|First Appearance||All About Mormons|
Long ago, ancient Jews sailed from Jerusalem to America and became it's first settlers, and they were visited by the Savior Jesus Christ. The other ancient tribe of Israel killed them all, so God turned their skin 'red', creating the modern Native Americans. Before Moroni's tribe died, his father Mormon passed the history of their race down to him, and he buried it in an ancient book written on gold plates, with two seer stones allowing the words to be translated. Moroni, as an Angel, appeared before Joseph Smith in the Biblical time of 1823, asking him to translate the documents... but adds he cannot let anyone else see the gold plates.
(This is what Mormons actually believe.)
- All About Mormons (s07e12)
- Mornoi also appears in Matt and Trey's kickass play The Book of Mormon, which discusses his people's history in greater detail.