Indian Man 1
Indian Man 2
Indian Man 3
Indian Man 4
Indian Woman 1
Indian Woman 2
Indian Woman 3
Indian Woman 4
Indian Woman 5
Indian Woman 6
Props: Map, bundle of dry grass for smoke signals, stones, gold coins, toy arrows, toy guns, indian costumes, cowboy/cowgirl costumes, a big cardboard tree or a boy/girl dressed as a tree.
Act I - At the Indian Reservation
(The Indians sit on the floor in a circle. Beside them, there is a dry bundle of grass to make smoke signals, and two stones. The indian chief stands up)
Indian Chief: Tonight we will attack the white man village!
Indian Woman 1: Why?
Indian Man 1: Because they stole our land and our cattle!
Indian Man 4: (stands up and takes gold coins from her bag/purse): Yes…but we also stole their gold.
Indian Man 2: I want revenge!
Indian Woman 2: What about our people?
Indian Woman 3: And our children?
Indian Man 3: White men don’t deserve our compassion!
Indian Chief: We have to kill them all!
All the Indians: Yes! No mercy! No mercy!
(Indian Woman 2 gives a map to Indian Chief)
Indian Chief: Let’s plan our battle!
(He opens the map, sits, and points to a place in the map. Indian 4 stands up)
Indian 4: I’ll build the fire to make war smoke signals!
(He approaches the bundle of dry grass, takes the two stones, and pretends to make a fire)
Act II – At the Cowboy’s Village
(Sheriff is in his office. He is sleeping with his feet over the desk, covering his head with his hat. Cowboy 1, Cowboy 2, and Cowboy 3 are in a table playing cards. The Sherrif’s Helper enters)
Sheriff’s Helper: Sheriff! Wake up!
(Sheriff opens his eyes and stands. Cowboy 1, 2, and 3 leave the cards on the desk and stand)
Sheriff: What’s wrong?
Sheriff’s Helper: I saw smoke signals… and that means war!
Sheriff: That’s impossible!
Cowboy 1: But we defeated them a month ago!
Cowboy 2: We have to warn our people!
Cowboy 3: Let’s go… we have to protect them!
Cowboy 4: (looking at his gun) Oh no…my gun is broken!
Cowboy 1, 2, and 3: So?
Cowboy 4: I don’t want to die!
(Cowboy 1, 2, and 3 hit him on the head)
Sheriff: Come on!
(Sheriff, Sheriff’s Helper, Cowboy 1, Cowboy 2, and Cowboy 3 get out of the office and to the street. Man and Woman talk to each other. Sheriff yells)
Sheriff: The Indians are coming! Quick…get your weapons and let’s fight them!
(The Indians approach. An arrows falls near the Sheriff, and he picks it up)
Sheriff: This is war!
(Indians and Cowboys start to fight. The Indian Chief and the Sheriff stay away from the battle. An Indian and a Cowboy die and fall to the ground)
Cowgirl 1: (throwing the gun to the ground) Stop it!
Cowgirl 2: (throwing the gun to the ground) I want peace!
Cowgirl 3: (throwing the gun to the ground) I don’t want to fight!
Cowgirl 4: (throwing the gun to the ground) I don’t want to die!
Cowgirl 5: (throwing the gun to the ground) Put away your weapons!
Indian Woman 4: (throwing the gun to the ground) No more hate!
Indian Woman 5: (throwing the gun to the ground) Let’s live in peace!
Indian Woman 6: (throwing the gun to the ground) No more war!
(The Indian Chief and the Sheriff approach)
Indian Chief: (to the Indians) Throw away your arrows!
Sheriff: (to the Cowboys) Throw away your guns!
(The Indian Chief takes an arrow and a gun. Indian Woman 6 takes off a white ribbon from her dress, and ties together the arrow and the gun. The Indian Chief and the Sheriff take them in their hands and head toward a big tree. Indian 2 and Cowboy 1 pretend to dig a hole under the tree. Indian Chief and Sheriff place the weapons in the hole)
Sheriff: From now on, we will be one family.
Indian Chief: We will be one body, one heart, and one soul. Nothing will destroy us!
(Indians and Cowboys join hands)
Author: K I D S I N C O
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