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Klamath and Salmon Indian Wars was an American Indian battle which occurred in Oregon Territory and Idaho in the first few months of the year 1855, (January – March). The Klamath are a Native American tribe originating in Southern Oregon and are of the Plateau culture.

This battle is not to be confused with the Rogue River Wars which occurred beginning in 1851 with fighting from June 17 to July 3, 1851, then again from August 8, through September 1853, and then again during 1856 from March to June.