The much older Chief Watts walks beside John.
We are almost ready, John.
John hears but is more concerned about his old friend.
Chief Watts, I'm sorry you have
been Put in this shameful position
of removing our own people from
Chief Watts smiles.
Don’t be sorry, if not for you
there probably would be no Cherokee
people to move.
John smiles. The statement reminds the chief of the past.
Sometimes I think we made a mistake
by not killing them all when they
were few and we were many.
It is also a sobering reminder for John.
They are the warden of this land
now. We can only retain our heritage.
If we don’t we will have nothing and
Talmidge comes into sight carrying a bed roll as he walks with Quatie. She sees John and runs to him.
John sees Quatie and smiles. Quatie runs into his arms, they kiss. Quatie looks at John. Talmidge greets his uncle in the background.
I missed you.