“A Descendant of Zarahemla”

W. Cleon Skousen

After three years of peace and prosperity under King Mosiah, the people began to continually pester the king to send down an expedition into their original country of Lehi-Nephi to determine what happened to them.

It seems strange that King Mosiah would place a man in charge of the expedition named Ammon who was a descendant of Zarahemla. He had never been to Lehi-Nephi and apparently wasn't related to any of the first expedition. But it was inevitable that this would be a desperately difficult journey because no one knew how to maneuver their way through the narrow strip of mountainous wilderness so as to reach their destination.

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