“Kishkumen Murdered Pahoran”

Bryan Richards

The entrance of Kishkumen onto the stage of Nephite history marks the beginning of the end for the Nephites. Mormon's commentary is as follows, in the end of this book ye shall see that this Gadianton did prove the overthrow, yea, almost the entire destruction of the people of Nephi (Hel 2:13). Kishkumen is the first of the Gadianton robbers and his murder represents the first crime which was supported by secret combinations.