Manuscript fragment from "Oak Openings", 1848.


Cooper, James Fenimore, 1789-1851. Manuscript fragment from "Oak Openings", 1848.

Manuscript fragment from "Oak Openings", 1848.

This sixteen line fragment of one of Cooper's last novels deals with a debate between a Chippewa Indian and a white man on the role of women. It begins "Why not same?--skin make no difference" and ends "What paleface say, he no do."

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Cooper, James Fenimore, 1789-1851 (person)

American author; resident of Cooperstown, N.Y. From the description of Manuscript fragment and portrait, [ca. 1832], [ca. 1850]. (Buffalo History Museum). WorldCat record id: 57008578 Virgil David was president of the Lawrenceville Lyceum in Western Pennsylvania. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Cooperstown, N.Y., to Virgil David, n.p., 1836 July 21. (University of Chicago Library). WorldCat record id: 55822302 From the description of Au...