- Author: James Fenimore Cooper
- Copyright: Public domain
- Published in: 1823
- Word count: 171,988 words (≈ about 11 hours)
The Pioneers: The Sources of the Susquehanna; a Descriptive Tale is a historical novel, the first published of the Leatherstocking Tales, a series of five novels by American writer James Fenimore Cooper. While The Pioneers was published in 1823, before any of the other Leatherstocking Tales, the period of time it covers makes it the fourth chronologically.