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The Leatherstocking Tales is a series of novels by American writer James Fenimore Cooper, each featuring the main hero Natty Bumppo, known by European settlers as "Leatherstocking," 'The Pathfinder", and "the trapper" and by the Native Americans as "Deerslayer," "La Longue Carabine" and "Hawkeye".
|The Deerslayer||The First War Path|
|The Last of the Mohicans||A Narrative of 1757|
|The Pathfinder||The Inland Sea|
|The Pioneers||The Sources of the Susquehanna; A Descriptive Tale|
|The Prairie||A Tale|
The "Story Dates" are derived from dates given in the tales, but do not necessarily correspond with the actual dates of the historical events described in the series. This may have been done for convenience's sake, for instance to avoid making Leatherstocking 100 years old when he traveled the Kansas plains in The Prairie.
The Natty Bumppo character is generally believed to have been inspired, at least in part, by the real-life Daniel Boone.
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Many depictions of Natty Bumppo and his adventures appear on film. Most used one of his nicknames, most often Hawkeye. In the 1992 film version of Last of the Mohicans, Hawkeye's name was changed from Bumppo to Poe. Bumppo is also featured in the comic book series Jack of Fables, along with Slue-Foot Sue, as trackers hired to capture other "Fables". Natty Bumppo is a member of the 18th century League assembled by Gulliver in The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen alongside Dr Syn, Fanny Hill, The Scarlet Pimpernel, and Orlando.
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