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Camera Maker Canon Camera Model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III
Aperture f/7.1 Color Space Uncalibrated
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Exposure Time 1/160 sec Flash No Flash
Focal Length 60 mm ISO 100
Metering Mode Pattern Date/Time 2009:02:01 15:54:56
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Exposure Mode 1 Keywords travel United States of America United States America USA US Nevada NV Washoe County history historical historic historical marker famous landmark road side highway popular Place of Interest Places of Interest Tourist Attraction Tourist Attractions Tourist Destination Tourist Destinations Travel Destination Travel Destinations tour tourism tourist attraction destination Northern Paiute Nixon Truckee River Numaga Young Winnemucca Indians U.S. Army battle
Caption THE TWO BATTLES OF PYRAMID LAKE On May 12, 1860, Northern Paiute warriors, fighting to retain their way of life, decisively defeated a volunteer army from Virginia City and nearby settlements. The battle and consequent white retreat began with a skillful ambush north of Nixon and continued along the plateau on the opposite side of the Truckee River almost to the present site of Wadsworth. On June 2, 1860, a strong force of volunteers and regular U.S. Army troops engaged the Indians in battle along the tableland and mountainside. Several hundred braves, attempting a delaying action to allow their women, children and elders to escape, fought with such courage and strategy that the superior Caucasian forces were held back during the day until the Indians withdrew. Paiute war leader Numaga (Young Winnemucca), described as a "superior man of any race," desired only peace for his people. State Historical Marker No. 148 Nevada State Park System Daughters of the American Colonists