THEY CREATED THE FICTIONAL CHARACTERS WE LOVED.
JAMES FENIMORE COOPER.
James Cooper was a former U.S. Naval officer who began writing in 1820 when his wife proclaimed he could do a better job than what she’d been reading. Cooper’s most famous historical novel series was called “LEATHERSTOCKING TALES” and it featured a rugged frontiersman known by all in the forest as Hawkeye, The Deerslayer. The writer’s most popular story in his thrilling series was LAST OF THE MOHICANS and it was set in the 1757 French and Indian War.