This Native American family, were living in peace alone on the east side of Weber's Creek which is located on the east south side of Coloma, California.
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go to [] "Hidden in the Eldorado county hills northeast of Sacramento, Calif., lies the original boom town of the gold rush days -- Coloma, on the site where James Marshall found the first Sake of yellow metal that was the impetus for the greatest westward movement known to mining.""Capt. Weber was one of the first to make his way along today’s Weber Creek, followed by two others, Perry Mc Coon and William Daylor. At first, all three successfully placer mined on Weber Creek, but Mc Coon and Daylor relocated to today’s Hangtown Creek. Under the penumbra of of Spanish Hill in the hollow of that creek the two men struck it rich, and the camp of Dry Diggings was raised."In 1850 California was at height of the Gold Rush, thousands of people flooded the state from different parts of the world, and the United States when US president Polk anounced that California had gold in 1848.
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go to [[Tell me more ]] "On a Monday morning, January 24, 1848, James W. Marshall opened the mill race of John Sutter’s mill on the American River. When the water had cleared, Marshall saw flakes of mineral in the bed. He immediately identified these particles as gold, and later primitive tests confirmed his judgment. By this act, Marshall unleashed a series of events that would influence the history of California, the American nation, and peoples around the world, from Western Europe to China."
[[president Polk]]"Polk, James Knox: (1795–1849) U.S. PRESIDENT.For most Americans, James Knox Polk, the 11th president of the United States, is an obscure, historical personality whose administration is remembered because he waged an unpopular war with Mexico—but did little else.: That is unfair to him. He did a great deal more. Surely he is the nation’s most unappreciated president. In a single term in office he engineered the annexation of Texas, bluffed the British out of the Oregon Territory, waged the unpopular war with Mexico to win California and New Mexico, and, with all of that, enlarged the nation’s landmass by a full third."
"1848 - U.S. President James Polk triggers the Gold Rush of '49 by confirming gold was discovered in California."
[[Gold Rush]]Adahy, an adolescent boy from this Native American family was hunting in the woods with his father.
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go to [[go forth]]Meaning in Native American language " Lives in the woods".Frank and Paul were middle age ~50's wite persons who came from Iowa to California during the Gold Rush.
go to [[Gold Rush]]Two white persons from Iowa, who came to California dreaming to become rich, Frank and Paul, were watching Adahy and his father hunting when an evil thought came into their minds.
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go to [[Frank and Paul]]Frank and Paul decided to kill Adahy's father to kidnap the boy and make him to work as an indenture servant.
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go to [[Refuge]]" California, which had been part of Mexico until 1848, tried to solve the labor shortage in the spring of 1850 with a law that essentially enslaved Native Americans so they could be put to work in the vineyards.
Nicknamed the Indian Indenture Act, which was, in fact, the very first legislation that the state passed, cruelly stripped California's Native Americans of most of their rights. It allowed any white man to identify a Native American as vagrant, lazy, or drunk, which would permit a marshal or sheriff to arrest and fine him. Since most Native Americans could not pay theses fines, a week's worth of their labor would be auctioned off to the highest bidder, who would then pay the fines. The Native Americans couldn't protest against their treatment because the law also prohibited them from testifying against white men in court." Things were not easy, Adahy and his father noticed them and their intentions. Adahy and his father decided to head back to their house to get refuge.
go to [[Shooting]]But Frank and Paul were well armed and shot Adahy's father and her mother, who was coming out to see her family.
go to [[Flee]]Adahy was petrified seeing his parents executed in from of him. Suddenly, he jumped into his horse and fled toward the
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go to [[Never give up]]Adahy was good surviving at the mountains, using the techniques that his father taught him like hunting deer and eating the most nutritious vegetables.Adahy's skills to get fish came from his mother, who usually took him to the river to fish and swim.However, Frank and Paul didn't give up and were searching for Adahy. It took about three weeks to capture him on his sleep. He was hungry, and tired to been followed.
go to [["work"]]Frank and Paul took Adahy back to Coloma were they lived and forced him to work as an Indentured Servant. Adahy was sent to work against his will to one of the following mining camps, Bidwell's Bar, Murphys, and Weber's Creek.
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go to [[A little fortune]]"In 1848, soon after the initial discovery of gold in California, General John Bidwell found some of the precious metal near the bar in the Middle Fork of the Feather River. His discovery brought a throng of miners to the scene and Bidwell Bar was born. Five years later, its population was three thousand and Bidwell Bar became the first county seat of Butte County. Four years after that, 1857, only two hundred residents remained in this mushroom gold camp." "MURPHYS (CDP). Covers a land area of 10.321 square miles and a water area of 0.002 square miles. Located at 38.14° N. Lat; 120.43° W. Long. Elevation is 2,175 feet. History: The brothers Murphy, John and Daniel, were the first to discover gold here, and the town of Murphys was named for them."Adahy worked for almost five years for them, amounted about 100 pounds of gold, a quite fortune of about $1'700,000 actual price.
go to [[Adahy's Thought]]Every single day Adahy had to get up, search for gold for his detractors, and having in his mind that a day of reckoning will come for this guys.
go to [[Gold Nugget]]One day Adahy found a little gold nugget and tried to kept it for himself, " at least I deserved this" he thought. Frank and Paul noticed it and beat him very badly. He learned his lesson.
go to [[Not a kid Anymore]]Adahy is not anymore an adolescent, he is a young man, strong, and very skillfull with horses and knives.
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Sometimes he resembles a young eagle chick, who spreads its wings on the nest and start beating the wind to get ready for take off.
go to [[Harassing]]One day when Adahy was on his way to the gold mining camp, Frank and Paul were harassing him, because they wanted more gold.
go to [[Ecclesiastes 1:8]]Adahy replied citing Ecclesiastes 1:8 "All things are full of labour, men cannot utter it, the eye is not satified with seeing, nor the ear filled with hearing"; 'likewise, you bastards never get satisfied with gold'
go to [[War drum beats]]Suddenly, ascestor's war drum beats were flowing throughout his veins, the blood of his parents were not spillded in vain.
go to [[Merged Thoughts]]Thoughts of white people taking the land of his ancestors. The genocide of them leaving with nothing just a body to work, not even free, but as indenture servants.
go to [[A Day of Rekoning]]He jumped out of his horse like a thunderbolt and slitted their throats one by one. The day of reckoning had come, justice has been done, at least for him.
go to [[Blending]]Adahy jumped into his horse and escaped to the mountains blending into the woods like a chameleon blends to its surroundings, and vanished there.