We must all pull together to survive
this tyranny of greed. A tyranny not
of its people, but of the rich and
powerful. I promise you will endure!
John waves a thank you to the cheering crowd and steps down.
The old Cherokee woman smiles slightly while watching him leave.
EXT. INDIAN ADVOCATE NEWSPAPER OFFICE
John walks past the front of the newspaper office.
JOHN ROSS P.O.V.
OUTSIDE TO INSIDE - SHERIFF PEARL, a skuzzy looking pot bellied southern sheriff is inside talking to ELIAS BOUDINOT, a young well groomed Cherokee man and the editor. Two burly deputies stand on either side of Elias. DEPUTY LYNCH, a slim, green toothed man looks around the room grinning.
INT. INDIAN ADVOCATE NEWSPAPER OFFICE
John walks inside.
The sheriff is rude to Elias waving a piece of paper in his face.
This here is a confiscation order
From the U. S. of A. We're closin
this paper down. Jest to damn
You nor your court have authority
here. This is sovereign Cherokee
Elias speaks up.