The Last of the Mohicans
A Narrative of 1757.
Published in 1826, this is the second novel in Cooper's "Leatherstocking Tales" series. The other titles are: The Pioneers (1823), The Prairie (1827), The Pathfinder (1840), and The Deerslayer (1841).
The Last of the Mohicans is complete in itself, but is tied to the other stories by Natty Bumppo, the central figure of the series. His character as the last uncorrupted white man who prefers the code of the Indian than the nature of the white settlers, who is loyal, courageous and a superb exponent of wood craft struck a chord with contemporary Americans that still finds an echo today. It is an adventure set in the forests of North America during the Seven Years War (1756-1763) between Great Britain and France. The plot revolves around the efforts of Alice and Cora Munro to join their father, who is the commander of Fort William Henry near Lake Champlain. Their course is blocked by Magua, the leader of a group of Huron Indians who are allied to the French. His schemes are frustrated by Uncas, the last of the Mohicans, his father Chingachgook, and Natty Bumppo. The book is characterized by a series of thrilling attacks, captures, flights and rescues.
This is a story about a great friendship between Hawkeye, the White Man, and Chingachook, the chief of the Mohicans. It is mainly about rescuing the Munro sisters from being caught, and returning them to safety with their father during the war between the French and the English. The English army are having a problem because there are no more reinforcements. General Webb is scared, and asks Colonel Munro to seek surrender. What happened next? Did Hawkeye and the Mohicans succeed or lose?--Submitted by Diyanah Harun.
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