Truly the last of the Mohican warriors, as he is the only son of Chingachgook, Uncas is devoted to his father and to Hawkeye, and fights with great valor against the Mingos and the French. Uncas dies in pursuit of Magua, at the end of the novel, and is not able to carry Cora safely back to her father, Colonel Munro. But Uncas is celebrated by the Delawares (of whom the Mohicans are a sub-tribe) as a great and powerful warrior, who will be treated as such in the “hunting grounds” of the afterlife.
Uncas Quotes in The Last of the Mohicans
The The Last of the Mohicans quotes below are all either spoken by Uncas or refer to Uncas. 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 8 Quotes
Uncas Character Timeline in The Last of the Mohicans
The timeline below shows where the character Uncas appears in The Last of the Mohicans. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...been enemies of the Iroquois, also known as the Maquas or Mingos. Another native named Uncas, son of Chingachgook, arrives, and asks Hawkeye whether he will help Uncas and Chingachgook fight... (full context)
...will serve 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... (full context)
...as Heyward 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,... (full context)
...appears to have Heyward pinned, but just as the Mingo is about to stab Heyward, Uncas stabs the warrior from behind, saving Heyward’s life. Heyward, Hawkeye, Uncas, and Chingachgook then scamper... (full context)
...fire from the Maquas tears through the forest, nearly grazing Heyward. Heyward tells Hawkeye and Uncas that Uncas is responsible for saving his (Heyward’s) life, and that Heyward will be forever... (full context)
...and Cora, 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... (full context)
...looks 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... (full context)
...rocks, raising cries at the sight of their fallen comrades, killed by Heyward, Hawkeye, and Uncas. The Maquas also repeat the name “La Longue Carabine,” given to Hawkeye, as he is... (full context)
...that the Mingos desire to find Hawkeye above all else; Magua also complains that Hawkeye, Uncas, and Heyward himself conspired to kill him (Magua) through treachery earlier that day, and Heyward... (full context)
...distance 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... (full context)
...men, women, and children of the Huron village—as the captured Delaware, who Heyward realizes is Uncas, dodges a line of attacking Hurons and manages to escape the ceremonial “ring.” Heyward, confused... (full context)
...then asks if the Delawares have received among them members of the “band,” including Hawkeye, Uncas, Alice, and Heyward—the Delawares then bustle about, realizing that one of the prisoners they have... (full context)
...woods with Cora, and the sun has passed several hours on its course toward evening, Uncas raises a war-cry against Magua and the Hurons, and the temporary truce between the Mingos... (full context)
...move against the Hurons, trapping the Hurons between the Delawares and killing many. Chingachgook and Uncas and Hawkeye exchange hellos, and Munro and Heyward greet each other after their separation of... (full context)
...the Huron encampment, although the Delawares, having now overpowered the Hurons, kill many with tomahawks. Uncas catches sight of Magua and pursues him up a rocky hill; Heyward and Hawkeye see... (full context)