The Last of the Mohicans is the 1826 sequel to the now less-famous The Pioneers (1823) and the prequel to The Prairie (1827). It is set at the time of the war between France and England in North America and, as the novel begins, we are already three years into the conflict. At Fort Edward, General Webb receives news of a French attack under Montcalm is coming to Fort William Henry which is only guarded by the small force of the Scotsman Monro. Captain Duncan Heyward is dispatched to take Munro’s daughters to that Fort along with the renegade Native American runner Magua, known as Le Renard Subtil (The Cunning Fox). We follow their journey as they meet the magnificent Chingachgook whose son is the last of the Mohican tribe, and find that Magua is actually preventing their progress and is allied to the French. We meet the character Hawkeye (Natty Bumppo, the central character in these so-called ‘Leatherstocking Tales’) and follow him and his Indian companions as they become involved in the bloody war. Hawkeye is seemingly the last decent white man as he respects the Indians’ customs in this exciting adventure story full of battles, captures and rescues.