The Last Of The Mohicans

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LAST OF THE MOHICANS The Last of the Mohicans is a motion picture based on the American frontier and the war between the French and the British. This paper will discuss the characteristics of the Mohican Indians, the war between the French and the British, and how the Mohican Indians interact and help the British.

Avina 2 The main character of this story is Nathaniel Bumppo, who's indian name is Hawkeye. He was a white man raised by the Mohican Indians.

Chingachgook and Uncas were the members of his Mohican family. They live in the year 1757 in up-state New York. They live in a house with the Cameron family, who are friends of theirs. Hawkeye becomes involved with Munro daughters by saving their lives from the Huron indians. The father of the Munro daughters is the colonel of the British army. The Huron is another indian tribe, but they are against the Mohicans.

The war between the French and the British takes place in America. The Mohican and Huron tribes are both involved in the war. The Mohicans are sided with the British and the Huron are sided with the French. The Mohicans joined the war because the British needed their help and in return the British promised to protect the Mohican families. But the British army did not protect them. The Camerons were killed by the French and had there home burned down. When Hawkeye and the Munro daughters come across the bodies Cora Monroe shows sympathy and wants to give them an appropriate burial. Hawkeye does not because he wants to leave them as they are and don't want to leave any sign that they were there. One of the characteristics Hawkeye reveals to them is his indian spiritualism.

The Mohican indians help out the British...