Locations for Warrior Woman
Genre - Historical Drama, based on true story
Logline- - Based on true story of Nancy Ward 1738-1822. At the 1755 Battle
of Taliwa, Nancy Ward picks up her husband's musket, after he has been shot
and killed and leads the Cherokee into victory over the Creek Indians. For
her courage, she is made Ghighuaa, of the Cherokee.
Synopsis- Nancy Ward lived in the time when her homeland
of Chota, the Cherokee capitol, was threatened by not only the invasion
of the white man but also the Creek Indians. This beautiful part of the
Appalachian Mountains was plentiful in game and the ground was perfect
for their crops. The Cherokee relied on hunting for their meat because
they did not have domesticated live stock as did the white man. Nancy
watched as her home lands grew smaller and smaller with the advancement
of the white man.
Nancy's husband, Kingfisher, was shot and killed in a battle
with the Creek Indians. She picked up her dead husband's musket and led
the Cherokee to victory. Because of this, she was honored with the highest
ranking any Cherokee woman could attain, Ghighuaa.
Nancy's life stood for peace but she always warned her
people of many bad things to come. She became the first woman to ever
talk at a peace treaty with the white man. Her words helped her people
retain some of their lands. She spoke:
"You know that women are always looked upon as nothing,
but we are your mothers, you are our sons, our cry is all for peace,
let it continue. This peace must last forever. Let your women's sons
be ours, our sons be yours, let your women hear our words."
Shortly after her death, President Jackson ordered the
Cherokee to move to Oklahoma on the famous deadly "Trail of Tears".
Main Characters - Nancy Ward- at eight years old, teenager,
adult, and old woman, father and mother Francis Ward and Tame Doe, Nancy's
husband Kingfisher, Chief Attakullacca, Nancy's second husband Bryant
Ward, and cousin Dragging Canoe.
Cherokee Capitol of Chota in North Carolina near Tennessee,
Forts, woods, and lake.
Era clothing, uniforms, blood and gore
Horses, native American Village, wagons, era weaponry.
Medium - Large