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Natty Bumppo and Woodrow Call—Frontier Heroes

Lecture no. 13 from the course: Heroes and Legends: The Most Influential Characters of Literature

Natty Bumppo and Woodrow Call—Frontier Heroes

Taught by Professor Thomas A. Shippey | 32 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Literature & Language Courses

Shift your attention to two very American heroes: Natty Bumppo from James Fenimore Cooper’s Last of the Mohicans and Woodrow Call from Larry McMurtry’s Lonesome Dove series. These frontier heroes bring to life the conflict between Anglo- and Native American cultures—and capture a reality often glossed over by the romance of the Wild West.


August 2, 2016