Fort Independence Indian Community of Paiute Indians

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Fort Independence Indian Community of Paiute Indians
Total population
86 reservation population (2011)[1]
Regions with significant populations
 United States ( California)
Languages
English, traditionally Owens Valley Paiute language
Related ethnic groups
other Owens Valley Paiute
and Shoshone peoples[2]

The Fort Independence Indian Community of Paiute Indians of the Fort Independence Reservation is a federally recognized tribe of Paiute and Shoshone people in the Owens Valley, in Inyo County, eastern California.[3]

Government[edit]

The Fort Independence Indian Community of Paiute Indians is headquartered in the town of Independence. The tribe is governed by a democratically elected tribal council. The current tribal administration is as follows.

  • Chairman: Wendy Stine
  • Vice Chairman: Norman Wilder Jr.
  • Secretary Treasurer: Lindsey Stine
  • Administrative Assistance: Stephanie Arman
  • Office Assistant: Mike Swift[4]

Enrollment into the tribe is based on the original allotees at the time, 1999, when the tribe's Article of Association where adopted and all living descendents of the original allottees who have a minimum of 1/16 Indian blood quantum, who are not enrolled in other tribes.[5]

Reservation[edit]

The Fort Independence Reservation (36°50′28″N 118°13′44″W / 36.84111°N 118.22889°W / 36.84111; -118.22889) in Independence, is a federally recognized Indian reservation with an total area of 356 acres in Inyo County.[2] It was established in 1915. In 1990, the reservation was 234 acres larges with a population of 38 Indians.[6]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Population." SDSU: California Indians and Their Reservations. 2011. Retrieved 2 July 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Fort Independence Reservation." SDSU: California Indians and Their Reservations. 2011. Retrieved 2 July 2012.
  3. ^ Pritzker 155
  4. ^ "Tribal Government." Fort Independence Indian Resrvation. Retrieved 2 July 2012.
  5. ^ "Enrollement requirements of the Fort Independence Indian Community of Paiute Indians." Native American Indian Tribes of the US. Retrieved 2 July 2012.
  6. ^ Pritzker 241

References[edit]

  • Pritzker, Barry M. A Native American Encyclopedia: History, Culture, and Peoples. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000. ISBN 978-0-19-513877-1

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