Major Duncan Heyward is accompanying the daughters of English commander Munro to their father's post at Fort William. The eyar is 1757, the English and French are at war in the Americas, the native peoples are caught up on both sides. The native guide Magua leads Heyward's party astray and it is only due to the timely intervention of Hawkeye, Uncas and chingachgook that they survive. Cora and Alice Munro reach Forty William only to be caught up in a massacre and kidnapped by Magua. Heyward, white scout Hawkeye (real name Natty Bumppo)and mohicans Uncas and Chingachgook set out to rescue the young sisters in this classic adventure tale.
This report prepared by Bryn Pearson
This is the second of the Leatherstocking Tales and is both the best of the five novels and the most well-known. The story itself is set during the French and Indian War in upstate New York and is one of the more exciting of the historical adventure novels written in American history. Again, as is true throughout this series, the characterizations are caricatures but still, it is great fun to read.
This report prepared by Kelly Whiting