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    The Last Mohican by James Fenimore Cooper can be securely called an example of Native American literature because it aligns with three important elements of that style: Bravery in people, Bitterness towards others not of their kind, and Ancestry, which are also present in the acclaimed Native American works “The Way to Rainy Mountain” by N. Scott Momaday and Smoke Signals directed by Chris Eyre. Bravery in people are represented in Smoke Signals and The Last Mohican. Thomas Build-the-Fire shows bravery throughout the entire movie. From a young age he was bullied by Victor and shown he was different from others, but he stuck with Victor. Later on in the movie he shows bravery again when he goes with Victor to go find his father. Following that…

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    The saying “there are always two sides to every story”. William Apess was an advocate of civil rights for Native Americans. James Fenimore Cooper was a writer who aided in developing the future course of American fiction. Apes and Cooper writing showed Native American in different ways to the readers. The visual arts and literature display in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth-century America has provided revealing guides to assumptions about the Native American. Native Americans were most…

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    then just a colony, was engulfed in war - not for independence, but for land. Set in the wilderness of upper New York, James Fenimore Cooper's, The Last of the Mohicans, is one of the first great works of American literature solidifying Cooper as the first truly American author. ¨As a pioneer of literature, James Fenimore Cooper did not use a European background to attract readers as Washington Irving did; instead he created his own purely American style of literature. In his…

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    death, that makes the martyr” -Napoleon Bonaparte. The Last of the Mohicans by James Cooper. The story takes place during the French and Indian War. Two daughters, of an English Colonel named Munro, need to escorted through the treacherous wilderness filled with Indians whom they encounter throughout their journey. Magua, a Huron, who is the antagonist is seeking revenge against Colonel Munro and going after the colonel’s daughters is a way to seek his revenge. Uncas, son of Chingachgook, who is…

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    James Fenimore Cooper has a past in the church. He was very active in his hometown church. Later in his life he took on leadership and clergy roles there. He donated a lot of money and supervised the redesigning of the church as his own expense. Also later in his life he was confirmed by the church. He was very publically involved in his home church, so for him to have written a book tying in Christian values is not surprising. Some writers who analyze Cooper’s work said he was the only major…

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    James Fenimore Cooper’s narrative in “The Last of the Mohicans” relates a lot to the Romanticism period. It has a lot of the characteristics of American Romanticism. We can see that he is very disgusted with the monarchs of Europe as he says in the first chapter, on page 11, “But, emulating the patience and self-denial of the practiced native warriors, they learned to overcome every difficulty; and it would seem that, in time, there was no recess of the woods so dark, nor any secret place so…

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    ” (Cooper 2554). Though unfortunately, when the pilgrims arrived they were blind to the beauty nature had. Forests were soon destroyed to make room for towns and farms. Animals began to be hunted for entertainment and achievement solely instead of for food. This resulted in massive death toles to the animals of America. James Fenimore Cooper accounts for this multiple times in The Pioneers, or the Sources of the Susquehanna, “If the heavens were alive with pigeons, the whole village seemed…

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    In James Fenimore Cooper’s novel The Last of the Mohicans, it is easy to see the destruction of the Native American race by the white man. The novel takes place in 1957, during the French and Indian War. It is known that the French often allied with Native tribes to gain an advantage over the Englishmen. This resulted in tragic massacres of English soldiers, and the loss of various tribes. Main characters Hawkeye, a white hunter, and Major Duncan Heyward, a young colonist, meet up by mischance…

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    James Fenimore Cooper’s The Pioneers encapsulates America’s appreciation for “wild” nature over that of the serene, peaceful scenes described by their pastoral European precursors. The reader can see the manifestation of this appreciation through the American people’s enthusiastic reception of Natty Bumppo, one of Cooper’s most famous characters. His interaction with other characters from the stories serve to depict him as an individual who, unlike protagonists from other pastoral works, doesn’t…

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    “High-Water Mark”. In February 1860, Harte’s career with Northern California came abruptly to an end. There was a report one day of a murder of sixty Native Americans, mainly women and children. During this time, it was a very sensitive topic to talk about the relationship between the Native Americans and others. Harte had voiced his disappointment in the newspaper, which was greeted with negative responses and violent threats. He moved back to San Francisco. In 1963, Harte’s “The Legend of…

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