The Question and Answer section for Last of the Mohicans is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
From the text:
“Yon Indian is a 'runner' of the army; and, after the fashion of his people, he may be accounted a hero,” returned the officer. “He has volunteered to guide us to the lake, by a path but little known, sooner than if we followed the...
There is land, trading routes, and loyalty to the British monarchy.