➡ The text underlines the tensions between colonists and the British Crown during the French Indian War, focusing on differing views regarding the colonists’ role, rights, and autonomy in the militaristic context. The film, “The Last Mohicans,” is presented as an authentic representation of this era, while also serving as a compelling drama with quality acting and fight scenes, despite some minor inaccuracies. Additionally, the speaker shares personal experiences of fatigue, struggles with vision due to a cataract diagnosis, and a subsequent commitment to push on, then provides some explanations on Creole term, wrapped in a description of a movie night featuring “The Last Mohicans.”
➡ A complex narrative unfolds involving a Scot, Monroe and his daughters, a Mohawk ally named Maguire, and various other characters. They navigate through war, betrayal, inter-tribal politics, the English-French conflict, and personal dilemmas over love and duty, ultimately leading to an imminent attack on Fort William Henry.
➡ The text discusses a conflict at a fort under British control on the American frontier, where tensions rise as attacks by French allied forces and disagreements on strategies come to a head. The commander, under pressure from his officers and colonial militia, eventually agrees to surrender on conditions of safe retreat, refusal to fight further, and time granted to bury the dead and tend to the wounded.
➡ The text is a lengthy dialogue from a movie likely based on a historical event. It seems to be discussing themes of conflict, betrayal, sacrifice, and survival. The characters are in the midst of a war, dealing with personal losses, making hard decisions to survive and promising to find each other no matter what happens. They also reflect on the implications of their actions on future conflicts. The narrator expresses a deep appreciation for this film and suggests that it’s one of their favorites.
➡ The speaker expresses appreciation towards everyone and looks forward to meeting them again the following day, before bidding goodnight.
But I don’t know, some days I just see a little bit better and some days I don’t. But that day it was compounded by the fact that I was thinking I was really tired and I should have just passed and not done it. But anyway, like I did yesterday, I just took the day off. Actually. I probably would have done something yesterday, but my aunt flew in from Texas so I had to go pick her up.
It took my mom to go pick her up and it was in the evening, so I would not have been available to do anything. But anyway, that said, we’re going to watch the Last of the Mohicans tonight. Only reason I decided to do this, I was trying to debate on which one that I wanted to to watch and I opted for this one just because it’s one of my favorites.
It’s just one of my favorites. I’ve always loved this one. But I think what I’m going to do is I’m also going to play. I found a YouTube video that kind of describes that it sets the stage without really giving away any of the plot. There’s a lot of you probably who have already seen this. Maybe it’s something that you guys have seen for a long seen and are fond of.
I don’t know. But this one is one of my very favorite movies of all time. I’m going to see here before I hit play, I want to see if there’s a few more people that pop in. Thank you, Gene. I appreciate that because I see 34 people in the chat right now, but I want to see if there’s a few more that pop in. Before I hit play, I turned the ability to go back, like the DVR feature, I turned that off for this particular one just because when you have that on the video quality isn’t as good.
And I wanted the quality to be pretty good because I have a pretty high resolution copy of this. Anyway, you know what? I’m just going to go ahead and hit play and let this thing go because Miss Cuz, it’s 05:00 and I just want to get it started so there’s no sense in waiting. You guys come here to watch the video with me. So let’s do it. I want to bring this in and here we go.
Make sure this works. Guys, in the chat, give me a five x five and let me know that you can hear this in 1992, The Last of the Mohicans was released, and it was really a breath of fresh air. Rather than retelling the American Revolution for the umpteenth time, it focuses on the Seven Years War, called the French Indian War, by people in the United States. While this conflict was certainly a precursor to the American Revolution, the film weaves in multiple narratives to tell the story of Nathaniel Hawkeye Poe, his adoptive Mohican family, and their attempts to save two British women from the French and Hurons during the conflict.
If you want to know more about the languages used in the film, how the French are portrayed, or an overall review of the plot, check out Craig’s video over at NBS History, who is graciously helping me review this movie. The link is in the description and in the title card above. For now, I want to examine some of the broader themes of the film and where they fit into history.
Number one. Should Hawkeye be white? Hollywood throughout history has had a major problem with phenomenon known as whitewashing. Whitewashing is basically injecting white actors or characters in a story that should otherwise be portrayed by or about people of color. This film, while detailing the bloodshed and tragedy of Mohicans, Mohawks and Huron Native Americans, may raise some eyebrows by featuring a white protagonist. While a film is based off James Fetimore Cooper’s 1826 work of the same name, and racial sensitivity may not have been in the public zeitgeist at the time, modern scholarship has done a lot to show that Creole families on the so called frontier were very much a thing.
In the many captivities of Esther Wheelwright, we see the story of a young British girl who was captured and raised by Native Americans and then hostage to the French. She became the mother superior of a convent, but her contemporaries were very aware of her incredibly diverse background and upbringing. The book goes on to explain that Esther wasn’t that unique and that Native Americans would adopt other children, including whites, through capture, trade, or taking in refugees.
This means that Hawkeye, being raised by Mohicans as their white son, is very in line with life in the borderlands between the English, French, Spanish and Native Americans. Marriage between peoples for the purposes of trade or military alliances was also incredibly common. Anne Hyde’s Empire’s, nations and Families explores how these frontiers weren’t just empty wilderness, but rather the confluence of these peoples and the location of creolized societies.
For those who don’t know, Creole usually denotes a mixture of different groups of people, both ethnically and linguistically. She has multiple different case studies of Americans and colonial men giving up white families to marry Native Americans for trade or political reasons. Hawkeye being white but raised in love by Native Americans, seems very in line with what we know about this era. Number two the role of information in news.
Much of the story focuses on Hawkeye unkas and chinkachkuk escorting the daughters of Colonel Monroe to the Besiege Fort William Henry. The middle of the film is all about the plight of the Ford being cut off by the Hurons and the French. Colonel Monroe finds out from Hawkeye and Hayward about multiple events in the film, including the destruction of colonial homesteads, the fact that Webb and his men are only 12 miles away, and that the British group with Hawkeye and Major Hayward was ambushed after their guide, the Huron warrior Maguire, had led them into a trap.
While the use of native guides and news from natives may seem like a trope, this was very in line with the colonial experience. Alexandra Dubovsky’s book Inform Power talks about how news and trail guides were important resources used by Native Americans in their interactions with the Europeans. From the 15 hundreds, even into the 17 hundreds, europeans, being so far removed from their homelands and often from their sister colonies, needed the information and travel networks run and maintained by natives to stay informed and connected to one another.
News and guides through trail networks was one of the biggest items that the natives used to leverage trade and alliances with the Europeans. That the British could need natives to guide them and need natives to inform them of events even 12 miles away is pretty close to what we know about the power of news. While Maguire and the Huron’s tale of revenge against Colonel Monroe is a big part of the plot and requires the British to trust him at first, this isn’t just plot contrivance.
Europeans really did rely on the natives in this way. Number Three native American Agency another thing that this movie gets right is that it depicts Native Americans as having agency. Usually, Native Americans are depicted through various tropes. One of the most famous is The Noble Savage, where they are shown as being primitive but peaceful and harmonious. While Native Americans more or less had their civilizations destroyed by the Colombian exchange, many depictions show them as helpless victims.
The line between victim and helpless is one that many films, books and other media don’t tread very well. As explained in the earlier sections, native Americans had their own agendas, and they were very adept at manipulating news, trails, trade and military strategies in order to leverage beneficial alliances with Europeans and colonists. The film shows natives fighting with firearms and pursuing their own objectives. Magwa’s village at lodges were burnt.
Magua’s children were killed by the English, and his heart will be whole again on the day the gray hair and all his seed are dead. The Mohawk and Mohicans fight with the British because they view it as their best route for trade and protection against their Huron enemies. Maguire and the Hurons view the French as the best route for revenge against the British. The natives are powerbrokers and active participants, and this film doesn’t treat them like helpless infants.
While the ending is tragic for the Mohicans. The Mohicans made a conscious choice in their alliance and their duty to protect the Monroe girls. Number four American grievances in the French Indian war. While I applauded this film for not just being about the American Revolution, the fact is that the movie does allude to the colonial sentiments and splits with the British that would manifest themselves in the American Revolution from early on.
The colonists and Major Hayward butt heads in the role of the militia for the British military. The colonists argue that they will only fight if their terms are met, namely, that they can go home to their farms in the event of raids against their families. Speak for the men, not command them. If they’re not allowed leave to defend their farms and families, the French attack the settlements. Then no colonial militia has gone to the Fort William Henry.
Hayward argues that they are members of the British Crown and should behave as subjects and not as equals. These colonials get them to do anything. Tiring, isn’t it? But that’s the lay of the land. I thought British policies make the world England. While the British eventually agreed to their terms, later in the film, we see this clash come up once again. The militia is fighting in Fort William Henry under Colonel Monroe when Hawkeye’s party brings news of the burnout homesteads in the Huron raids against the colonists.
Despite the prior agreement, Hayward lies about the raids and Monroe refuses to release the militia. This leads to Hawkeye helping the militia sneak out against orders, and then he gets arrested and is about to be executed. This Crown vs. Colonist problem, which is heavily focused on the idea of how much independence and autonomy the colonists should have, is definitely an allusion to the American Revolution. Their law no longer has rightful authority over us.
All they have over us, then, is tyranny. I will not live under that yoke. The end of the French Indian War and the debt that it brought also led to a marked British economic interest in the colonies. In an attempt to recoup the debt, the British increasingly taxed and regulated colonial life, greatly influencing patriot sentiments and the start of the American Revolution. Number Five overall Impressions while the film may not get every detail correct and it does have its nitpicks, it captures the general spirit of the era.
Native Americans have agency and are active participants in the war, and the policies, news and pathing are important aspects of the European empire’s attempting to control their territory. Hawkeye’s adoptive family and the Creole citizens throughout the film do capture family realities in the borderlands between the different civilizations in North America. The way the British and colonists react also hints towards the future issues that would crop up in the American Revolution.
Overall, I highly recommend this film if you have any interest in this era, and it does do a great job at giving the general feel of how things were. It’s also a compelling drama with some real human emotions. Great acting, beautiful score, and really neatly choreographed fight scenes. If you have any interest in the French Indian War, then this is the film for you. All right, so that was a little brief introduction of the movie.
A lot of you guys weren’t here when I hit Play, so I didn’t really get a chance to say, I’m going to redo the one that I did the other night. I went back and I watched it and I was like, man, that was pretty bad. So I was really tired and I couldn’t read and I was just really trying to push through and I think that was just probably my worst effort ever.
I appreciate everybody’s reaching out to me and saying, hey, are you okay? I was fine. I was really tired. But earlier in that day I did have a doctor’s appointment where they said that I have a cataract and I’m going to have to have it removed, which is really impairing my vision so that I can’t see. With that said, I can’t explain it, but it kind of comes and goes.
Like, some days I can see better and some days I can’t. But I’m going to just push on through and do the best that I can with what I’ve got until I do have a surgery. But anyway, I elected to play this movie. I elected to play The Last Mohicans because it’s one of my all time favorites. Let’s see here. I want to go back and I wanted to address a couple of things.
Creole citizens. Does it refer to okay, so what he’s talking about when he says Creole is creole is often really just talks about citizens of Louisiana. But Creole is a combination of people coming together. The United States would probably be one giant Creole country because we’ve got people that come here from all different civilizations and all different places of the world and come together and we just all we intermarry and it’s just one big, as they called it, melting pot.
So that is really what he was talking about when they talk about Creole. And I didn’t know that until I actually saw that. I was like, really? And I looked it up and sure enough so Creole, I think in the United States we talk about Creole as just basically being in Louisiana, but Creole is really more of a term of just people, like a whole bunch of people coming together and coming together and just intermarrying and whatnot.
Let’s see here. All right, so we’re going to watch Last of the Mohicans tonight. And I don’t know if I’m going to I probably won’t pause it much. I’m probably just going to let it play through. There may be one or two points where I may pause it, but I doubt it. So you will not see me much. You probably are going to only see the movie, and I will let the volume stay up.
So here we go. Ram Sam it as you will. Al Qatar. Pornell. Linda mall we. John. Another year. How is it with you? Yes, I am. Daniel. Oh, John. Here another quarter. I see. Yes, I did. Alexander jack. Nathaniel. It just why you should have settled with a woman, started a family. Hey, Mohawk field we saw 5 miles long in the river. You take much further that we did it.
People here going to join in that fight? We’ll see in the morning. Canon. Find a Delaware speaking woman. Brontas. You are the one bearing many children. Never too strong. That’s what he’s doing to his mama. John Cameron, thank you for your hospitality. Mohawk traded furs with les Frase. Got no coral with Les Frost. Now les Frosay bring Huron, Ottawa, Abenaki onto Mohawk land. Now Mohawk will quiet Les Froste and Huron.
I speak for the Twin River Mohawk of the Six Nations. His Majesty, King George II is very grateful for your support. How far up the valley? Up to Fort William Henry. That’s too nice of a bit for Be. Enough to remind you all that France is our enemy. France is your enemy. What did you say? While we’re at your fort, what if the French attack our homes? What then, Lieutenant? For your homes, for King, for country.
That’s why you may not join this fight. You do what you want with your own skel. Do not be telling us what we ought to do with ours. You call yourself a patriot and loyal subject to the Crown? Do not call myself subject to much at all. I agree with some of what Nathaniel and John say, but I believe England’s still our sovereign brother, and I will volunteer.
Jack I’m staying on my farm. Any man who goes, his family’s welcome to fort up with us till he comes back. Boys, my sense of it is we have enough here to fill the county levee. It’s a fight we ought to make. But first we got to get terms from General Webb. What terms? Where are you meeting? We’ll go to Albany. We speak for the men, not command them.
If they’re not allowed leave to defend their farms and families. If the French attack the settlements, the no colonial militia is going to the Fort William Henry. They will report or be pressed into service any of the boys worth having can disappear into and where does that leave you? Those men will be found arrested. I cannot imagine His Majesty and his benevolence would ever object to his loyal American subject defending their half and home, their women and children.
Does that mean they will be granted leave to defend their homes if the settlements are attacked? Of course. You got yourself a colonial militia. General Duncan Hayward reporting, sir, on Brook, the thor. William Henry and bearing dispatchers. Safe journey. I trust yes. And I didn’t experience anything so surprising from Bristol to Albany. Is that that I witnessed here today. What’s that? The Crown negotiating the terms of service.
I know. One has to reason with these colonials to get them to do anything. Tiring, isn’t it? But that’s the lay of the land. I thought British policies make the world England, sir. Serve with the 35th Regiment afoot at Fort William Henry, under Colonel Monroe. I’ll be marching the 60th to Fort Edward. Explain to the Major he has little to fear from this General Marquis de Montcalm in the first place, and therefore scant need of a colonial militia in the second, because the French haven’t the nature for war.
Their Latinate voluptuousness combines with their Gallic laziness, and the result is, they’d rather eat and make love with their faces than fight. Might I inquire if General Webb has heard from Colonel Monroe’s daughters? I was to Rundova with them in Albany and escort them to the fort, sir. You there. What does Monroe call you? The Scotsman has sent you one of his Mohawk allies to guide you. Maguire.
The Scotsman’s daughters are at the patron’s house. A company of the 60th will accompany you and Maguire will show you the way. Dawn. At the encamp. Cora. Duncan. How long have you been in Albany? For days and days. And yourself? Just arrived. By God, it’s good to see you. I don’t know what to say, Duncan. I truly wish they did. My feelings don’t go beyond friendship. Don’t you see? Respect and friendship isn’t that a reasonable basis for a man and woman to be married? All else may grow in time.
Some say that’s the way of it. Some? Cousin Eugenie and my father. Well, then, Cora, in my heart I know, once we’re joined we’ll be the most marvellous couple in London. I’m certain of that. So why not let those whom you trust, your father, help settle what’s best for you? In view of your indecision, you should rely on their judgment. And mine. Will you consider that’s? Please consider that.
Yes, I will. Duncan. God, you’ve grown up. We leave in the morning? Yes. I shan’t sleep tonight. What an adventure. Have you seen the racemen? A few. I absolutely cannot wait to return to Portman Square, having been to the wilderness. It’s so exciting. It Alice. Can we rest? Absolutely. You there. Scout. We must stop soon. Women are tired. Not here. Two leagues. Better water. We stop there. No, stop in the glade just ahead.
When the ladies arrested, we will proceed. Do you understand? Maguire excuse me. What did you say? Margo said, understand English very well. It, um prepare your fire. Lam SA any better in your judgment? Look, we were headed to Fort William Henry. Shoki. Nikki we’ll take you as far as the fort. Walking out of here fast, Ollie. You’d rather wait for the next year on war party to come by? Galve I’d like to thank you for your help.
How much further is it? Night and a bit. Here’s where I went away from them. Maybe they ain’t alone. That Huron captain back. The guide is a Mohawk. No Mohawk can hear us. No reason that he had to murder the girl. Dark haired one just torto Monroe. Murder her? You never set eyes on her before today. She’s only been here a week. Blood vengeance reproach her insult. Of course not.
How is it you were so nearby? Came across the war party Draxon. And you’re assigned to Fort William Henry? Nope. Fort Edward then? Heading west? Kantucky. There is a war on. How is it you are heading west? Well, we kind of face to the north and real sudden like, turn left. I thought all our colonial scouts were in the militia. The militia is fighting the French in the north.
I ain’t your scout. Sure ain’t no damn militia. Sam SA ottawa Two. Francis what did you say? Mirrors, tools, clothes. Everything was inside. They didn’t take anything moving fast. The war party. Let us look after them. Leave them. Whoever they are, those are strangers. They’re at least entitled to a Christian burial. They cannot be left behind. Let us go, miss. I will not. I’ve seen the face of war before, sir, but I’ve not seen war made upon women and children and almost as cruel as your indifference.
Miss Monroe are not strangers, and they stay as they SA san looking for our trail would see it as a sign we passed that way. You knew them well? It were acting for our benefit, and I apologize. I misunderstood you. Well, that’s to be expected. My father warned me. Your father? Chinguchkook. You warned me about people like you. Oh, he did? He said, do not try to understand them.
Yes. Do not try to make them understand you. That is because they are a breed apart and make no sense. No? Why did they turn back? Burial ground apart, we make no sense. Your particular case, miss? I’d make allowance. Thank you so much. Where’s your real family? They buried my mom, Par, and my sisters. Shingachkuk family with two French trappers raised me up as his own. I’m sorry.
I not remember. I wasn’t but one or two. How did you learn English? My father sent Dongasana to Reverend Wheelock school when I was ten. Why were those people living in this defenseless place? After seven years indentured service in Virginia, they headed out here because frontier is the only land available to poor people. Out here, they’re beholden to none not living by another’s. Name is Cameron John. That exandra.
Cameron. My father’s people say that at the birth of the sun and of his brother, the moon, her mother died. So the sun gave to the earth her body, from which was to spring all life. And he drew forth from her breast the stars. Stars he threw into the night sky. To remind him of her soul. So there’s the Cameron’s monument my folks do, I guess. You are right, Mr.
Poe. We do not understand what is happening here. It’s not as I imagined it would be, thinking of it in Boston and London. Sorry to disappoint you. On the contrary. Just more deeply stirring to my blood than any imagining could possibly have been. It top of the next ridge. Forced downhill of it. The men of the regiment will fetch water from the lake, build fires and provide every comfort you desire.
I cannot wait to see Papa. It it hora. Why are you here? Where the hell am I? Reinforcement. Get Mr. Phillips. Told you to stay away. Why did you disobey me, girls? When? How? My letter. There wasn’t there was no letter. I sent three couriers to Webb. One’s called Magwa arrived. He delivered no such message. Does Webb not even know we have a siege? Sir, Webb has no idea.
And he certainly does not know to send reinforcements on the George Road. Attacked. We’re fine. Are you all right? Yes. What will happen here, Papa? You’ll be all right, girl. This Magwell led us into it. 18 killed. These men came to our aid. They guided us here. Thank you. Do you need anything? Help ourselves to a few horns from your powder stores, some food and desert to you.
Miss Corder, how are you? Hello, Mr. Phelps. Mrs. McCam will get some dry clothes for you. Thank you. Go with your sister. It’ll be all right, girl. It’ll be all right. I inquire after the situation, sir, given that I’ve seen the French engineering from the ridge above. The situation is his guns are bigger than mine and he has more of them. They keep our heads down while his troops dig 30 yards of trench a day.
When those trenches are 200 yards from the fort and within range, you’ll bring in these 15 inch mortars, love explosive rounds over our walls and pound us to dust. They look to be 300 yards out. If they’re digging 30 yards a day, you have three days. Damn. Damn man here can make a run straight through to Webb. Three days is not enough time to get to Albany and back with reinforcements.
Webb’s? Not in Albany. He marched the 60th to Fort Edward two days ago. Webb? Is it? Edward? Yes, sir. That’s only 12 miles away. He could have reinforcements here the day after tomorrow. You, sir, pick your man. Major Hayward will provide a diversion. I’ll draft out a dispatch. Captain Beams will seek you out and give it to you later. Someone else? Cameron’s cabin. Frontier cabin. Came upon it yesterday.
It was burnt out, everyone murdered. It was Ottawa, allied to the French. So it was a war party. That means they’re going to be attacking up and down the frontier. Thank you, sir. People here, Mohawks, settlers, have family out there that’ll be also. Things were done nobody was spat. Those considerations are subordinate to the interests of the Crown. The terrible feature of war here in america’s. Major hayward Best keep your eye fixed on our duty to defeat France.
That hangs on a courier to whip Sam. Another Two Face. My friendship and esteem is boundless. Tomorrow I will sing the worst and with you at the great council fire. Maguire. How are things with your English friends? Join us. Hear what Lucifer has to tell us. The English war chief, webb goes to Fort Edward with 60th Regiment. It is not known that my father’s army attacks Fort William Henry.
Maguire was successful. The other two couriers died in the forest. By now, Monroe would know his dispatch did not get through. It’s in another Gray hair will try. Four or five, including two women, entered the fort. The gray hair’s children were under Margaret’s knife. They escaped. They will be under it again. Why do you hate the grey hair, Magwa? When the gray hair is dead, Maguire will eat his heart.
Before he dies. Magwa will put his children under the knife so the Greyhair will know his seed is wiped out forever. My engineers are advancing the trenches through the night. You may have your opportunity sooner. Gentlemen looking for you. May I? If done holding hands of Miss Monroe, got some work to do it? What are you looking at, sir? I’m looking at you, mist. Monroe refused to believe what happened.
He did not even want to hear it. He’s going to have to. Get together by the west bastion. Ian, Sharit, Harish, Angozgane and William it Raid by common thieves. The cabin was attacked by a war party fighting with the French. They’re sweeping south down the frontier, attacking farms and Mohawk villages. All the men are stuck here. I need proof more convincing than this man’s opinion before I weaken the fort’s defenses by releasing the militia.
Chingutchkrips have the same opinion about the raid. Taken together, that’s gospel. Your fort will stand or fall dependent on Webb’s reinforcements, not the presence of the colonials. I judge military matters here, not you. Your judgment is not more important than their right under agreement with Webb to defend their farms and families. Major haver, was there? He was at John Cameron’s. He saw what it was. What exactly did you see, Major? I saw nothing that would lead me to the conclusion it was other than a raid by savages bent on thievery.
You’re a liar. Major Moncam is a soldier and a gentleman. None of which easy for you to suppose that there are women and children alone on their farms, not yours. You forget yourself, sir. We’re not forgetting Webb’s promise. British promises are honoured and the militia will not be released. Because I need more definite proof than this man’s word. Nathaniel’s word’s been good on this frontier a long time before you got here.
This meeting is over. The militia stays. Does the rule. Of English law no longer govern has it been replaced by absolutism. If English law cannot be trusted, maybe these people would do better making their own peace with the French. That is sedition. That is the truth. I’ll have you beaten from this fort. Someday I think you and I are going to have a serious disagreement. Anyone fomenting or advocating the leaving of Fort William Henry will be hung for sedition.
Anyone actually caught leaving will be shocked for. And my decision is final. Get out. Cora. I wanted to talk to you. Talk to Duncan, Cora. I must manage. I cannot be an invalid scorga. Alice. I’ll see if Mr. Phelps needs anything. I’m sorry. I mean Cora. When we come together back in England and are married and away from this place, what had to be done and said here will matter not at all.
I’m certain of that. Duncan, I promised you an answer. You have complimented me with your persistence and patience. The decision I have come to is that I’d rather make the gravest of mistakes than to surrender my own judgment. Please take this as my final answer. It must be no. I see you. But you weren’t ever for being here. That’s right. I saw it that way then, I see it that way now.
Then if I had kin in the settlements, hell be damn sure I’d be long gone. What do we do about being under Crown law? I believe they set aside their law as and when they wish. Their law no longer has rightful authority over us. All they have over us then is tyranny. And I will not live under that yoke. So I will stay here no longer. Anyone caught leaving the fort could be shot, so each man make your own decision.
Those who are going, be back in an hour. Out the northern sally port. Strike to the east side of the swamp till you clear the French picket line. Head north over the ridge, then come about southeast. Forklift in Little Meadow and you’re free of the outposts and skirmishers. Should have gone out of this long ago. Got no families, Captain. Figured we’d stay and give a hand. I’ll cover you.
From the top of the basket. You’re not coming with us? I got a reason to stay. That reason wears a striped skirt and work in the surgery. It does. No offense, but it’s a better looking reason than you, Jack Winthrop. Push hard because you got to clear the French outpost by dawn. Good luck, Jack. Ango esconi. Are you Stan? Yes. There’s too many French. And so few of us to fight.
And too many to die. But we’ve given our word to our English fathers. It as you are. Now we stand off. Take it quick, Nick. Attack. As you were. North. Matanaki. Kumata. Shatamo. Kiwa. Hans. Bishah abiyang shall fly. Cricket. aweto nasho Wanik negris. He saved us. We were alive only because of him. The man encouraged the colonials to deserve in this very room and in my presence. Sir.
He is guilty of sedition. I must be tried and hanged like any other criminal, regardless of what he did for my children. But he knew the consequences and he stayed. Are those the actions of a criminal? Duncan, do something. He knew the penalty for his actions. He ought to pay without sending you to beg. You know he wouldn’t send me. You falsely spoke of what you saw. What happened at the farm was as Nathaniel said.
But not with enough certainty to outweigh British interests in this fort. And who empowered these colonials to pass judgment on England’s policies in her own possessions, and to come and go without so much as a by your leave? They do not live their lives by your leave. They hack it out of the wilderness with the wrong two hands, burying their children along the way. You are defending him because you become infatuated with him.
Duncan, you are a man with a few admirable qualities, but taken as a whole, I was wrong to have thought so highly of you. Cora. Cora, I would do anything I could to keep you from being hurt. But this man is guilty of sedition and subject to military justice and beyond pardon. Justice? If that’s justice. And the sooner French guns blow the English army out of America, the better it will be for the people here.
You do not know what you’re saying. Yes, I do. I know exactly what I’m saying. And if it is sedition, then I am guilty of sedition, too. Why didn’t you leave when you had the chance? Because what I’m interested in is right here. What can I do? Webb’s reinforcements will arrive or not. If they do not arrive, the fort will fall to the French. If that happens, stay close to your father.
Stay close to him. The French officers will try to protect the officers among the English. No. I will find you. Do, mom. Promise me. The whole world’s on fire, you saint women. Mughalashar, remember what I told you. Stay close to your father in the offices. You Colin Monroe. I have known you as a gallant antagonist. I am happy to make your acquaintance as a friend. And I yours, Mr.
Lamaki. Please accept my compliments for the strong and skillful defense of your fortress. Under the command of a lesser man, it would have fallen long ago, given the superior numbers and materials. Chance has allowed me to array against you, ms. Yula McKee, I’m a soldier, not a diplomat. You call this parlay? For a better reason than an exchange of compliments. You have already done everything which is necessary for the honor of your prince.
But now I beg you to listen to the admonitions of humanity. I beg you to consider my terms for your surrender. Perhaps the general’s glass can reach as far as the Hudson and seize the size and imminence of the army of Web. My scouts intercepted this dispatch intended for you, capitan de Bugave to Connell. Monroe. Sir, I regret to inform you that I have no men available to send to your rescue.
It is quite impossible. I advise you to seek terms for surrender. I remain. Jerome Webb at Fort Eduard. This is the signature of Webb. And I know the temper of our men. Rather than spend the war in a French prison hulk in Hudson Bay, they fight to the end. You’ve heard your answer, Msie. Lamaki. Sir, I beg you not to thank the death warrant of so many until you have listened to what I have to say.
Go on. None of your men will see the inside of a prison barge. They are free so long as they return to England and fight no more on this continent and the civilian militia return to their farms. Their arms? They may leave the fortress fully armed. My colours? Carry them to England with pride. Allow me to consult with my officers. I have lived to see something which I never expected.
A British officer afraid to support another Web can burn in hell. And we’ll go back and dig our graves behind those ramparts. Death and honor are thought to be the same. But today I have learned that sometimes they are not. Sir Marquis, I am deeply touched by such unusual and unexpected generosity. My fault is yours under the condition that I be given till dawn to bury my dead, to prepare my men and women for the long journey ahead and to hand my wounded over to your surgeons.
Granted, miss you. It is the hatchet buried between the English and my French father. Yes. Not a warrior has a scalp and the white men become friends. My master owned these lands and I have been ordered to drive off the English quarters. They have consented to go, so now I call them enemies no longer. Margwa took the hatchet to color with blood. It’s still bright. Only when it’s red, then it will be buried.
So many sons have set since Magwa struck the warpost. And where is that son? Magwa is the son of his people and he has come to lead many of them. But Maguire has power with his urine people and others here, I know. Magwa’s village at lodges were burnt. Magwa’s children were killed by the English. I was taken a slave by the Mohawk who fought for the Grey air.
Magwa’s wife believed he was dead and became the wife of another. The Greyhair was the father of all that. In time, Magwa became blood brother to the Mohawk to become free. But always in his heart he is URON. And his heart will be a whole again on the day the gray hair and all his seed are dead. Does the chief of the Canadus believe the English will keep the terms? I fear having let them go which I must.
I will only fight the same men again when I drive towards Albany. But I cannot break the term of the surrender and lilies of France. Sam. It it it it gray hair. Before you die, know that I will put under the knife your children, so I will wipe your seed from the earth forever. Sam us. When you fall into Bridget hunting dead. I’ll have no hang it. Where are we going? Nowhere.
I don’t come to stand. This is as far as we go. We’re lucky. They’ll figure we beat our canoes and head across land. We’re very lucky. They’ll figure we went over the fall. Our only hope is that they pass us by. If they do? Take the south rim down the mountain 12 miles cross country to Port Edward. And if they don’t? We’ll just have to forego the pleasure of hanging me.
One more. It’s soaking wet. Did you see my father? From a distance. Saudi. It ask you to tell a machine we not come up. Go ahead. Supply hell punished it. I wanted to go. If we go, there’s a chance there won’t be a fight. Don’t powder. If we don’t go in that, there’s no chance. None. You understand? Coward. You’ve done everything you can do. Save yourself. If the worst happens, you stay alive.
They don’t kill you. They’ll take your north up to the Euro. Submit you’re here to survive. Stay alive, no matter what occurs. I will find you. No matter how long it takes. No matter how far. I will find you. You SA? Sam o the heart. It franci uni was monroe the wedge hide a gong. Nagar the nor. Johnny Go. Nature listing. Y’all you don’t speak here on the speak French, Major.
Play for me into French every word as I say. I come to you unarmed and in peace. To one. Stop your ears Sachem. Let the children of the dead Colonel Monroe go free. Take fire out of the English anger over the murder of their helpless ones. Such am the French fathers made peace. Maguire broke it. It is false that the French will be friends filled with the huora franci trekonton Venezuela contra le Maze.
What do you hope to you of the dead? For the future? Not the concern is opposed the question. Curtov lehura LeBron. That is good. Colon huron regonetra saforce no marshon drone calablan marshon la prondre tenda leta de avenaki sako fox la fair commission on the Ants trade for Gold. Pamoir. Caleb. Caleb as strong as the whites. Would Maguire use the ways of Le Franci and the yangis? Would you? Yes.
Would the Huron make his Algonquin brothers foolish with brandy and steal his lands to sell them for gold to the white man? Would Huron have greed for more land than a man can use? Would Huron full senecrants, have taken all the furs of all the animals of the forest for beads and strong whiskey? Those are the ways of the Yenghis and Francis traders, their masters in Europe infected with the sickness of greed.
Magua’s heart is twisted. He would make himself into what twisted him. I’m Nathaniel of the Yengis, hawkeye, adopted son of Chingachku of the Mohican people. Let the children of the dead, Monroe and the Yengis officer go free. This belt, which is a record of the days of my father’s people, speaks for my truth. Bull palette poison for sure. Yes. Jail Huron de Lam. Escal. I like that. I am no longer Carabine.
My death is a great honor to the Huron. Take me. Did you tell him? Yes. You it is where it take me. Take me. My gospel and sir. Take her. Get out. Duncan. What are they doing to Duncan? Lam. It Sam. Ram. It SA. Ram. Ram. Sam. It it’s bird. And the maker of all life, a warrior goes to you swift and straight, as an arrow shot into the sun.
Welcome him and let him take his place at the council fire of my people. Yazunkas, my son. Tell him to be patient and ask death for speed, for they are all there but one. I Tingichka, last of the Mohicans, Sam Ram. Well, that was pretty awesome. I think. I’ve always loved that movie. Always, always love that movie. I watched kind of not a documentary of the documentary, but it was a piece that was done where they interviewed a bunch of the actors and whatnot.
And I actually saw it recently and made me want to watch the movie. It was interesting when they talked about how it was kind of like a precursor to the Revolution, because I had never really considered that, how some of these things played into the Revolution, because this is the French Indian War, which was before not that long. The Revolutionary War only started, what, was 1776. So this was 1757.
So it was like 20 years before the before the American Revolution started. But, yeah, that’s a really good movie. That’s, like, one of my all time favorite know, it kind of jerks me a little bit. I get a little tearied on that one, the End, when Uncus was chasing after Alice. But, yeah, I’ve always loved that movie. I remember seeing it for the first time, I don’t know, probably like 93, 94.
And somebody said, you haven’t seen Last of Mohicans. No, what’s that? So, anyway, show it to me. I was like, oh, my God, that was amazing. So it’s always been one of my favorite movies. Anyway. That was good. Next week, I’m not sure if I’m going to do something historical or if I’m going to do something that is kind of historical, but not necessarily political. And I don’t want to give it up.
I haven’t decided if I’m going to do that next week, or maybe actually I might do it next week. But if I do it, it’s not going to be I won’t be here to watch it with you guys because I’m going to be gone. So actually I can’t do it next week because I’m going to be in Atlanta. So I’ll be in Atlanta next week on a business trip, which is another reason why I’ve kind of been out of sorts, just because I’ve been really kind of getting ready to I’m getting ready for this.
It’s actually quite important. But anyway, that said, I hope you guys enjoyed that. If you’ve never seen it before, I think they did it in 1991, so it’s an old movie, nearly 30 years, but it’s definitely one of my favorite movies. I know I’ve said that like three, four times now, so I’m going to stop repeating myself. I hope you guys did enjoy it, though. I’ve always thought it was yes.
Hot, lana. Katie hotlanta. Thank God I’m only flying. I’m not driving this time, so I don’t have to do so. Anyway, all right, everybody. Well, I probably will be doing I may reread the for some of you guys. I think I said I’m going to redo the piece on Arabian Nights. I’m going to redo that. I may redo that and just record it and then just upload it because I did an extraordinarily horrible job reading that piece.
I couldn’t take watching. That was pretty brutal. I was clearly not at the top of my game. But anyway, all right, everybody. Well, I’m going to let you all go enjoy your Friday evening. It’s 07:00 here on the West Coast, so it’s later for you all. So I hope you enjoy your evening and I hope you got something out of it’s. Interesting. I would go seek out some stuff on Last of the Mohicans on YouTube and you’ll find that actually, he’s not the Last of the Mohicans.
That was just the name of the book. But there’s still mohicans left. They’re not extinct. But anyway, all right, everybody, have a wonderful evening. Thank you all. Appreciate all the support and the emails and all that good stuff. I really do appreciate everybody. So thanks, everybody, and we’ll probably see you tomorrow at some point. So good night. .