Chingachgook


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Chingachgook

ever-devoted to Hawkeye. [Am. Lit.: The Last of the Mohicans]
See: Loyalty

Chingachgook

idealized noble Indian. [Am. Lit.: The Deers layer]
References in classic literature ?
Even your traditions make the case in my favor, Chingachgook," he said, speaking in the tongue which was known to all the natives who formerly inhabited the country between the Hudson and the Potomac, and of which we shall give a free translation for the benefit of the reader; endeavoring, at the same time, to preserve some of the peculiarities, both of the individual and of the language.
But every story has its two sides; so I ask you, Chingachgook, what passed, according to the traditions of the red men, when our fathers first met?
demanded the Indian, who expected his reply with that sort of interest that a man feels in the confirmation of testimony, at which he marvels even while he respects it; "the fathers of Chingachgook have not lied
At length Chingachgook turned his eyes slowly toward his son, and demanded:
He was debating within himself the advisability of trying to find words to express this sentiment, when Mr Pickering, the modern Chingachgook, trod on another twig in the background and Elizabeth stopped abruptly with a little cry.
But experience had taught Mr Pickering that, superior as he was to Chingachgook and his friends in many ways, as a creeper he was not in their class.
He paused a moment, and then, elevating himself with the grandeur of an Indian chief, he added: “If Chingachgook lives to travel toward the setting sun, after his tribe, and the Great Spirit carries him over the lakes and mountains with the breath of his body, he will tell his people the good talk he has heard; and they will believe him; for who can say that Mohegan has ever lied?
If you mistrust what I am telling you, you can ask Chingachgook there, for I did it in the heart of the Delaware country, and the old man is knowing to the truth of every word I say.
To a white civilized society, the good natured Chingachgook remains wild, violent and deceitful.
Few other male characters in children's literature lose single shoes; these tales tend rather to offer the lost shoe as a clue, as in James Fenimore Cooper's The Deerslayer, in which Natty Bumppo's faithful companion, Chingachgook, is alerted to an ambush attempt and given a trail to follow by an invader's lost moccasin (271).
In these tales of the adventures of Hawkeye and his faithful Indian companion, Chingachgook, Cooper combined Scott's romance and adventure with legends about Daniel Boone, the first real-life western hero and celebrity.
Smooth in power delivery and sure-footed around corners, this boy is sure to become the modern-day Chingachgook of motorcycling.