James Fenimore Cooper, Helen Hunt Jackson, James Mooney, August Nemo: 3 books to know Native American
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- The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper.
- Ramona by Helen Hunt Jackson .
- Myths Of The Cherokee By James Mooney.The Last of the Mohicans: A Narrative of 1757 is a historical novel written by James Fenimore Cooper in 1826. The novel is set primarily in the upper New York wilderness, detailing the transport of the two daughters of Colonel Munro, Alice and Cora, to a safe destination at Fort William Henry. Among the caravan guarding the women are the frontiersman Natty Bumppo, Major Duncan Heyward, and the Indians Chingachgook and Uncas, the latter two being the novel's title characters. These characters are sometimes seen as a microcosm of the budding American society, particularly with regard to their racial composition.
Ramona is an 1884 American novel written by Helen Hunt Jackson. Set in Southern California after the MexicanAmerican War, it portrays the life of a mixed-race IrishNative American orphan girl, who suffers racial discrimination and hardship. The novel's influence on the culture and image of Southern California was considerable. Its sentimental portrayal of Mexican colonial life contributed to establishing a unique cultural identity for the region. As its publication coincided with the arrival of railroad lines in the region, countless tourists visited who wanted to see the locations of the novel.
Myths of the Cherokee is a compilation of tales from the oral tradition of the Cherokee people. The work is part of a series of ethnographic studies by James Mooney of the native populations of the USA.
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