“I made this record out of the plates of Nephi, and hid up in the hill Cumorah all the records which had been entrusted to me by the hand of the Lord, save it were these few plates which I gave unto my son Moroni.”
“It is wisdom that this land should be kept as yet from the knowledge of other nations”
2 Nephi 1:8
“And it came to pass that many of the Lamanites did go into the land northward”
“And it came to pass that when he had traveled three days in the wilderness, he pitched his tent in a valley by the side of a river of water.”
1 Nephi 2:6
“After thousands of years, all were destroyed except the Lamanites, and they are among the ancestors of the American Indians.”
Introduction, 2013 edition of the Book of Mormon
"And we did come to the land which we called Bountiful, because of its much fruit and also wild honey; and all these things were prepared of the Lord that we might not perish."
1 Nephi 17:5
“And there came forth poisonous serpents also upon the face of the land, and did poison many people.”
“And it came to pass that there was thick darkness upon all the face of the land, insomuch that the inhabitants thereof who had not fallen could feel the vapor of darkness”
3 Nephi 8:20
And thus the Zoramites and the Lamanites began to make preparations for war against the people of Ammon, and also against the Nephites.
“And now, it was only the distance of a day and a half’s journey for a Nephite, on the line between the land Bountiful and the land Desolation, from the east to the west sea; and thus the land of Nephi and the land of Zarahemla were nearly surrounded by water, there being a small neck of land between the land northward and the land southward”