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The ‘Kinderhook Plates’ were prepared and buried by Illinois locals trying to expose Joseph Smith, Jr. as a fraud.

“I have translated a portion of them, and find they contain the history of the person with whom they were found. He was a descendant of Ham, through the loins of Pharaoh, king of Egypt, and that he received his kingdom from the Ruler of heaven and earth.”

~Joseph Smith, JS History of the Church 5:372~