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the last of the Mohicans

The final remaining or surviving person or thing of a particular group, kind, or race. Taken from the title of the 1826 novel by James Fenimore Cooper, The Last of the Mohicans. That place is the last of the Mohicans of locally owned restaurants in this area, as every place else has been taken over by global chains. But in terms of true punk bands from the '70s, they may really be the last of the Mohicans.
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the last of the Mohicans

the sole survivor(s) of a particular race or kind.
The Last of the Mohicans is the title of an 1826 novel by James Fenimore Cooper ( 1789–1851 ). The Mohicans, also spelled Mohegans , were an Algonquian people who formerly inhabited the western parts of the US states of Connecticut and Massachusetts.
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If there's a model for this character, it must surely be Daniel Day Lewis's Hawkeye in The Last of the Mohicans.
He traces the influence of nineteenth-century configurations of Maori rangatira (chiefs) on "two of the most important novels in American literary history"--Cooper's The Last of the Mohicans and Melville's Moby-Dick (11).
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While working to save the town from a flood, and themselves from a summer spent reading The Last of the Mohicans, high schoolers Luke and Tommy stumble across the most boring book in the world.
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Attendees were also treated to first-hand insight into the movie world from top Hollywood producer Ned Dowd whose film credits include The Last of the Mohicans, Grosse Pointe Blank, Apocalypto, The Count of Monte Cristo, King Arthur and The Three Musketeers.
It is a deadly mission that begins innocuously as teenagers Luke and Tommy revolt against having to read The Last of the Mohicans, a novel they declaim as 'the most boring book in the world'.
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Among her topics are inclination and obligation in Samuel Richardson's Clarissa; wealth, obligation, and female friendship in the marriage market; Rose, Flora, and the Scottish women of Walter Scott's Waverly and the fair Jewess and the less interesting Rowena in his Ivanhoe; remembering the rival in James Fenimore Cooper's The Pioneers and mourning the secondary heroine in his The Last of the Mohicans; and absence and replacement in Catharine Maria Sedgewick's Hope Leslie.
I have read Cooper's Last of the Mohicans, The Spy, The Pilot, and The Pioneers.
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Woolson who might be an unfamiliar figure to the general reader was the grandniece of James Fenimore Cooper the prolific American writer whose fiction included The Last of the Mohicans. In this novel after the death of her mother Constance leaves the United States for Europe in pursuit of Henry James not because she's in love with him but because she's transfixed by his writing: "Has a writer kept whispering in your ear long after the last page is turned?