three men approach the fallen elk and each other. We realize
they're hunting together. Hawkeye steps aside for
Chingachgook. His massive war club is flat and angles to one
side with a stabbing blade. Hawkeye is stepson and
The two younger men treat Chingachgook with an easy deference
Hawkeye's a dialectic of two cultures. In his coloration and
worldliness he's more the Anglo-Saxon frontiersman. In his
independent views and candid manner and in his combat skills
and woodsmanship, he's more native American (Mohican).
As Chingachgook takes out his long knife and they approach
the fallen elk...
(low Mohican; sub-
We're sorry to kill you, Brother.
Forgive us. I do honor to your courage
and speed, your strength...
EXT./INT. CAMERON CABIN - NIGHT
roasts potatoes on a stick in the stone fireplace next to
CAPTAIN JACK WINTHROP, an American in very worn quasi-military
gear. On a rough table in the tiny cabin ALEXANDRIA, his
wife, is kneading bread. Three children climb on their father.
He grabs their wild seven year old son, JAMES, who shrieks
laughter and dodges away. The cabin has two primitive rooms,
waxed paper windows, log walls. O.S. a dog barks. Others
pick it up. Cameron & Jack are suddenly alert, reaching for