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Nootka bark cloth increases villager hitpoints.
—In-game description

Nootka Bark Clothing is a technology in Age of Empires III that can be researched at a Trading Post built on a Nootka settlement. Once researched, it increases the hit points of villagers by 50%.

Note that Fishing Boats are affected by Nootka Bark Clothing since they are classified as villagers.


Nootka Bark Clothing benefits any civilization greatly in making their villagers harder to kill. However, civilizations who already have high villagers with high hit points, especially the French with their Coureur des Bois and the Germans with their Settler Wagon, will see a dramatic effect.

Note that Nootka Bark Clothing stacks with Great Coat and Spirit Medicine/Eastern Medicine, as well as Home City Cards boosting villager hit points.