the white Union soldiers and cock their weapons.
The Cherokee towns’ people take aim and stand ready with the Indian troops.
John and Talmidge glance at each other. John looks at his people then at the captain.
The captain has a cold stare.
Without orders the captain's men quickly take aim at the Cherokee soldiers.
John Ross is determined.
You have killed innocent people
out of your ignorance. You will
be punished either by dying in
this battle today or at a court
In the distance, a soldier chases a screaming Cherokee woman.
Talmidge quickly aims his rifle and fires.
The soldier drops to the ground dead. The shooting starts. Each side stands and fires. Cherokee and White soldiers fall.
John Ross shoots the captain.
When the captain falls to the ground the shooting stops. It's a stand off, Union soldier against Union soldier.
John looks around the area and speaks directly to the white soldiers.
You are on Cherokee land. Get
your wounded and report to your
commanding officer at the fort.
The white troops get their horses, the wounded and their gear. A sergeant takes charge by signaling his soldiers and