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n. pl. Klamath or Klam·aths
1. A member of a Native American people inhabiting an area of the Cascade Range in south-central Oregon and northern California, with close cultural ties to the Modoc.
2. The Penutian language of the Klamath.


(ˈklæm əθ)

n., pl. -aths, (esp. collectively) -ath.
1. a river flowing from SW Oregon through NW California into the Pacific. 250 mi. (405 km) long.
a. a member of an American Indian people of S Oregon.
b. the language of the Klamath, closely akin to Modoc.
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It was a story that had its origins within years of interactions at the boundaries between Oregon and California, between the Modoc and Klamath, and between colonizer and colonized.
The first clause of Jack's treaty provides for peace and friendship between "the Modoc and Klamath Indians, and John and Jim, of the Scott's Valley and Hamburg Indians, and Josh and Jack, for the Shastas" and ensures that "any one Indian or squaw may travel through your country safely.
The group's top 10 threatened wild places in California are located in the Mojave Desert, the Los Padres Forest, South Orange County, the Trinity Alps, the Owens River Headwaters in Inyo National Forest, the Gaviota Coast north of Santa Barbara, the Santa Ana and Palomar Mountains in the Cleveland National Forest, the Medicine Lake Highlands, Modoc and Klamath National Forests, and the Klamath River Basin.