The Prairie - A Tale

James Fenimore COOPER (1789 - 1851)

The story opens with Ishmael, his family, Ellen and Abiram slowly making their way across the virgin prairies of the Midwest looking for a homestead, just two years after the Louisiana Purchase, and during the time of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. They meet the trapper (Natty Bumppo), who has left his home in New York state to find a place where he cannot hear the sound of people cutting down the forests. In the years between his other adventures and this novel, he tells us only that he has walked all the way to the Pacific Ocean and seen all the land between the coasts (a heroic feat, considering Lewis and Clark hadn’t yet completed the same trek). (Summary by Wikipedia)

Genre(s): Action & Adventure Fiction, General Fiction, Historical Fiction

Language: English

Group: Leatherstocking Tales

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