In connection with the September 1830 conference, revelations instructed several church elders to go west and preach to the American Indians. Early church members often referred to Indians as “Lamanites” because they associated them with a Book of Mormon people identified by that name. Oliver Cowdery
, New York. That information does not appear in Revelation Book 1 or in the 1833 Book of Commandments. The 1835 Doctrine and Covenants follows the October 1830 dating but does not identify the location.