The Last of the Mohicans Summary & Study Guide

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The Journey Begins

Set in 1757 during the third year of the French and Indian War, the novel opens as Cora and Alice Munro are being escorted to Fort William Henry where they will meet up with the commander of the fort - their father, Colonel Munro. The two women are accompanied by Major Duncan Heyward, a gallant young officer who soon falls in love with Alice, and David Gamut, a ridiculous traveling psalm singer and music teacher. The small group is led by Magua, a mysterious and terrifying Huron, who suggests a "short-cut" that will lead them into an ambush he has prepared. The group are rescued from this fate when they run into Hawkeye, a skilled woodsman also known as Natty Bumppo (his birth name) and Le Longue Carabine (which means "Long Rifle"). With him are his two Mohican friends, Chingachgook and his son, Uncas. Major Heyward...

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