Chapter 26: The People of Ammon

Book of Mormon Stories, (1997), 73–74

Mosiah teaching Lamanites

The sons of Mosiah taught the gospel to the Lamanites. Thousands of Lamanites repented and joined the Church.


Those Lamanites who joined the Church called themselves Anti-Nephi-Lehies, or the people of Ammon. They were good, hardworking people.

Lamanites preparing to fight

The Lamanites who did not repent were angry with the people of Ammon and prepared to fight them.

people of Ammon

The people of Ammon knew that the wicked Lamanites would come to kill them but decided not to fight back. They had repented of killing.

people burying weapons

They buried their weapons deep in the ground and promised God they would never kill again.

Lamanites coming and people praying

When the wicked Lamanites came and began killing them, they bowed to the ground and prayed.

Lamanites standing around people of Ammon

Seeing that the people of Ammon would not fight back, many of the wicked Lamanites stopped killing them.

Lamanites putting down weapons

The Lamanites were sorry that they had killed. They threw down their weapons and joined the people of Ammon. They would not fight anymore.

Lamanites killing people of Ammon

More Lamanites came to kill the people of Ammon. They still would not fight back, and many were killed.

Ammon praying

Not wanting the people he loved to be destroyed, Ammon prayed for help. The Lord told him to take his people and leave the land.

people of Ammon and Nephites of Zarahemla

The Nephites in Zarahemla gave Ammon and his people the land of Jershon and protected them. They became friends.