Dark Destinations: La Push, Washington
Nor does Meyer mention the six Quileute societies. While this isn't absolutely necessary when recounting the wolf story, it seems an odd omission. How do you tell a long story about Quileute "spirit warriors" without linking it to the Quileute warrior society? If the story is genuine, that is.
Meanwhile, the Quileute legends don't mention spirit warriors, Kaheleha, Taha Aki, or Utlapa. Nor do they mention Kamehameha, Waikiki, mahi mahi, ukulele, or any other Hawaiian-sounding name or phrase. In fact, they don't mention any aspect of Meyer's story.
To verify this point, I did the following search in Google:
"quileute kaheleha -twilight -meyer"
That should list all mentions of Quileute and Kaheleha that don't involve Twilight and Meyer. Result: Six hits, all of them Twilight related. Likely explanation: There's no genuine Quileute legend involving someone named Kaheleha.
Again, I'm getting the impression that Meyer made up her Quileute "legends." She read that Quileutes descended from wolves and thought, "Neat-o! Based on that tidbit, I'll fabricate a whole spiritual history of the Quileute people."
For more on the subject, see Quileute Werewolves in Twilight.
Below: The first Quileute Indian?