A Klamath settlement, with nearby allied construction
Age of Empires III
ContinentNorth America
Unique UnitsKlamath Rifleman
TechnologiesKlamath Warrior Societies
Champion Klamath
Klamath Huckleberry Feast
Klamath Work Ethos
Klamath Strategy
Northwest Territory
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The Klamath are a minor Native American civilization featured in Age of Empires III.


The Klamath are available as allies in the California and Northwest Territory maps. Once a Trading Post is built at their camp, a player can recruit Klamath Riflemen and research available upgrades.


The Klamath Rifleman is similar to a Skirmisher in its damage bonuses, though it has less range in exchange for more hit points.


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

Klamath Huckleberry Feast (Discovery Age): Receive a crate of 100 wood for every 3 minutes of game time, up to half an hour.
Cost:150 Wood, 150 Coin

Klamath Work Ethos (Discovery Age): Increases villager gather rates by 5%.
Cost: 100 Food, 100 Wood, 100 Coin

Klamath Strategy (Fortress Age): Increases Klamath rifleman damage by 25%.
Cost: 200 Wood, 150 Coin

Klamath Warrior Societies (Fortress Age): Klamath attack and HP raised by 25%.
Cost: 200 Wood, 150 Coin

Klamath Champions (Industrial Age): Klamath attack and hitpoints raised by 40%.
Cost: 400 Wood, 300 Coin


  • The Klamath Huckleberry Feast is useful for generating wood to produce fishing boats for a water boom strategy on California or producing defensive buildings for a turtle strategy.
  • 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.
  • All native tribes can only be upgraded to Legendary/Exalted status at the Town Center or Capitol, they can be upgraded to Elite/Disciplined or Champion/Honored for free through some Home City shipments.
  • Civilizations can remove the upgrade gold costs, or cut the upgrade costs in half depending on their home city cards.

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.

In-game dialogue Edit

They speak Klamath-Modoc, a Plateau Penutian language.

dwaa?isan'aaWawli ("What do you want?")
siuga (attack)


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