The Klamath are a Native American tribe featured in Age of Empires III, introduced in The WarChiefs expansion. Like all natives, they can be allied with by building a Trading Post at their Trading Post site.

The Klamath are available on the California and Northwest Territory maps.


Klamath Rifleman: Similar to a Skirmisher in its damage bonuses, though it has less range in exchange for more hit points. Up to 13 may be trained per settlement.


Klamath upgrades focus on boosting an allied economy and improving the Klamath Riflemen.

Age Icon Improvement Cost Effect
Ages discovery
Klamath Work Ethos
Klamath Work Ethos 100 wood, 100 food, 100 coin Settlers/Villagers gather 5% faster
Ages colonial
Klamath Huckleberry Feast
Klamath Huckleberry Feast 150 wood, 150 coin Ships 100 food for every 3 minutes the game has passed, up to 30 minutes
Ages fortress
Klamath Strategy
Klamath Strategy 200 wood, 150 coin Klamath Riflemen get +25% attack
Ages fortress
Native Warrior Societies
Klamath Warrior Societies 200 wood, 150 coin Upgrades Klamath Riflemen to Elite
Ages industrial
Champion Natives
Champion Klamath 400 wood, 300 coin Upgrades Klamath Riflemen to Champion


  • Klamath Work Ethos is largely useless except in long running games such as Treaty games. The 5% increase is so tiny that it's hard to justify in any other mode of play unless the spare resources are available.
  • Klamath Strategy is a solid upgrade for the Klamath Rifleman, extending their usefulness especially for civilizations which lack Skirmishers of their own.

In-game dialogue Edit

They speak Klamath-Modoc, a Plateau Penutian language.

  • Dwaa?isan'aaWawli (what do you want?)
  • Ei
  • Siuga (attack)

History Edit

"Located in modern-day south-central Oregon, the Klamath people were quite successful at living off the myriad of resources provided by the rivers, lakes, and lands of their territory. Extremely resourceful, the Klamath had a diet including over forty different species of mammals and fowl. They hunted with bow and arrow, nets, and nooses, and feasted upon an abundance of plants, seeds, and shellfish.

The Klamath lived in relative seclusion for thousands of years until 1826, when Peter Skeen Ogden - a fur trapper for the Hudson’s Bay Company - arrived in Oregon. More white settlers soon followed. After a few skirmishes, the treaty of 1864 moved the Klamath to a reservation. Inevitably, the culture of the Klamath changed, but their resourcefulness and ingenuity helped them to prosper for decades - in fact, during the 1950s they were one of the richest tribes in the entire U.S.

The Klamath were a very spiritual people. Crater Lake (known to the Klamath as “giwas”) held a special place in their spiritual lives and was a common destination for spirit quests, The lake was considered a dangerous realm, with spirits supposedly lurking in the depth and humans and mysterious animals inhabiting the lake floor.