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Leatherstocking Tales series

Five novels make up James Fenimore Cooper’s Leatherstocking Tales. The chronology of the series is roughly:

Books in the Leatherstocking Tales series:

The Deerslayer (1925)

While written last, in 1841, The Deerslayer is chronologically the first in the Leatherstocking Tales. Natty Bumpo, a European raised among American Indians, is the hero of the series.

Author: James Fenimore Cooper
Illustrator: N. C. Wyeth

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The Deerslayer or The First Warpath (1926)

While written last, in 1841, The Deerslayer is chronologically the first in the Leatherstocking Tales. Natty Bumpo, a European raised among American Indians, is the hero of the series.

Author: James Fenimore Cooper
Illustrator: Louis Rhead
Frank Schoonover

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The Last of the Mohicans (1826)

This, the second book in the Leatherstocking Tales, is again set in New York during the French and Indian War. Uncas is the titular Mohican.

Author: James Fenimore Cooper
Illustrator: Frank Schoonover

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The Pathfinder or The Inland Sea (1840)

In this episode in the Leatherstocking Tales, Natty Bumpo finds himself in love. The action is nonstop as the protagonists travel through hostile territory during the French and Indian War.

Author: James Fenimore Cooper
Illustrator: Frank Schoonover

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