The Last of the Mohicans takes place during the French and Indian War. Alice and Cora, the daughters of a British commander, become entangled the traitorous Huron Magua, the scout Natty Bumppo (alias Hawkeye), and Hawkeye’s two Mohican companions, Chingachgook and Uncas. The story follows the drama of the French and British fighting, as well as the personal drama that occurs between Cora, Uncas, and Magua. Love, nature, and romanticism are heavily explored in the novel.

Summary of The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper

Below is a list of The Last of the Mohicans Cliff Notes and The Last of the Mohicans SparkNotes. Not looking for a The Last of the Mohicans summary? Search above for 5000 other chapter summaries, curated from popular sites like SparkNotes and Cliff Notes.

The Last of the Mohicans Chapter Summaries (Free)


Review: The most popular website for book notes. SparkNotes was created by students for students, and their summaries are accessible and extremely well-written. Besides the usual plot overview, chapter summaries, and character analysis, SparkNotes differentiates itself with a section discussing themes, motifs, and symbols.

2Cliffs Notes

Review: The original provider of professionally-written study guides, Cliffs Notes were available in print form before the Internet even existed. Their content is very comprehensive and includes an analysis of characters, detailed chapter by chapter summaries, critical essays, essay topics, and many other sections.

3Pink Monkey

Review: Their chapter summaries aren't as good as other providers, but PinkMonkey often has interesting insights that aren't mentioned elsewhere on the Internet. For example, they go over literary elements (like setting, conflict, and mood), compare and contrast, and symbolism/motifs. It's a good site if you want to find a unique fact or angle that other students don't know about.

4Novel Guide

Review: This provider offers quality content and all of the sections you'd expect in a study guide, like quotes, chapter by chapter summary, theme analysis, author biography, and even metaphor analysis. However, the main downside is that the website is not well-formatted and the text can be difficult to read.