Despite how strange it is, one thing should be clear: the method of burying your face in a hat is actually amazing evidence for the Book of Mormon!
All of these add plausibility to the historicity of the Book of Mormon with knowledge that wasn’t accessible in Joseph’s day.
Now and then people wonder what the meaning of “hot drinks” in the Word of Wisdom is. Based off these three quotes from Joseph Smith, Hyrum Smith, and Brigham Young, the meaning is pretty simple.
From these two statements it’s clear that Joseph Smith thought the Book of Mormon happened over all of the Americas.
it’s pretty clear that the Promised Land extends from North America to South America. The United States is the Promised Land. Mexico is the Promised Land. Brazil is the Promised Land. Etc.
These cylinders do show that it's possible for a writing similar to the "reformed Egyptian" on the characters document to have existed in ancient Mesoamerica.