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We move your people tomorrow.

John boldly pleads his case.

JOHN ROSS

Winter's coming. Our people do not

have clothing or food supplies.

The General make his statement like an order.

GENERAL SCOTT

Chief Ross, you will be removed

under the provision of the Indian

Removal Act. Get you people ready

to travel.

John humbles himself and pleads again.

JOHN ROSS

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.

GENERAL SCOTT

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.

JOHN ROSS

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

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