The Deerslayer - Chapter 23 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 23 Summary

Deerslayer explains the terms of his furlough. He has been sent to the group on the ark to ask them if they will agree to certain terms. The first concerns Wah-ta-Wah. The Iroquois want her to return to the tribe and marry one of their warriors. They also ask Judith to marry into the tribe in exchange for protection in the area. Both women refuse.

Harry leaves later that night to go to the local garrison and inform them of what is going on at the lake. Hetty gives him a very emotional farewell. Harry tries to convince Deerslayer not to return to the Iroquois but Deerslayer refuses to break his word.

Chapter 23 Analysis

The offers of marriage show how the Iroquois see the situation being resolved. They want to end the violence through union with the other side. These offers are refused...

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