The Question and Answer section for Last of the Mohicans is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
That would be Major Hayward.
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The party had landed on the border of a region that is, even to this day, less known to the inhabitants of the States than the deserts of Arabia, or the steppes of Tartary. It was the sterile and rugged district which separates the...