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The Last of the Mohicans
Angered by the values of his materialistic society, Hawkeye (Natty Bumppo) lives apart from other white men, sharing the solitude and sublimity of the wilderness with his Mohican Indian friend, Chingachgook. But the savageries of the French and Indian War force them out of exile, and they agree to guide two sisters in search of their father through hostile Indian country.
Tragic, fast-pased, and stocked with elements of a classic frontier adventure--massacres and raids, innocent settlers, hardened soldiers, renegade Indians, and a doomed love affair.
The deadly crack of a long rifle and the piercing cries of Indians on the warpath shatter the serenity of beautiful Lake Glimmerglass. Danger has invaded the vast forests of upper New York State as Deerslayer and his loyal Mohigan friend Chingachgook attempt the daring rescue of an Indian maiden imprisoned in a Huron camp. Soon they are caught in the crossfire between a cunning enemy and two white bounty hunters who mercilessly kill for profit.
More by James F. Cooper
Epic of the American frontier follows the exploits of the scout Natty Bumppo, "Leatherstocking". -The Pioneers-as an aged hunter caught up in the struggle to determine what kind of civilization will replace the vanishing wilderness. -The Last of the Mohicans-is an adventure story about a daring rescue while the French threaten to invade the American colonies. -The Prairie-Natty, in his eighties, is driven to refuge on the Great Plains, where Sioux, Pawnee, outlaw whites, and members of the Lewis and Clark expedition enact a fateful drama.
The Pathfinder, (or The Inland Sea) where, on the Great Lakes during the Seven Years War, the French and their Indian allies are plotting a treacherous ambush. The Deerslayer brings the saga full circle to follow young Natty on his first warpath.
The fourth novel in The Leatherstocking Tales is a "romance," the story of Natty Bumppo's unsuccessful courtship of a young woman during the French and Indian War.
Vigorous, self-reliant, amazingly resourceful and moral, James Fenimore Cooper's Natty Bumppo towers over and above the author's majestic descriptions of early frontier life, Indian raiders, and defenseless outposts. He is the prototype of the Western hero; his vision of man in a natural context and his hatred of middle-class hypocrisy give him his stature as a faultless arbiter of wilderness justice. He is no less adept at judging his own feelings of love - divided as they are between the woman whom he protects on a hazardous journey and the deep woods that sustain him in his beliefs. A rapid, climactic narrative, The Pathfinder is among the finest examples of epic action literature.
The final novel in Cooper's epic, The Prairie depicts Natty Bumppo at the end of his life, still desplaying his indomitable strength and dignity.
The first of The Leatherstocking Tales introduces the mythical hero Natty Bumppo in a portrait that contrasts the natural codes of Bumppo to the rigid legal and social structures of a new settlement.
Cooper's novel centers on Harry Birch, a common man wrongly suspected by well-born Patriots of being a spy for the British. Even George Washington, who supports Birch, misreads the man, and when Washington offers him payment for information vital to the Patriot's cause, Birch scorns the money and asserts that his actions were motivated not by financial reward, but by his devotion to the fight for independence.
Tenacious of Their Liberties: The Congregationalists in Colonial MassachusettsJames F. CooperOxford University Press / 2002 / Trade Paperback$62.50Availability: In StockStock No: WW152876
James F. Cooper Study Resources
This old-time favorite is now written in a way that makes it easier for the children to understand. Each chapter also has a vocabulary list and focus places for the children to mind. At the end of each chapter it also has a comprehension check for the children to take.
James Fenimore Cooper's Last of the Mohicans was a defining contribution to the American frontier mythos, perpetuating the idea that Native nations on the east coast had disappeared. In their quest to bring the Munroe sisters to freedom, Hawkeye, Chingachgook and Uncas have woven themselves into the fabric of American Literature.
Progeny Press Study Guides provide teachers, parents, and students with literary analysis based upon the foundation of the Bible. Examining well-written literature in relation to biblical standards, students will develop and refine how they deal with man's philosophies while learning about the craft of writing. Progeny Press Study Guides deal with literature as works of art and philosophy as they explain and use literary terms; deal with plot construction; dig into character studies; and bring attention to themes and ideas the author has crafted.Easy-to-use lessons include vocabulary, comprehension, analysis and critical thinking exercises, questions on related Biblical principles, activities, and a complete answer key. Middle & High School guides take approximately from 8 to 10 weeks to complete. 78 reproducible pages, paperback. Grades 9-12.
The Last of the Mohicans, Novel Units Teacher's Guide, Grades 9-12James Fenimore CooperECS Learning Systems, Inc. / Trade Paperback$7.49 Retail:
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This Novel Units teacher's guide is designed to accompany the (not-included) novel The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper.
Including a number of teacher's helps, exercises, discussion questions, assessment tools, graphic organizers, writing and art ideas, critical thinking challenges, extension activities, glossary and more, this book is a convenient guide to facilitating discussion. Background information includes a summary, information about the author, and ideas for initiating activity; the discussion questions follow the chapters in the book. Page numbers are included, which reference the edition quoted in the front cover. [Signet Classic paperback edition published by Penguin Books, afterward copyright 1962]. Paperback, Grades 9-12.
Don't let your children miss out on this rich literary classic! This workbook adapts The Pathfinder by James Fenimore Cooper into 10 short chapters that will excite reluctant readers as well as enthusiastic ones. To enhance understanding, the workbooks provide definitions of key words; 100 multiple-choice questions that test for main idea, critical thinking, inference, recalling details, and sequencing; and 60 vocabulary exercises in modified Cloze format. Reproducible pages.
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