The Last of the Mohicans
James Fenimore Cooper, James A. Sappenfield, E. N. Feltskog
SUNY Press, Jan 1, 1983 - Fiction - 418 pages
This tale of American frontier life is set in the period when the French and the British fought for control of the continent and while native American tribes still had considerable power and influence. En route to their father's fort, Cora and Alice Munro are betrayed by their Iroquois guide. Their companion Duncan Heyward enlists the support of the scout Hawkeye and his friends, who attempt to rescue the party.
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Page 5 - Few men exhibit greater diversity, or, if we may so express it, greater antithesis of character, than the native warrior of North America. In war, he is daring, boastful, cunning, ruthless, self-denying, and selfdevoted; in peace, just, generous, hospitable, revengeful, superstitious, modest, and commonly chaste. These are qualities, it is true, which do not distinguish all alike; but they are so far the predominating traits of these remarkable people, as to be characteristic.