Cooper - the Last of the Mohicans
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In developing its metaphorical name, the last of the Mohicans, Cooper was more concerned with Indians in general than with particular Indians. The last of the Mohicans, he deliberately simplified and distorted history and tribal Indian / European Union..1 Historically, alliances between Indians and Europeans were complex, situational, moving, and sometimes pitted closely related Indian groups against each other.2 The last of the Mohicans, Delaware Indians and Mingos exchange historical places. First, Delaware is neutral. Later they join Unkas, which is the main Delaware on his rescue mission. Finally, they are very responsive hosts at the funeral bark and Unkas. Historicall...