off little by little.
The Ridge walks in.
Yes, John. The white government
has asked us to sign for the
John feels betrayed. He looks at both men.
I respect you both, but only the
council decides. If you continue
it will give the Georgia Congress
what it needs to destroy us.
The Ridge looks at him as if he is sorry.
I am sorry, but we will sign.
John shakes his head and speaks as he walks out.
Don’t betray the tribe, Ridge.
The Ridge looks at Elias.
You know when we sign, it will be our
Elias is sad.
Ridge, if we stay they will kill us
all. At least we have a chance in
the new land.
The Ridge is in thought.
I do not know the new politics. I
only know the Cherokee way. They
will not forgive us. Only John can
mend this thing we do to save a