, 2015 07:46PM

In hindsight it shoulda been called "pimple on the prairie"!

Or so it seems to me...

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Posted by: Shummy ( )
Date: August 31, 2015 08:11PM

Well you can bet your sweet ass that a native American hill shouldn't be named after some lame-ass treasure islands in the Indian Ocean.

Daniel P would no doubt point out that the ocean is named after the Portuguese word for Lamanites.....

Yeah, that's the ticket.

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Posted by: Chicken N. Backpacks ( )
Date: August 31, 2015 10:34PM

That glacial drumlin in upstate New York.

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Posted by: Shummy ( )
Date: September 01, 2015 03:55PM

What's in an anagram anyway?

Denali, Denial and of course, Daniel.

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