Mr. Ross smiles and goes inside with Chief Watts still not noticing his son.
John watches his father and Chief Watts as they go inside his home. The Ridge glances at John. He pats him on the shoulder and walks inside to the meeting. John goes to an open side window and looks in.
The guards notice him, but ignores his curiosity.
Talmidge Watts sneaks up behind John. He playfully grabs him.
John yells. They both laugh when John sees him.
OUTSIDE TO INSIDE - Chief Watts hears the noise and smiles ignoring the boys. He proceeds with the council as they sit around a large oak table.
BACK TO SCENE
The Ridge looks in the general direct of the boys from the corner of his eye and then back at the chief.
EXT. ROSS FAMILY HOME - NIGHT
Talmidge whispers to John. A guard throws a rock near them to get their attention.
The guard glares at the boys sternly and puts his finger to his lips.
John and Talmidge look guilty and get quiet.
SUB‑TITLE - CHEROKEE COUNCIL MEETING, ROSS FAMILY FARM, CHEROKEE NATION GEORGIA.
INT. ROSS FAMILY HOME
Oil burning lanterns light the dining room where the meeting is taking place. Chief Watts stands. His speech is powerful.