“Chapter 26: The People of Ammon,” Book of Mormon Stories (1997), 73–74
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.
Alma 23:17–18; Alma 27:26
The Lamanites who did not repent were angry with the people of Ammon and prepared to fight them.
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.
They buried their weapons deep in the ground and promised God they would never kill again.
When the wicked Lamanites came and began killing them, they bowed to the ground and prayed.
Seeing that the people of Ammon would not fight back, many of the wicked Lamanites stopped killing them.
The Lamanites were sorry that they had killed. They threw down their weapons and joined the people of Ammon. They would not fight anymore.
More Lamanites came to kill the people of Ammon. They still would not fight back, and many were killed.
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.
Alma 27:4–5, 10–12
The Nephites in Zarahemla gave Ammon and his people the land of Jershon and protected them. They became friends.