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"The Last Of The Mohicans" Accuracy Report

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Assessment TaskFilm Study"Last of the Mohicans"Question: "To what extent is the film 'The Last of the Mohicans' an accurate portrayal of historical events?""The last of the Mohicans", the film, was based on a novel by James Fenemore Cooper. It is a fictional story set in an historical time. The movie is based on 'The French and Indian War' also known as 'The 7 Year War'. The war started in 1756 and ended in 1763. The French and English were fighting each other for the land between their two settlements and the possession of America.At the start of the movie, it tells you that the year is 1757, the third year of the war. But in fact 1757 was the second year of the war because the war started in 1756. This means that the third year of the war would have to have been 1758.The countries involved in the war were England and France plus the Native Americans (Huron, Ohawa and Mohawks). This was accurately portrayed in the film.The cause of conflict between the two countries was the fact that the English started to setting up farms in French Territory and the French weren't to happy. There had been conflict before the war but this was the strew that broke the camels back.Some Native American tribes decided to side with the countries fighting by making deals with them. The Mohawks decided to side with England but the Huron and the Ohawa tribes decided to fight with the French because the French had always been better to the Native Americans then the English had been.The locations and their names were accurate in the film. The three forts were Fort William Henry, Fort Edward and Alburney. They were all placed inside the fought over land between the French and English settlement.In the film there were three Military Leaders. These were General Webb (British), Colonel Munro (British) and General Montcalm (French). It is a historical fact that these three men did exist during this time.The movie's terrain was accurate to what it was like back then. They were situated in the mountains with lots of tree cover which made it hard too fight because it gave the troops more places to hide and made it easy to ambush a moving party.The Costumes of the actors and actress were accurate to what they wear back in those times. The Military wore the red coats with their black hats, black boots and black pants. The colonists were wearing everyday farming clothes that were worn and old and the Native Americans were wearing animal skins, feathers and strange hair styles as they did back then.The Native Americans used knives and spears as weapons, which were all hand made by their people like they would have been back then. The Troops and colonists used shoot guns, swords and those guns with the swords on the end, which would have been shipped over from England and France. The weapons were accurate to those that would have been used back then.The Native Americans and France used a different style of fighting to what the English used. The English would just stand in line and...

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