Natty Bumppo

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“Go my children; remember the just chief of the palefaces, and clear your own tracks from briers!”(The Prairie; pg.123) The trapper, Natty Bumppo, is remembered as one of the greatest chief of all palefaces. He is represented as the good and bad of both cultures, which shows more concern for others than him. Natty, was a skilled warrior that no matter what the consequences were he was up for a challenge. In addition to Natty, he was a symbol to both the white and red skins. By the end of Natty’s life, he had accomplished uniting Indians and Whites. Whoever thought, Natty Bumppo who shows more concern for the holiness of life, be responsible, as a hunter and a fighter, for so many deaths.
Natty, a role model, does what is necessary for the good of others. In The Last of the Mohicans, Duncan was set on fire for the Huron tribe. Natty shot him, which killed him instantly to stop Duncan from suffering. Natty is showing concern for others, even when Duncan wanted him killed, Natty thought about him. Natty wouldn’t do anything against his morals even if his life were at stake. “As feeding the young of your dead warrior, I would do that cheerfully, could it be done without discredit; but it cannot, seeing that I can never live in a Huron village.” (Deerslayer; pg.150) What Natty wouldn’t do in peaceable times he would definitely not do in times of war because he is morally sound. His character is exhibiting virtue in regards to that he would never go against his tribe and beliefs.
Likewise, Natty was a skilled warrior. “…Tempted the young man to retaliate… Natty threw back the weapon at his assailant, Panther neither raising an arm nor bending his head to avoid it.” (Deerslayer; pg. 150) Chingachgook, his adopted father, taught him to be a warrior. Panther, chief of the Huron village, never thought after throwing the weapon Natty would retaliate. Panther was so shocked that he did not have time to react. Natty was a wise, and accomplished warrior. Also, in The Last of the Mohicans, the opening scene of the movie shows Natty as a skilled warrior and pure at heart. Magua, who was a two-faced Indian, attacked the English on their way to the fort. Natty, Chingachgook, and his brother see this and help fight against Magua. Natty killed about four Indians in this scene.
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