In reference to The Last of the Mohicans (1992), what were the social, political, economic institutions that were presented in the film?

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Two of the major institutions presented were the French and British armies and the way they tended to operate alongside Native American tribes during the French and Indian War.  Both of them were considered capable and well trained forces but they also depended on Native Americans for intelligence, interpreters, and sometimes also for missions that they felt were either outside their capabilities or beneath them.

Social institutions were present in the way that the whites were courting, and the way that a romance between a British or American and a Native American was considered taboo.  The more arranged matches between upper-class women and men were presented as well.

One economic institution that was presented was the way that trade and land use was connected and dependent on good relations between the Native Americans and the settlers and the way the British and French both tried to protect their economic interests with forts and other structures.

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