Last of the Mohicans and Pathfinder portray a pre-us forest world
where bears had power and clawed their autonomy/life was harsh
You wore their fur by taking it from their skin.Hunting.Gathering.
Also this sense of impending loss of a natural world-of dreams
and prophecies of invaders waging wars upon the wilderness
With no respect for wood nor water,animal or totem
how could they respect indigenous cultures?
Largely these were oral cultures(now long lost to us
He wrote of times historic even then-when wild was hunted
and men waged war upon native cultures.These times remain
James Fenimore Cooper must now rely upon widescreen movies to portray
a world that has disappeared.Not "noble savages"-just nobility.
If a culture falls in the forest,and no movie is made ..would we know?