A Promised Land

Church Educational System
Each of the twelve tribes of Israel was assigned an area of land for their inheritance in the land of Canaan. In addition to the inheritance they received there, the descendants of Joseph also received the land of the Americas as part of their inheritance. The Savior told the twelve Nephite disciples that they and their people were “a remnant of the house of Joseph” (3 Nephi 15:12), and “this is the land of your inheritance” (v. 13).

Book of Mormon Student Manual (1996 Edition)