The Last of the Mohicans - Study Guide Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 3 Summary

Our point of view changes to "a few miles westward." We find two men waiting on a third. One seems to be of European stock, the other Indian. The Indian is named Chingachgook; the other man is Hawkeye. Chingachgook is telling Hawkeye of the battles of his people against the Maquas, or Iroquois. The Mohicans managed to beat back the Iroquois until the Dutch arrived with their "fire water."

Since then, the Mohicans have diminished and retreated into obscurity. Chingachgook's son Uncas is the "last of the Mohicans." Uncas arrives and reports that Iroquois are hiding in the woods, out for scalps and plunder. When Uncas kills a deer, he hears the column of men marching to the North.

Chapter 3 Analysis

The reader is introduced to Uncas, Chingachgook and Hawkeye. They are obviously friends of long standing. The reader learns the story of the rise and fall...

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