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Cooper's preface to the edition is a kind of defense, stressing that the novel is "a narrative" with historical allusions, of which the Indian history calls for some comment.
He racially and geographically places the Mohicans as a disappearing tribe of the Wapanachki or Lenni Lenape stock (known today as the Algonquin), who were . Chingachgook Known also as Le Gros Serpent, he is the noble Mohican woodsman who has been the life-long friend of Hawkeye.
Uncas The son of Chingachgook, he is the last of the Mohicans. Popularly called Le Cerf Agile, he is a significant participant in one of the two love stories in the novel, and.
Sep 18, · The Last of the Mohicans by: James Fenimore Cooper Summary. Plot Overview; Summary & Analysis; Are there any believable Indian characters in the novel?
Is Cooper guilty of invoking racial stereotypes in his portrayal of Indians? 2. Compare and contrast the father-son relationship of Chingachgook and Uncas with .
The Last of the Mohicans is a novel by James Fenimore Cooper first published in Cora Munro. The raven-haired daughter of Colonel Munro, Cora literally embodies the novel’s ambivalent opinion about mixed race.
She is part “Negro,” a racial heritage portrayed as both unobjectionable and a cause for vitriolic defensiveness in her father.