Immediately behind the trade area Cherokee women prepare food for the day as Cherokee children laugh and play the game of Stick-ball (a game similar to Lacrosse.) in an adjoining meadow.
At the center of the village five British traders, three Cherokee chiefs and five select warriors talk about the sale
of Cherokee land around a vast council fire that lights the dawning morning.
EXT. HIGH RIDGE ABOVE RIVER VALLEY
Sevier continues to observe looking through his telescope. He puts it away and looks at his second in command then his men.
The men stand ready restlessly waiting.
EXT. CHEROKEE VILLAGE
THE RIDGE, a twenty something tall muscular warrior of the Cherokee Nation, dressed in traditional bright colored Cherokee raiment, watches in seclusion from the dark forest. Abruptly he steps from the shaded forest next to the campfire. Twenty of his warriors materialize from the shadows behind him.
He looks at the shorter less proportioned Village Chief that sits next to the British traders. The entire campfire group is surprised. They go for their weapons then relax when they see The Ridge, a fellow Cherokee.
VILLAGE CHIEF DOUBLEHEAD, a shorter, middle aged and stocky Cherokee appears angry due to the interruption. He abruptly stands.
The Ridge crowned by a colorful tribal turban cast a stern stare across the group. He then looks directly at Doublehead with an angry fieriness. He speaks in perfect English with a commanding tone.
Doublehead, you cannot barter our
homelands. They are sacred.