California in 1899, a famous divorce trial in San Francisco Native American and Women's Rights. A wealthy Miner and His Indian Wife.
John Rankin Hite discovered a real gold mine close to Yosemite National Park. At first he worked the mine single-handed, accumulating a hoard of investment capital. John met and married Lucy, the daughter of a chief of the Miwok Indian tribe, but things fell apart and the divorce of a century ensued.