The Deerslayer was the last of James Fenimore Cooper's tales to be written, which is a five book series in the Leather stocking Tales. The Deerslayer is the last instalment which features the main hero Natty Bumppo, known as 'Deerslayer' by his Native American people.
Set in the wilderness area that surrounds Lake Otsego, New York in early 18th-century. The Deerslayer is an exciting story about the adventures of a woodsman known as Deerslayer and his Delaware Indian friend, Chingachgook. The two friends meet at the lake to plot a rescue of Chingachgookís beloved, a Delaware girl who has been abducted by the hostile Huron Indians. Deerslayer has never been on the warpath before, and this is a test of his manhood. The novel presents the violence and unpredictability of life in a place where only a few white hunters and hunting parties of Indians have ever set foot. The interface between the wilderness, civilization and the pristine life of nature and the impact being made on it by human kind, makes this a fascinating story about a clash of values.
James Fenimore Cooper was a prolific and popular American writer of the early 19th century. He is best remembered as a novelist who wrote numerous sea-stories and the historical novels known as the Leather stocking Tales, featuring frontiersman Natty Bumppo. James Fenimore Cooperís legacy will live on as those still continue to read his work to this day.