The Gold rush didn't start 'til about 1862. Around 30000 prospectors from U.S.A., Europe China, and all of Canada showed up at B.C. to get some taste of that gold. Some people came for the gold, when other's came to set up businesses and farms. But there was something the native people were worried about, the salmon, what would happen to the salmon if 30000 prospectors were scaring them alway. They wanted to attack the prospectors, but they just went with it, they knew it would end soon.