Savage violence is more heartache than most romance fans can endure. But endure it they must to taste the tremendous romantic highs in The Last of the Mohicans.
That said, the terrific locations that look like pastoral upstate New York include Chimney Rock Park, NC and The Manor in Asheville, NC. Notice something? The movie was shot in Carolina. No Mohicans there.
When James Fenimore Cooper wrote "Last of the Mohicans" in 1826, he made the Mahican famous. Unfortunately, he also made them extinct in the minds of many people and also confused their name and history with the Mohegan from eastern Connecticut. Unfortunately, this misconception has persisted, and most Americans today would be surprised to learn the Mahican are very much alive and living in Wisconsin under an assumed name ...Stockbridge Indians. With a similar language and name, the Mahican (Mohican) and the Mohegan may have been members of the same tribe before contact. The Mohegan, however, migrated east as part of the and settled in eastern Connecticut sometime around 1500, while the Mahican stayed in the Hudson Valley. Afterwards, these two tribes followed separate paths.