John Klee, professor of history at Maysville Community and Technical College, relates the story of the white Indians:. “The legend goes, this Prince Madoc, I believe in the 12th century, took nine or twelve boats, and left Wales and was never heard of again. There were persistent stories, and it even found its way into some of the earlier newspapers. And one story that I believe Clift relates is that there was a present Welshman, and we’re talking here probably in the 1700’s, who was in Louisville. He was talking in Welsh, and one of the Indians understood him. And the theory goes that some of these white Indians had connections with the red Indians and had learned part of the language.