PATHFINDING ... Walking the Trail ... THE BOOK
GREAT MOHICAN GATHERINGS ... Past, Present & Future
THE SCRIPT ... The Complete Collection of Scenes From the Film
HISTORY & THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS ... Seeing Through the Distant Haze
MOHICANLAND MUSICAL MUSINGS ... A Musical Interlude
MOHICAN PRESS TRADING POSTS ... Storefronts on the Frontier
OFF THE BEATEN MOHICAN TRAIL ... Mohican Merriment
CAST MEMBER INTERVIEWS
FIRST PERSON ACCOUNTS
VIDEO CLIPS INDEX
ON THE SCENE AT FORT WILLIAM HENRY
LOTM CREDITS: CAST & CREW
WHAT MAKES IT ALL WORTHWHILE ... Visitor Comments
NAVIGATING THIS SITE
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS & APPRECIATION
MOHICAN PRESS FAQ'S
MOHICAN PRESS CONTACT INFO
MOHICANLAND LINKS ... To Other Sites
AUTHOR'S EXPANDED EDITION!
Jumonville Glen & Fort Necessity ... in the History Pages!
On the Trail Web Site
history! ... in the Off the Beaten Trail Pages ... first
installment is there now!
The entire Web Site ... on CD ...
offered for the price of postage & a blank CD ... just as soon as
we feel the site is semi-"complete"!
A book? On LOTM? From Cooper to
Mohican Press? Could be! See: LOTM DISSERTATION
The once-cover of our defunct volume, On The Trail ...
instead, portions can be viewed online, at: COMPANION GUIDE PHOTO PORTAL
This may yet find itself, in its entirety, here on the web
In the beginning, we had this little 62 page full-color photographic
guide booklet, On the Trail of the Last of the Mohicans, that
needed a place to be seen. A Web Site, of the same name, came into being
for that purpose, and that purpose alone. Soon, very soon, and very
unexpectedly, the Site began evolving, rapidly, into an interactive
forum. We began to realize our vision and it was to create a living,
breathing monument to a little, but classic, piece of Americana.
Thus, this Web Site exists. Well over 300 Internet pages worth; over
1700 images; dozens of sound clips & videos; thousands of bulletin
board messages; contributions, some on-going, from many, including quite
a few folks involved in the filming; a virtual reality, known as
Mohicanland, with its central meeting place being a tavern called Bumppo's;
a two-year partnership with one of the film's stars; 5 Great Mohican
Gatherings, with a sixth in the works - a real-life come-to-life of our Mohican Board; 2 Director's
Cut Drives that helped push for the release of the Expanded
Edition of LOTM on DVD; conflict with the BIA, Mohican Tribe, porn
rings, fan clubs,
and French chefs ... oh, what a ride!
All that arose out of a so very modest beginning - about 6 short web
pages on a 2MB bit of server space, of which we used but a fraction. It
expanded, rather rapidly, to 500MB ... then 800MB. Today, we have a full
GB of server space devoted to this endeavor. As the Site grew, we were
hard pressed to keep it from growing out of control. The original
skeletal structure was not conceived with such rapid, and varied, growth
in mind. In fact, it was conceived with very little in mind at all. It
was our first venture into HTML, and we knew virtually nothing about it.
As a consequence, the Site was pieced together on the fly, with a series
of menu pages & indexes to help a visitor find their way through the
Little by little, we've attempted to make the structure of this
virtual land a bit easier to follow. With so much, though, inevitably,
stuff gets lost. Tweaking will undoubtedly continue.
But let's face it ... though we'd never say never, we really
can't continue to expand, material-wise, at the rate we once did. There
is still history to cover, and a laugh to insert now & then. Of
course, if a good interview were to fall in our laps ... or a photo
collection, as did during Summer '02 - See: HAIR DRESSERS' PHOTO GALLERY - or
something unforeseen ... well, we'd certainly jump at it! So, is the
site done? No! It probably never will be ... Cooper's been around a very
One thing is for certain, we have had a
magnificent journey as we did what few ever achieve, and that is to catch
lightning in a bottle.
So, it's been a natural transition, more or
less, to allow the informational side of the web site to give way, at
long last, to the interactive side.
Community may be the byword from
here on out. We will spend more time cultivating that, and less with our
noses in the books doing research ... or on the phone building up
hundreds of dollars in phone calls.
Along these lines, you can expect
focus in two main areas:
Now running on what we consider the best Forum system ... Snitz
And, our beloved Mohican
now having completed their 6th Great Advent'cha!
See special note: GATHERING ANNOUNCEMENT
See YOU on the trail ... THAT will never end!