The Modoc and the Matah Kagmi, Yah’yahaas or Sasquatch
My Grandfather was born in 1853; he later fought in the Modoc War in defense of our Homeland. It was the same story as most defeat, family being murdered and sent away.
Grandfather did not like the Klamath Reservation and soon returned to the part of the country he loved. It was by some very good fortune and help of a white friend in Yreka California he was able to buy some land in the mountains. He built a cabin and lived there from then on until his death in 1935. He fell asleep on a riverbank and never woke up. Grandfather lived a long and eventful life but not always a happy one.
He told me a story when I was a child and never tired of hearing it. His first contact with Matah Kagmi was one evening in the…
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