Angelic Vision: Indians Came from Abraham

The Joseph Smith Papers, 9-11 November 1835, Monday-Wednesday, Journal 1835-1836, p. 24; “…he [the angel] said unto me I am a messenger sent from God, be faithful and keep his commandments in all things, he told me of a sacred record which was written on plates of gold, I saw in the vision the place where they were deposited, he said the Indians were the literal descendants of Abraham…”

While it’s believable that something appeared to Smith, it’s obvious he brought a false message and Smith just passed it on to the unsuspecting.