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“& it came to pass that I Nephi did make Bellowses wherewith to blow the fire of the skins of beasts & after that I had made bellowses that I might have wherewith to blow blow the fire I did smite two stones together that I might make fire”

1 Nephi 17:11 – The Handwritten Book of Mormon (West Valley City, UT: Dan Wees, 2017), 50.

If Lehi’s band understood this technology, there is no evidence that it traveled to the New World. There is no archaeological proof of bellows in the Western Hemisphere of the post-arrival Book of Mormon eras.