Once Lehi, Nephi, and their family reached the American continents, they established themselves and began to grow. A sad part of that growth included a division in the group between those who followed Nephi’s wicked brother Laman, and those who followed Nephi. The two groups called themselves the Nephites and the Lamanites. In order to stay faithful in a culture of many dangers and temptations, the Nephites would often listen to the counsel of their spiritual leaders concerning Jesus Christ and his gospel. One such counsel was what we call the Allegory of the Olive Tree. It illustrates how the house of Israel would be scattered then gathered back together again, and it included the part of Israel that moved to the Americas and became the Nephites and Lamanites. This sketch I did shows Christ acting as the master of the vineyard (which we can call the world), and his servants the prophets working in the background. You can read about the symbolism of the trees and the branches in Jacob 5.