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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.


Klamath Rifleman de.png Klamath Rifleman: Klamath skirmisher that is accurate to a long range.


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

Age Technology Cost Effect
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Klamath Work Ethos.png Klamath Work Ethos 100 food,
100 wood,
100 coin
Settlers, Coureurs des Bois, Settler Wagons, and Villagers gather 5% faster
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Klamath Huckleberry Feast.png Klamath Huckleberry Feast 150 wood,
150 coin
Ships 100 food for every 3 minutes the game has passed, up to 30 minutes
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Klamath Strategy.png Klamath Strategy 200 wood,
150 coin
Klamath Riflemen get +25% attack

In-game dialogue[]

The Klamath language, also known as Klamath-Modoc, belongs to the Plateau Penutian language family.

  • Select 1 Dwaa?isan'aaWawli - What do you want?
  • Move 1 Ei
  • Attack 1 Siuga! - Attack!


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.