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The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
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The Last of the Mohicans: A Narrative of 1757 is a historical novel by James Fenimore Cooper. The story takes place in 1757, during the French and Indian War (the Seven Years' War), when France and... More > Great Britain battled for control of the North American colonies. The story takes place "Just West of the Cuyahoga", in the Cleveland, Ohio, Metropark regions in Lorain and Cuyahoga counties. During this war, the French called on allied Native American tribes to fight against the more numerous British colonists in this region. The novel was one of the most popular in English. The book has been Cooper's most popular work, and it has remained one of the most widely read novels throughout the world, and it has impacted the way many view both the American Indians and the frontier period of American history. The romanticized image of the strong, fearless, and ever resourceful frontiersman, as well as the stoic, wise, and noble "red man" were notions derived from Cooper's characterizations more than from anywhere else.< Less
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
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This story is set in the British province of New York during the French and Indian War, and concerns a Huron massacre (with passive French acquiescence) of from 500 to 1,500 unarmed Anglo-American... More > troops, who had honorably surrendered at Fort William Henry, plus some women and servants; the kidnapping of two sisters, daughters of the British commander; and their rescue by Hawkeye, the last two Mohicans, and others. Parts of the story may have been derived from the capture and death of Jane McCrea in July 1777 near Fort Edward, New York, by members of an Algonquian tribe.< Less