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Klamath

Klamath is pronounced kla-mæth (æ as in 'cat' or 'ash').

Land

: The homelands of the Klamath tribe include a region of the southern Cascade Range about 100 miles long and 25 miles wide. The landscape is covered by marshes, lakes, rivers, and streams.

Language

: Lutuamian.

History

: In 1864, The Klamath signed a treaty and moved to their reservation around Upper Klamath Lake. In 1954, a “Termination Act” was passed which resulted in the U. S. Government terminating the Klamath reservation. In 1961 and 1974, the Klamath land was sold with the money going to the people who were formerly living on the reservation. Presently, the land has been turned into the Winema National Park. The Klamath have since been re-recognized.

Additional Reading

 Klamath Language
 Klamath Words
 Klamath Stories
 Oregon Native Americans

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