This article talks about Ron Meldrum's explaination of how John Wesley Powell, Ephraim George Squier, and Lewis Henry Morgan are responsible for the most sinister archeological coverup in world history. Powell, Squires, and Morgan are responsible for labeling the Native Americans "ignorant savages" and promoting the federal government policies of manifest destiny which denied Native American rights of life, liberty, and property.
Also, these 3 suppressed, concealed, mischaracterized, and destroyed Hopewell Culture archaeology sites and artifacts to hide the fact that the Native American's decended from a culturally advanced civilization in the American heartland. 2 of the 3 men are sons of Methodist ministers who lived and preached in Palmyra, NY in 1830 at the time of the discovery of the Book of Mormon. No doubt, part of their motivation was to discredit the Book of Mormon.
The dam is breaking with regard to Book of Mormon historical and archaeological evidence. DNA evidence proves a major pre-Columbian east-to-west migration of a middle-eastern population. This population became the Hopewell and Woodland Cultures and are the principle ancestors of the Great Lakes Algonquin Tribes.
However, at this point, the Heartland model is a model and this is still a theory like the meso-American theory. We should beware to become too invested in the physical evidence of the Book of Mormon that we mistakenly believe that the physical evidence is more important to our testimonies than the spiritual evidence. If you want to know if the Book of Mormon is true, there is no substitution for reading it yourself and prayimg to our Heavenly Father in the name of Christ if it us true.