Meet the California Genocide, an oft-forgotten event in U.S. history due to occurring at the same time at the California Gold Rush. The Native American population of California decreased from as many as 150,000 in 1848 to 30,000 in 1870. Tribes such as the Yahi were hunted to extinction.

California genocide For the conflicts during the settling of California by the United States, see California Indian Wars. For the system of forced labour for indigenous people during the California Genocide, see Unfree labour in California. The California genocide consisted of actions taken by the United States in the 19th century, following the American Conquest …

Meet the California Genocide, an oft-forgotten event in U.S. history due to occurring at the same time at the California Gold Rush. The Native American population of California decreased from as many as 150,000 in 1848 to 30,000 in 1870. Tribes such as the Yahi were hunted to extinction. Read More »