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Natty Bumppo

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Natty Bumppo
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Real Name

Nathaniel Bumppo

First Appearance

The Pioneers (1823)

Created by

James Fenimore Cooper


Nathaniel "Natty" Bumppo is the protagonist of James Fenimore Cooper's pentalogy of novels known as the Leatherstocking Tales.

Natty Bumppo, although the child of white parents, grew up among Delaware Indians and was educated by Moravian Christians, becoming a near-fearless warrior skilled in many weapons, one of which is the long rifle. Hawkeye (one of his many nicknames) hunts only what he needs to survive, and when it comes time to fire his rifle he lives by the rule "One shot, one kill". He and his Mohican companion Chingachgook try to stop the incessant conflict between the Mohicans and the Hurons.

Public Domain Appearances

  • The Pioneers
  • The Last of the Mohicans
  • The Prairie
  • The Pathfinder
  • The Deerslayer

Golden Age Comic Appearances

  • Target Comics Vol. 2 #5


While the original character is in public domain, the version of the character used by Disney and other later adaptations published after 1923 are NOT.

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