Deerslayer

Deerslayer, The.—The title of a novel by J. F. Cooper, and the nickname of its hero, Natty, or Nathaniel Bumppo. He is a model uncivilized man, honorable, truthful, and brave, pure of heart and without reproach. He is introduced in five of Cooper's novels: The DeerslayerThe PathfinderThe Last of the MohicansThe Pioneers, and The Prairie. He is called “Hawk-Eye” in The Last of the Mohicans ; “Leather-Stocking” in The Pioneers ; and “The Trapper” in The Prairie, in which last book he dies.