Remember in Mosiah 20, when Noah’s priests stole the daughters of the Lamanites? They battled against Limhi’s people, but then realized that it was the priests of Noah, not Limhi. So what happened to the Lamanites?
Now the armies of the Lamanites, which had followed after the people of king Limhi, had been lost in the wilderness for many days.
So after leaving Limhi, they got lost.
And behold, they had found those priests of king Noah, in a place which they called Amulon; and they had begun to possess the land of Amulon and had begun to till the ground.
Now the name of the leader of those priests was Amulon.
And finally found the priests.
And it came to pass that Amulon did plead with the Lamanites; and he also sent forth their wives, who were the daughters of the Lamanites, to plead with their brethren, that they should not destroy their husbands.
And the Lamanites had compassion on Amulon and his brethren, and did not destroy them, because of their wives.
So, the Lamanites listened to what their daughters wanted, and they wanted for the priests not to be killed. I guess while they were captured they grew to like the priests.
And Amulon and his brethren did join the Lamanites, and they were traveling in the wilderness in search of the land of Nephi when they discovered the land of Helam, which was possessed by Alma and his brethren.
And then they found Alma on the way back home.
And it came to pass that the Lamanites promised unto Alma and his brethren, that if they would show them the way which led to the land of Nephi that they would grant unto them their lives and their liberty.
But after Alma had shown them the way that led to the land of Nephi the Lamanites would not keep their promise; but they set guards round about the land of Helam, over Alma and his brethren.
And the remainder of them went to the land of Nephi; and a part of them returned to the land of Helam, and also brought with them the wives and the children of the guards who had been left in the land.
And the king of the Lamanites had granted unto Amulon that he should be a king and a ruler over his people, who were in the land of Helam; nevertheless he should have no power to do anything contrary to the will of the king of the Lamanites.
And put Alma’s people in bondage.