The original novel written by James Fenimore Cooper has been popular ever since it was first published in 1826.
A white man is adopted as a toddler by the Mohican Chingachgook and raised together with his foster brother Uncas. His name is Hawkeye, also known as Nathaniel (Daniel Day-Lewis).
The movie begins in the year of 1757 and the French and British are at war with various Indians taking part on both sides. The main part is about the 1757 siege of a British fortress; Fort William Henry.
The beautiful Cora Munro and her sister Alice Munro is trying to get to Fort William Henry where they are supposed to meet up with their father; Colonel Munro (Maurice Roeves,). Their escort is led by an officer named Duncan Hayward (played by Steven Waddington). As a guide they have an Indian named Magua (Wes Studi) He is not on their side and lead them in to an ambush. In the last minute Hawkeye, his father and brother show up. The fight that follows is as typical Hollywood it can be; the hero rarely misses, and the villains rarely hit anyone needed later in the story. Hawkeye and his family decide that from now on they are going to escort the girls to their father. Cora start having feelings for Hawkeye and Officer Major Duncan Hayward is starting to get jealous about it. He is interested in Cora and wants to marry her .He tries hard with a number of dirty tricks to get Hawkeye out of the picture. For example he tells a different story about what really happened in the woods to the Colonel. When Hawkeye is trying to convince the Colonel to let settlers leave the fort, to return to protect their vulnerable families along the frontier, the Colonel does not approve. Hawkeye objects and he is charged with treason when he still