Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Prophecy Fulfilled 013

In Canada, American Indians are called "First Nations" and Indian Reservations are known as "Reserves." Canada has established more than 3,100 First Nations Reserves throughout the country. This is a map showing some of them from British Columbia to Labrador.
Some of the 3,100+ Canadian First Nations Reserves
In the US, more than 56 million acres are protected in 326 Indian Reservations, Pueblos, etc. established in 41 of the 50 states. This is a map showing many of them:
Many of the 326 Indian Reservations in the US
No such system of protected reservations existed in most of Latin America until recent decades when native American rights have entered public discourse. Indigenous movements in Costa Rica and Argentina are making some headway, but for most of their history the countries of Spanish America did little to protect their natives.

This disparity in the way native Americans were treated in English and Spanish America is relevant to our search for Book of Mormon lands. Samuel the Lamanite prophesied that in the latter times the Lamanites would be driven to and fro, hunted, smitten, scattered abroad, having no place for refuge Helaman 15:12. This prophecy fits in Spanish America. Indian reservations and First Nations reserves in English America directly contradict Samuel's words.