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The Klamath Tribes

The largest freshwater lake in Oregon, Upper Klamath Lake is the heart of the Klamath Basin — and the soul of the Klamath, Modoc and Yahooskin-Paiute people who have lived here since ancient times. 

Together they make up the Klamath Tribes, whose ancestral lands encompass a breathtakingly beautiful and diverse land- scape of forest, grassland, mountains and waterways across (and beyond) what is today Southern Oregon.

For hundreds of generations, the tribes of the Klamath thrived in this rich land east of the Cascades. They fished its lakes and rivers, hunted in its forests and marshes, and survived the lean winter months on their prudent reserves from the abundant seasons.

Klamath Lake,
Klamath Lake, | Taylor Tupper / Klamath Tribes News Dept.


  • Native American Culture
  • Tribal Nations

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