Sevier, Prince, Baxter, Conroy, Casteel and the Soldier that tried to kill Chief Watts lie against the stockade wall wounded and bound with leather straps. Four warriors stand guard holding them prisoner.
WHITEHAWK, an older warrior has singled out Sevier. He moves to him and points a pistol at his head ready to shoot.
Chief Watts yells out.
Whitehawk! Do not kill. Leave them
to tell the story.
Whitehawk nods and lowers the pistol.
Chief Watts motions for Whitehawk to come. Whitehawk walks to the chief and The Ridge. They talk quietly. Whitehawk walks away.
Ridge and Chief Watts mount their horses. John continues to ride with Ridge. Talmidge moves his horse beside them. The warriors form ranks. They all ride out of the station.
A moment passes. Whitehawk attaches a parchment letter to the gatepost with a bone-handled knife. He then moves toward Sevier and his men. Whitehawk takes his own hunting knife from his belt and continues walking toward the soldiers.
Sevier watches him closely. Whitehawk stops in front of Sevier and jerks his bound hands up into clear view. He then cuts the straps loss.
Whitehawk then goes to each man and to their surprise cut’s them loss.
The warrior turns and hastily mounts his horse. He promptly rides into the forest. Whitehawk fades from sight in the same direction of the distant war party.
Sevier and the soldiers look toward forest.
EXT. TRADING POST, CHEROKEE NATION
JACK FOURKILLER, a middle-aged Cherokee man dressed in