The movie The Last of the Mohicans is based on the novel written by James Fenimore Cooper. Set in 1757, in the third year of the French and Indian War, the movie tells a classic tale of love and war.
The main story in the Last of the Mohicans is the love of an adopted Mohican and the daughter of an English general. In the story, Nathaniel, the orphaned son of English settlers adopted by a Mohican man named Chingachgook, falls in love with Cora Munro, the daughter of a British Colonel stationed in America at Fort William Henry during the war.
In the beginning of the movie Cora and her sister Alice are being escorted by British general Duncan Haywood to their father at Fort William Henry. Munro sent an Indian man by the name of Mogua, who he thought was a Mohican and ally of the British, to guide Duncan and his daughters and some soldiers to the fort. Mogua turns out to be a member of the Huron tribe, which is allied with the French, and his people surround and attack the group.
Hawkeye, along with his adopted father and his brother, comes to their rescue. Afterwards Nathaniel and his adopted family lead the three the rest of the way to the fort. On the way to the fort Nathaniel and Cora begin to fall for each other, much to the dismay of Duncan who was already crushed by the rejection of his proposal to Cora.
When they arrive, Fort William Henry is under attack by the French and an army of Hurons led by Mogua's father. Colonel Munro is outmanned and outgunned by the French and his messenger seeking reinforcements from Colonel Webb never got there. When Nathaniel tells Munro of Colonel Webb's relocation to Fort Edward, Munro sends Nathaniel's brother Uncas to Webb to again request reinforcements.
At the fort, Hawkeye tells the other settlers of the slaughter of their friends at Cameron's cabin by the Huron tribe. After hearing the story the settlers want to leave the battle at the fort to protect their homes and families from the same...