Fort Independence Indian Community of Paiute Indians

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United States Gotoarrow.png American Indians Gotoarrow.png California Gotoarrow.png Indigenous Peoples of California Gotoarrow.png Fort Independence Indian Community of Paiute Indians

Guide to Paiute Indian and Shoshone Indian ancestry, family history and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and other agency records.

The Fort Independence Reservation is a federally-recognized reservation located in Inyo County, California.

Established -- July 4, 1862 abandoned. re established 1915 and 1916
Agency (BIA) -- Central California Agency
Principal tribes -- Paiute
Population -- 1969: Tribal enrollment 62 [1]

Tribal Headquarters[edit | edit source]

Fort Independence Indian Community of Paiute Indians
P.O. Box 67
Independence, CA 93526
Phone: 1.760.878.2126
Fax: 1.760.878.2311


History[edit | edit source]

Brief Timeline[edit | edit source]

Records[edit | edit source]

The majority of records of individuals were those created by the agencies. Some records may be available to tribal members through the tribal headquarters.They were (and are) the local office of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and were charged with maintaining records of the activities of those under their responsibility. Among these records are:

Land Records[edit | edit source]

Total acres 356, Tribally-owned 234 acres, Allotted land 122 acres

Reservations[edit | edit source]

This Band of the Paiute Indians is primarily associated with the Fort Independence Reservation in California.

Websites[edit | edit source]

For Further Reading[edit | edit source]

For background information to help find American Indian ancestors see For Further Reading.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Indian Reservations A State and Federal Handbook. Compiled by The Confederation of American Indians, New York, N.Y. McFarland and Co. Inc., Jefferson, North Carolina, c. 1986. FHL book 970.1 In2