The Fort Independence Indian Community of Paiute Indians of the Fort Independence Reservation is a federally recognized tribe of Paiute and Shoshone people in Inyo County, California. The Fort Independence Indian Community of Paiute Indians is headquartered in Independence, California. The tribe is governed by a democratically elected tribal council. The current tribal administration is as follows. 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. The Fort Independence Reservation is a federally recognized Indian reservation with an total area of 356 acres in Inyo...'