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The Last of the Mohicans: A Narrative of () is a historical novel by James Fenimore . Heyward becomes suspicious of Magua, and Hawk-eye and the Mohicans agree with his suspicion, that with Gamut, to rescue Alice; Hawk- eye and Uncas set out to rescue Cora, and Munro and Chingachgook remain in safety. They are soon joined by David Gamut, Hawkeye, Chingachgook, and between Chingachgook and Hawkeye and the relationship between. Somewhat reluctantly, they heed her good advice. Many Mohicans died there, and Chingachgook and Hawkeye fought together in the battle.
Uncas is taken prisoner by the Hurons, and left to starve when he withstands torture, and Heyward fails to find Alice.
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A Huron warrior asks Heyward to heal his lunatic wife, and both are stalked by Hawk-eye in the guise of a bear. They enter a cave where the madwoman is kept, and the warrior leaves. Soon after revelation of his identity to Heyward, Hawk-eye accompanies him, and they find Alice. They are discovered by Magua; but Hawk-eye overpowers him, and they leave him tied to a wall. Thereafter Heyward escapes with Alice, while Hawk-eye remains to save Uncas.
Gamut convinces a Huron to allow him and his magical bear Hawk-eye in disguise to approach Uncas, and they untie him. Uncas dons the bear disguise, Hawk-eye wears Gamut's clothes, and Gamut stays in a corner mimicking Uncas. Uncas and Hawk-eye escape by traveling to the Delaware village where Cora is held, just as the Hurons suspect something is amiss and find Magua tied up in the cave. Magua tells his tribe the full story behind Heyward and Hawkeye's deceit before assuming leadership of the Hurons as they vow revenge.
Uncas and Hawk-eye are being held prisoner with Alice, Cora, and Heyward at the Delaware village when Magua visits the Delaware tribe and demands the return of his prisoners.
During the ensuing council meeting, Uncas is revealed to be a Mohican, a once-dominant tribe closely related to the Delawares. Tamenundthe sage of the Delawares, sides with Uncas and frees the prisoners, except for Cora, whom he awards to Magua according to tribal custom.
To satisfy laws of hospitality, Tamenund gives Magua a three-hour head start before pursuit. While the Delawares are using that time preparing for battle, David Gamut escapes and tells his companions that Magua has positioned his men in the woods between the Huron and Delaware villages.
Undeterred, Uncas, Hawkeye, and the Delawares march into the woods to fight the Hurons. The Delawares vanquish the Hurons in a bloody battle and ultimately capture the Huron village, but Magua escapes with Cora and two other Hurons; Uncas, Hawk-eye, and Heyward pursue them up to a high mountain. In a fight at the edge of a cliff, Cora, Uncas, and Magua are killed.
The novel concludes with a lengthy account of the funerals of Uncas and Cora, and Hawk-eye reaffirms his friendship with Chingachgook. Father to Uncas, and after his death, the eponymous "Last of the Mohicans".
His name was a Unami Delaware word meaning "Big Snake. Oeil de Faucon; a frontiersman who becomes an escort to the Munro sisters. Known to the Indians and the French as La longue carabine for his marksmanship and signature weapon.
Magua ma-gwah — the villain: Her mother, whom Munro met and married in the West Indies, was a mulatto or mixed-race woman,  described as "descended, remotely" from slaves. Diane Roberts described Cora as "the first tragic mulatta in American literature.
Cora's blonde half-sister; cheerful, playful, frail, and charming. She is the daughter of Alice Graham, Munro's second wife. General Marquis de Montcalm — the French commander-in-chief, called by the Huron and other Indian allies of the French as "The great white father of the Canadas. Development[ edit ] According to Susan Fenimore Cooperthe author's eldest daughter, Cooper first conceived the idea for the book while visiting the Adirondack Mountains in with a party of English gentlemen.
They passed on to Lake George and Glens Falls. Impressed with the caves behind the falls, one member of the party suggested that "here was the very scene for a romance. Cooper promised Stanley "that a book should actually be written, in which these caves should have a place; the, idea of a romance essentially Indian in character then first suggesting itself to his mind.
He and his family stayed for the summer in a cottage belonging to a friend, situated on the Long Island shore of the Sound, opposite Blackwell's Island, not far from Hallett's Cove the area is now part of Astoria.
He wrote quickly and completed the novel in the space of three or four months. He suffered a serious illness thought to have been brought on by sunstroke  and, at one point, he dictated the outline of the fight between Magua and Chingachgook 12th chapterto his wife, who thought that he was delirious.
Sacrement, was "too complicated". Horican he found on an old map of the area; it was a French transliteration of a native group who had once lived in the area. His daughter said that as a young man he had few opportunities to meet and talk with Native Americans: By using the name Uncas for one of his characters, he seemed to confuse the two regional tribes: The popularity of Cooper's book helped spread the confusion.
He made a point of visiting these parties as they passed through Albany and New York. On several occasions, he followed them all the way to Washington to observe them for longer. He also talked to the military officers and interpreters who accompanied them. Please improve the article by adding information on neglected viewpoints, or discuss the issue on the talk page. According to Susan Cooper, its success was "greater than that of any previous book from the same pen" and "in Europe the book produced quite a startling effect.
For example, the reviewer of the London Magazine May described the novel as "clearly by much the worst of Mr Cooper's performances.
Twain complained that Cooper lacked a variety of style and was overly wordy. Once again, though, Magua himself escapes.
Hawkeye and his friends help Cora, Alice, and Heyward finish their journey to the fort where Colonel Munro and his men are in a siege with the French army. The girls reunite with their father.
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Heyward reveals to Colonel Munro that he wants to marry Alice. The English retreat from the fort, surrendering to the French. As they leave, though, the Indian allies of the French slaughter the English soldiers. Magua returns and takes Cora and Alice captive again.
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A few days later, Hawkeye, Heyward, Chingachgook, and Uncas find Magua's trail and set off to rescue the women. Cora and Alice have been taken to two different camps. Using the disguise of a French healer, the men rescue Alice. Magua and the rest of the Hurons are humiliated and vow revenge. They go to the village where Cora is being held.
Uncas, Hawkeye, and the others also show up there. Uncas and Cora, in separate interactions, convince the chief of the village to let Magua's prisoners go.
However, he refuses to let Cora go, as she belongs to Magua. Magua takes Cora into the wilderness, with Uncas, Hawkeye, and the others hot on the trail. They catch up to Magua and defeat him and the rest of the Hurons. However, one of the Hurons stabs Cora and kills her. Uncas tries to avenge her death, but as he fights Cora's killer, Magua stabs him in the back and kills him.
Magua attempts to escape by jumping over a ravine, but misses and ends up clinging to a shrub on the other side.