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Last of the Mohicans Lesson Plan

Introduction to Last of the Mohicans

The Last of the Mohicans is by far James Fenimore Cooper's most popular novel. It is the second in the series called The Leatherstocking Tales, which all feature the protagonist Natty Bumppo, or as he's called in this book, Hawkeye. Taking place in the third year of the French and Indian War, The last of the Mohicans uses the conflict between the French and British as a backdrop and launching point for its narrative. The characters are all actors in these events, and are personally affected by the historical outcomes. The tale centers around the daughters of Colonel Munro, Alice and Cora, who travel from Fort Edward to Fort William Henry to see their dear father. They are escorted by...

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