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Donehogawa By Burr Cook
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A short novel about a small group of men and boys who sail from Plymouth England and land near Cape Cod. They are all fleeing from perceived danger and have no plan to return. They meet with... More > adventure among the Pilgrims and the Native Americans of New England.< Less
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
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The Last of the Mohicans was one of the most popular English-language novels of its time. Its narrative flaws were criticized from the start, and its length and elaborately formal prose style have... More > reduced its appeal to later readers. Regardless, The Last of the Mohicans is widely read in American literature courses. This second book of the Leatherstocking Tales pentalogy is the best known. The Pathfinder, written 14 years later in 1840, is its sequel. Cooper named a principal character Uncas after the most famous of the Mohicans. The real Mohicans lived in the colony of Connecticut in the mid-seventeenth century, and not in the New York frontier a century later. Uncas was a Mohegan, not a Mohican, and Cooper's usage has helped to confuse the names of two tribes to the present day. When John Uncas, his last surviving male descendant died in 1842, the Newark Daily Advertiser wrote "Last of the Mohegans Gone" lamenting the extinction of the tribe.< Less
Quick Guide: The Last of the Mohicans By College Guide World
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The story takes place in 1757, during the French and Indian War (the Seven Years' War), when France and Great Britain battled for control of the North American colonies. During this war, the French... More > called on allied Native American tribes to fight against the more numerous British colonists. Cooper named a principal character Uncas after a well-known Mohegan sachem (a head chief) who had been an ally of the English in 17th-century Connecticut. Cooper seemed to confuse or merge the names of the two tribes—Mohegan and Mohicans. Cooper's well-known book helped confuse popular understanding of the tribes to the present day.< Less
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
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The Last of the Mohicans is an historical novel by James Fenimore Cooper. It is the second book of the Leatherstocking Tales pentalogy and the best known. The story is set in 1757, during the French... More > and Indian War, when France and Great Britain battled for control of North America. During this war, the French depended on its Native American allies to help fight the more numerous British colonists in the Northeast frontier areas. Cooper named a principal character Uncas, after a well-known Mohegan sachem who had been an ally of the English in 17th-century Connecticut. By using this name, Cooper seemed to confuse the Mohegan with the Mahican, a tribe historically based in New York along the Hudson River, closer to the central Mohawk Valley territory he also wrote about.< Less
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
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Set in 1757, at the time of the French and Indian War on the wilderness frontier between the English and French colonies, "The Last of the Mohicans", the second and most famous of the... More > "Leatherstocking Tales", revolves around the efforts of Alice and Cora Munro to join their father at Fort William Henry, where he commands a wilderness outpost on Lake George in northern New York. Their guide in the wilderness, Magua, leader of a group of Hurons allied with the French, has other plans, but when Hawkeye (Natty Bumppo), Chingachgook, and his son Uncas come on the scene, Magua's schemes are laid bare, and a thrilling series of escapes, attacks, captures, and rescues ensues. "... in his immortal friendship of Chingachgook and Natty Bumppo (Cooper)dreamed the nucleus of a new society... A stark stripped human relationship of two men, deeper than the deeps of sex. Deeper than property, deeper than fatherhood, deeper than marriage, deeper than Love." - D.H. Lawrence< Less
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
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Set in 1757, at the time of the French and Indian War on the wilderness frontier between the English and French colonies, "The Last of the Mohicans", the second and most famous of the... More > "Leatherstocking Tales", revolves around the efforts of Alice and Cora Munro to join their father at Fort William Henry, where he commands a wilderness outpost on Lake George in northern New York. Their guide in the wilderness, Magua, leader of a group of Hurons allied with the French, has other plans, but when Hawkeye (Natty Bumppo), Chingachgook, and his son Uncas come on the scene, Magua's schemes are laid bare, and a thrilling series of escapes, attacks, captures, and rescues ensues. "... in his immortal friendship of Chingachgook and Natty Bumppo (Cooper)dreamed the nucleus of a new society... A stark stripped human relationship of two men, deeper than the deeps of sex. Deeper than property, deeper than fatherhood, deeper than marriage, deeper than Love." - D.H. Lawrence< Less