The Last Of The Mohicans

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The Film The Last of the Mohicans details the experiences of three members of a dying Native American tribe known as the Mohicans during the midst of the French and Indian War (1754-1763). In the film, a Mohican chief named Chingachgook along with his son Uncas and his adopted white son by the name of Nathaniel Poe are on a journey west in search of a new home. Along the way, Nathaniel Poe is recruited to escort the two daughters of British Army Colonel Edmund Munro to Fort William Henry in the province of New York. En route to the fort, Poe, the two women, a British Army Major named Duncan Heyward, and a troop of British Soldiers are ambushed by the Mohawk tribe working for the French against the British. The convoy takes heavy losses and arrives to the fort to find it under attack by the French and the Mohawk tribe. The British eventually surrender the fort to the French under the condition that they may travel back to Albany. The French agree, but along the way to Albany the British are attacked by the Mohawk tribe and they suffer extreme casualties resulting in the end of only the survival of Nathaniel Poe and chief Chingachgook. The film showcases how the western European powers pitted neighboring Native American tribes against each other to gain territory in North America, significantly contributed to the inevitable population decline of many Native tribes such as the Mohicans seen highlighted in the film. Some may; however, consider the film to be historically…
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