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butt of Pearl's shotgun as pearl comes up from the floor. John falls back and recovers.

Pearl gets to his feet. He hits John with the shotgun again. Chief Ross goes to his knees. Pearl gets John on his feet and drags him to the doorway then shoves John into the yard.

PEARL

Git goin, big Chief.

The sheriff hits John again between the shoulder blades with his shotgun butt knocking him forward completely off his feet.

Quatie is weak and grieved as she stands in the doorway watching John, but is too afraid to help. Tears run down her sad face.

Pearl mounts his horse and prods John with his shotgun barrel to walk down the trail.

EXT. HINASEE GARRISON GEORGIA, WILDERNESS STOCKADE AREA

Soldiers are building eight large log stockades with sheds inside for cover. The stockades set in a wilderness area,

built to hold the Cherokee and other tribes during the round up, out of sight from the public.

Five mounted soldiers drive ten Cherokee prisoners on foot into a nearby-completed stockade. Four guards take charge of the prisoners. They push them inside and lock the front gates.  

Overhead three armed troops walk the high catwalk watching the prisoners inside.

GENERAL WINFIELD SCOTT, a heavy older man walks past the stockades with his adjutant, CAPTAIN COMPTON, a model soldier.

GENERAL SCOTT

You know Captain this whole process

is a tragedy. Our country makes

miserable history this day.

The Captain is sympathetic.

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