remote area of Southern North America
a covert meeting and others like it
will launch the white man's intrusion
JOHN ROSS (V.O.) (CONT’D)
onto Cherokee land that has set up
many conflicts between the United
States Army and war-like factions of
the Cherokee Nation who want to save
their sacred land. These events drag
our nation into a constant state of
A SUB-TITLE APPEARS - SPRING, CIRCA 1850, CHEROKEE NATION,
STATE OF GEORGIA, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
On the ridge well above the village two U. S. Cavalry officers dressed in trail worn blue uniforms sit astride their powerful cavalry horses watching the Cherokee village from seclusion.
The commanding officer is MAJOR SEVIER a late twenty’s, campaign hardened career man with thick hair and a heavy mustache. He pulls a brass telescope from its leather pouch.
Major Sevier puts his hand up to shade his pale blue eyes from the sunlight and allow his telescope to search the village below.
CAPTAIN CASTEEL, Sevier's younger light skinned second in command waits patiently for his commanding officer to instruct him. He checks his weapon.
EXT. CHEROKEE VILLAGE
A closer look reveals French and British traders looking at stacks of fur, pottery and trade goods that line the fronts of the Cherokee merchants dug-outs and log cabins.
Nearby, but away from the trading street warriors repair weapons and care for their war-horses.