This is David Whitmer’s seer stone. It was likely that David obtained this stone from Native American burial sites in western New York. The seer stone is in reality a Native American gorget, which was a rock worn around the neck as a decorative, but functional piece of armor. The stone was used during David Whitmer’s church organization and was used to obtain revelations during the 1870s and 1880s by his grandson George Schweich. The David Whitmer Stone is in the Library-Archives of the Community of Christ in Independence Missouri.
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