We move your people tomorrow.
John boldly pleads his case.
Winter's coming. Our people do not
have clothing or food supplies.
The General make his statement like an order.
Chief Ross, you will be removed
under the provision of the Indian
Removal Act. Get you people ready
John humbles himself and pleads again.
Allow the council to supervise the
removal. At least we may forage
along the way.
General Scott has a small change of heart. He hesitates for a second.
I will take your word there will be
no trouble. You've got to go by
tomorrow or your people will parish
in the winter cold.
John gives another warning.
We will be ready. Many will die,
but that will be the albatross you
and Andrew Jackson have put around
your own necks.
John Ross exits. General Scott watches him go. The others in the tent are speechless.
EXT. STOCKADE - AFTERNOON
John watches his people pack their meager belongings and ten wagons for the thousands of Cherokee readying for the