We are the upriver people, the Karuk, which is Kah-áraar in our own language. We have been here since humans were created along two hundred miles of the Klamath River. We depend on acorns, deer, and salmon. We weave basketry, and we grow tobacco. We trade with the Yurok from downriver, and with the Shasta from the mountains to the east. Miners during the Gold Rush burned our villages and murdered our people, but we came back. We dance for plants and animals from the forest and the river. We dance for good will and good luck, and we pray to heal the world.