Klamath and Salmon River Indian War or Klamath War or Red Cap War of 1855, was an American Indian War which occurred in Klamath CountyCalifornia from January to March 1855. The war involved the Yurok and KarokNative American tribe. Local miners wanted the Indians, armed with guns and ammunition from traders, destroyed. Troops from the State milita were necessary to stop the war.
This War 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.