Sevier and Casteel look at their soldiers.
They watch the last of their horse troops move silently into new positions near the village.
The officers then look across the river.
Sevier sees the flash of six sparks at random times throughout the shadowed forest surrounding the large village.
INT. CHEROKEE VILLAGE
The Ridge blurts out another criticism.
White agreements with our people
have come to mean nothing! Truth
is an orphan here.
Doublehead starts talking as the village camp dogs begin to bark. He turns toward the sounds as he continues.
The sun sets without your help and
this council can decide without
The Ridge appears smug as if he has a premonition of something bad while he looks toward the forest and the agitated dogs.
The entire camp stops and becomes silent. They all look in the direction of The Ridge and the camp dogs.
EXT. RIVER BANK ACROSS FROM CHEROKEE VILLAGE
Sevier and his hidden cavalry troops are poised for the attack. The soldiers steady and quiet the horses they are mounted on.
Sevier calmly draws his saber and looks at his troops and back at the village.