Uncas’s father, Chingachgook is a stoic and skilled warrior, and a close friend of Hawkeye’s. Chingachgook must watch over the funeral of his son at the close of the novel, and he celebrates his son’s life, even as he recognizes that the Mohican tribe of northern New York will end with him.
Chingachgook Quotes in The Last of the Mohicans
The The Last of the Mohicans quotes below are all either spoken by Chingachgook or refer to Chingachgook. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Bantam Classics edition of The Last of the Mohicans published in 1982.).
Chapter 3 Quotes
These Indians know the nature of the woods, as it might be by instinct!
Chapter 21 Quotes
We must get down to it, Sagamore, beginning at the spring, and going over the ground by inches. The Huron shall never brag in his tribe that he has a foot which leaves no print.
Chingachgook Character Timeline in The Last of the Mohicans
The timeline below shows where the character Chingachgook appears in The Last of the Mohicans. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...as guides to convey the group to Fort William Henry. Hawkeye consults with Uncas and Chingachgook, and they agree they will help Heyward’s party, and that they require no monetary reward... (full context)
...has heard. Hawkeye, indignant, says that the Delawares and Mohicans still fight, as Uncas and Chingachgook show, and that the Maquas only want others to believe that the Mohicans, “like women,”... (full context)
...stab Heyward, Uncas stabs the warrior from behind, saving Heyward’s life. Heyward, Hawkeye, Uncas, and Chingachgook then scamper back up the rocks to the shelter of the cavern, having killed all... (full context)
...however, dispute that the band has to die at all. Cora tells Hawkeye, Uncas, and Chingachgook to float downstream and carry word back to Ford Edward, asking for reinforcements to find... (full context)
...around, into the beauty of the forest, as the Mingos have pulled back and Uncas, Chingachgook, and Hawkeye have now floated downstream. Heyward sees only the birds and trees of the... (full context)
...this story, and the French soldier permits them to pass. As they walk by, however, Chingachgook sneaks into the forest, finds the French soldier, quickly kills him and scalps him, returning... (full context)
...nearby, perhaps hoping to pick off any remaining Englishmen he sees by the light of Chingachgook’s campfire. Suddenly, a shot rings out in the fort, and Chingachgook is nearly hit; Uncas... (full context)
...rarely traversed by white settlers—English or French—and not very well known even by natives. Uncas, Chingachgook, and Hawkeye hunt for traces of Magua and the two young women, but finding very... (full context)
...creek and finds the faintest imprint of a moccasin, about the size of David’s feet—Uncas, Chingachgook, and Hawkeye conclude that David has been forced into native shoes and has been made... (full context)
...in his disguise as a fool and medicine man, and reminds Heyward that Hawkeye and Chingachgook remain in the surrounding woods as protection, in case Heyward should need it. Heyward walks... (full context)
...at Fort William Henry, including Uncas’s rescue of the two sisters, with the help of Chingachgook and Hawkeye. When another warrior, seething with anger at the Hurons Uncas has killed, tries... (full context)
...a tortoise, the animal sacred to the Mohicans. Tamenund recognizes that Uncas, and his father Chingachgook, are both children of a band of warriors renowned among the Delaware people, the final... (full context)
...Huron opposition, however, Heyward and Hawkeye hear shots fired from behind enemy lines, and recognize Chingachgook and Munro, who have been hiding in the woods away from danger—the two are making... (full context)
...village. In the Delaware funeral ceremony, Munro sits with Cora’s body in one ring, and Chingachgook with Uncas’s in another. Tamenund, patriarch of the Delawares, rises to speak, saying that Manitou,... (full context)