Posted by Joe Hinson on October 08, 1997 at 15:26:56:
In Reply to: Re: let's talk about historical accuracy posted by Elaine on October 08, 1997 at 06:00:24:
: : : I bet that you people can't find five historical discrepencies within this movie.If you can,email me within the next 2 days.
: : Off the top of my head:
: : 1. Col. Munro did not have daughters.
: : 2. The 35th was not slaughtered; only the militia was attacked.
: : 3. Col. Munro did not die during the "massacre."
: : 4. The Hurons had been wiped out as a nation by this time (by the Ottowa, I think. I'll have to look this one up.)
: : 5. Umm, um,... dang it! Someone help me out!
: : Mike
: I've come to help you out!
: 1. General Webb was headquartered at Fort Edward during the Fort William Henry siege & had been at Fort WH
: as late as August 2.
: 2. Indians would not have rushed the British lines as shown during the courier diversion scene.
: 3. The role of the Huron in the novel and film was historically the Abenaki. (Mike, the Huron remained a strong French ally throughout the French & Indian War, as did the Ottawa. Their enemy was the Iroquois.)
: 4. It was the Massachusetts provincials who bore the brunt of the attack. They were in the rear of the column, the 35th headed it.
: 5. The Mohicans were not wiped out!
: ...how about some more?
:How about that the French used a RED flag to ask for a truce, in the film it was a white flag. The Massacre lasted only a few minutes and was broken up by Montcalm. It also took place two days after the fort surrendered not the same day.
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