the white man.
The Ridge nods to a warrior. He strangles the third man with a leather strap. The man drops in the dirt. John looks away.
The warriors mount and ride away leaving a white man's horses with The Ridge. The Ridge turns and speaks to John.
I love you my brother. You are a
peacemaker. Do not be ashamed of
your peaceful ways.
Ridge gestures to John to take the reins of the horse.
John is sad, but filled with admiration. He takes the reins and mounts up. They ride away in a cloud of dust.
EXT. ROSS FAMILY FARM HOUSE - NIGHT
A council of ten Cherokee Chief’s lead by John Watts arrives in front of the southern style home. Five Cherokee guards dismount and take the chief's horses as they dismount.
John and The Ridge arrive with four warriors. A guard takes the horses away as they dismount.
The Ridge signals his warriors to take their post.
The armed warriors assume positions around the house.
Daniel Ross walks out the front door. He greets the chiefs not seeing his son.
Chief Watts speaks as he shakes Mr. Ross' hand.
Daniel, I thank you for allowing
us to have council in your home.