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The Last of the Mohicans | Study Guide

James Fenimore Cooper

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The Last of the Mohicans | Characters

Character Description
Hawkeye Hawkeye, the protagonist, is a white woodsman raised by Delaware Indians who is familiar with the wilderness and is close friends with the Mohicans, Uncas and Chingachgook. Read More
Uncas A courageous warrior, Uncas is the only son of the Mohican chief Chingachgook. Read More
Chingachgook A wise and noble Mohican chief, Chingachgook is the father of Uncas and Hawkeye's loyal friend and ally. Read More
Magua The antagonist, Magua is a Huron warrior who seeks revenge on the English. Read More
Major Duncan Heyward Heyward is an officer in the 60th Royal American regiment of the British army and fights against the French and their Iroquois allies. Read More
Cora Munro Cora is the dark-haired, racially mixed older daughter of Colonel Munro. Read More
Alice Munro Alice is the blond younger daughter of Colonel Munro. Read More
David Gamut Gamut is a singer and teacher of religious songs from Connecticut.
Colonel Munro Colonel Munro is the British commander of Fort William Henry and the loving father of Alice and Cora.
General Webb General Webb is the British commander of Fort Edward whose actions allow the French to take Fort William Henry.
Marquis de Montcalm Montcalm is a French general who leads a successful siege of Fort William Henry but fails to prevent the massacre of the English men, women, and children after the fort is surrendered.
Hard Heart Le Coeur-dur, or "Hard Heart," is a Delaware chief with whom Magua converses to find out information about Cora.
Tamenund Tamenund is the aged, wise leader of the Delawares who determines that Hawkeye, Alice, and Heyward should be released and Cora should marry Magua.
Reed-that-bends Reed-that-bends is a young Huron warrior who is tried and then put to death because he showed cowardice in battle.
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