A U.S. Army detachment is ordered to remove the Cherokee Indians from the ancestral homeland and the Enterprise is commandeered to transport the tribe to its new reservation. Gray Holden is furious because he knows the Cherokees are peaceful and law-abiding. Worse, he is close friends with many of their leaders and resents being the agent of their maltreatment. Written by
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[raiders attack a Cherokee village while a U.S. army detachment does nothing to prevent them from burning the Indians' teepees
The only way you're going to stop this sort of thing is for your people to move off of these lands.
You've got the chief's answer to that.
Yes. Yes I have, but I also have my orders and I can't wait any longer. I'm riding out tomorrow to make arrangements for the tribe to be taken to a new Indian territory. I'll be back in a week. I hope by that time you'll have made up...