Posted by Elaine on March 17, 1998 at 14:25:56:
In Reply to: Re: Tschoop/Uncas posted by Elaine/Mohican Press on March 12, 1998 at 10:16:11:
A bit more on Mr. proto-Hawkeye......... though it is possible that Cooper wove a bit of several characters into his Natty/Hawk-eye man, the frontiersman of his childhood days fits the fictional sketch more than others do. To correct myself; his name is known... David Shipman.
The burial on the shores of Otsego; here Cooper may have been using Ching to symbolize his own father, Judge Cooper, who was buried near Lake Otsego. Shipman was buried not too far from there also.
Gayle, would love to hear more of your discoveries and opinions!
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