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The Paiute War, also known as the Paiute Indian War, the Pyramid Lake War, Washoe Indian War and the Pah Ute War, was a war between Northern Paiutes (along with some Shoshone and Bannock) and white settlers that took place in 1860 in the vicinity of Pyramid Lake in the Utah Territory (now Nevada) of the United States. The war was preceded by a series of increasingly violent incidents, culminating in two pitched battles in which approximately 80 whites were killed. The number of Paiutes killed in action is unrecorded.[citation needed] Smaller raids and skirmishes continued until a cease-fire was agreed to in August 1860. There was no treaty.