American Writers (One Hundred Pages at a Time)

Episode 98: James Fenimore Cooper: The Pioneers (1)

February 15, 2018

Part one of my series on James Fenimore Cooper's "The Pioneers," the first of the Leatherstocking Tales to be written. It shows Natty Bummpo as an old trapper in Templetown, a growing frontier community. What is the place of a man like Natty in a place like this?