Gold was discovered in Dahlonega,in the summer of 1829. The effects on cherokee,it declared cherokee laws null and void. They couldnt speak against white men in court. A seconde law passed on december 19,1829. Refused cherokee any rights to gold mined in the Dahlonega area.The Cherokee were losing their homes, lands, and legal rights.People could be violeny towards the cherokee . Land was under state control.