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EXT. CHEROKEE COUNCIL HOUSE - AFTERNOON

A Cherokee council is in progress at a log council house that sits next to the tribal, "Indian Advocate Newspaper".  

Long lines of Cherokee file through speaking to council members. John is out of sight, nearby making a speech.

 JOHN ROSS (V.O.)

You have elected me Principal Chief

of all Cherokee. Today I wonder who

is more civilized, a nation that

elected leaders before there was a

white government or an ivory assembly

in Washington that would destroy us

for land.

A hard OLD CHEROKEE WOMAN turns toward John and interrupts.

OLD CHEROKEE WOMAN

You’re white!

John is dress in a suit for the occasion. He is patient and looks directly at her.

JOHN ROSS

My blood is part Cherokee. My heart

is all. Some full bloods may resent

my election. For that I am sorry.

Let us unite. I promise peace and a

quality life, but not at any price.

The old woman continues her harassment.

OLD CHEROKEE WOMAN

Is the price the same as Doublehead?

John turns back to the crowd.

JOHN

Andrew Jackson now leads the white

elitist and they mean to remove us

from our land at any price. A price

that we alone will pay. The Cherokee

must fight in a new way. Not at war,

but inside their governed chambers.

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