states we are exonerated due to
imposing events during the war.
We were loyal, but betrayed by
your government. Our only sin is
The commissioner is put out.
Sir, I know who you are and you
are not Chief of the Cherokee now.
You sir, are a traitor to the
United States of America. If you
want concessions above my order
You can take it up in Washington.
John is still angry.
John understands the commissioner and the politics very well. He takes a moment to think. John pats Talmidge on the shoulder and leaves.
John Ross leaves the tent. Three tattered men sit on a log near the tent making rude comments to John as he walks.
MEN ON FENCE
Get out of town. Dam Indian lover.
You lost, get lost.
John goes to Baxter who is waiting with the horses. They mount up.
John is interrupted by Colonel Sevier as he walks to them carrying a waist high hickory walking stick.
Sir, Mr. Ross.
John looks and sees Sevier moving toward him.
Baxter reaches for his service revolver.
John glances at Baxter.