It was remarkably like the area where Joseph Smith lived, down to the place names.
Book of Mormon
However, LDS where unsuccessful in finding any archeological record of the major civilizations and battles of the BOM there. So the hunt continues forever Southward. I believe they're down to Central America now
“It was remarkably like the area where Joseph Smith lived, down to the place names.”
This is humorous. However, most Mormons believe that Lehi and his family traveled from the Midian Peninsula (present day Saudi Arabia) eastward to the west coast of the Americas. I don’t think they would have marched 2 or 3 thousand miles to the Great Lakes area.
There is an Aztec legend of the visitation of Quetzalcoatl, often referred to as The Bearded White God. Mormons believe this is based on the actual visit of Christ in the Americas.
See John 10:
11 I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.
12 But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep.
13 The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep.
14 I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.
15 As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep.
16 And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.
Here is Jesus talking about His intention to go visit the “other sheep” located in a different place. Mormons teach that this was in the Americas.