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  • n. Plural form of Klamath.

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  • plural proper n. A collective name for the Indians of several tribes formerly living along the Klamath river, in California and Oregon, but now restricted to a reservation at Klamath Lake; -- called also Clamets and Hamati.

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Examples

  • But that had been in the days when the placers petered out, when there were no wagon roads nor tugs to draw in sailing vessels across the perilous bar, and when his lonely grist mill had been run under armed guards to keep the marauding Klamaths off while wheat was ground.

    BY THE TURTLES OF TASMAN

  • I returned to that place in May, 1857, and at a period a little later, in consequence of the close of hostilities in southern Oregon, the Klamaths and Modocs were sent back to their own country, to that section in which occurred, in 1873, the disastrous war with the latter tribe.

    She Makes Her Mouth Small & Round & Other Stories

  • From the beginning the reservation plan was a failure, largely because the Modocs were forced to live with their traditional enemies, the Klamaths.

    THE AMERICAN WEST

  • As the reservation was on land which had always been Klamath territory, the Klamaths refused to allow the Modocs to cut timber or hunt game.

    THE AMERICAN WEST

  • That government study in the Klamaths never did find him, you know.

    Night World No. 1

  • They went back to their old place, and declared they would die rather than go to live with the Klamaths again.

    Forty-Six Years in the Army

  • Repeated requests were made by the Indian Bureau to the War Department to force the Modocs to go back to the Klamaths; but this was firmly opposed by General

    Forty-Six Years in the Army

  • At the north lived the Klamaths, Siskiyous, Shastas, and the savage Modocs, whose months of fighting in the lava beds caused the death of General Canby and many soldiers.

    Stories of California

  • Oregon, the Klamaths and Modocs were sent back to their own country, to that section in which occurred, in 1873, the disastrous war with the latter tribe.

    Memoirs of the Union's Three Great Civil War Generals

  • They are yet known among the Klamaths, Pits, and Piutes as a foe to be dreaded in the days of their power, and these people often speak of them in fear, not because they were brave in open field, but because of their skulking and sudden attacks upon unsuspecting foes.

    Reminiscences of a Pioneer

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