"When the Indians first made their appearance on the Klamath river it was already inhabited by a white race of people known among us as the Wa-gas. These white people were found to inhabit the whole continent, and were a highly moral and civilized race. They heartily welcomed the Indians to their country and taught us all of their arts and sciences. The Indians recognized the rights of these ancient people as the first possessors of the soil..."
- Che-Na-Wah Weitch-Ah-Wah, To the American Indian: Reminiscences of a Yurok Woman, Ch. IV, Traditions of the Ancient White People, (Eureka, California, 1916.)