(Source: Library of Congress)
During the early days of the
gold rush everyone expected to become rich. No one was
bothered by others finding gold. Foreigners mined along
side of everyone else.
In the early 1850s as gold
became more difficult to find, all that changed. United
States citizens became unhappy with foreigners mining
Foreigners finding gold made them angry and jealous.
Foreigners such as the Chinese, Europeans, Mexicans,
South Americans and even Native Americans were driven out
of mining camps and forced to set up camps of their own.