Tenia, Nanyehi's mother sings, as she washes her newborn in the river and notices the white wolf on the horizon. The appearance of the White Wolf is very powerful, as "white" is the color for peace, and Nanyehi was born into the Wolf Clan. The whole village of Chota joins in.
The "spirit people" who live in the woods beckon a young Nanyehi and take her into their hideaway.
Sung by the children of Chota, as they play this popular game. It is the first time young Nanyehi notices Kingfisher, a young brave of the Deer Clan. The spectators join in. Fully choreographed with bright colors.
Kingfisher and Nanyehi sing to each other on their wedding day. Dressed in their finest white buckskin, they will speak the wedding vows in Cherokee during the solo section. He gives her a leg of venison and she gives him an ear of corn. They each have a blanket, and fold them together.
The women of Chota start with the war chant, as they prepare the black drink, by throwing herbs, etc., into a giant kettle hanging over a raging fire. The warriors join is, as they dance the war dance and ask Great Spirit for protection. Costumes are vivid and the music is powerful. Scene moves onto the battlefield, where the Cherokees are fighting the Creeks. Nanyehi is crouched behind a rock, chewing the bullets to make them more deadly. Kingfisher is killed and Nanyehi takes his rifle and leads the Cherokee to victory.
Nanyehi sings at Kingfisher's grave.
Kingfisher sings from the spirit world as Nanyehi cradles their newborn son.
Bryant Ward, is singing this around a campfire, as he is trying to sell his wares to the Cherokee. He will soon become Nanyehi's 2nd husband.
Nancy sings to Bryant.
Dragging Canoe sings to white settlers, who keep claiming land.
Nancy and Bryant sing (via writing letters) to each other after he had to go back to SC.
Dragging Canoe sings to the Whites at the famous Sycamore Shoals Treaty, 1775.
Nancy sings outside her Inn, a place of refuge, after putting orphaned children to bed.
Nancy & Lydia Bean, a white woman whom Nancy saves at the stake, sing about their differences, and what they share in common.
Nancy sings to a young soldier, who happens to be Bryant Ward's nephew. He dies in her arms.
After Nancy's death scene, this is sung by the various Nancys. Whole cast joins in.
This song will be featured in the overture before the musical begins. Parts of the melody will be used throughout as underscore.