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The Paiute-Shoshone Indians of the Lone Pine Community of the Lone Pine Reservation is a federally recognized tribe of Mono and Timbisha Native American Indians near Lone Pine in Inyo County, California. They are related to the Owens Valley Paiute.


The Lone Pine Paiute-Shoshones traditionally spoke two different languages. The Mono ("Paiutes") spoke the Mono language and the Timbisha ("Shoshones") spoke the Timbisha language, both of which were members of the Numic subgroup of the Uto-Aztecan language family.

Lone Pine Reservation

The Paiute-Shoshone Indians of the Lone Pine Community is a federal recognized tribe and reside on the reservation, the Lone Pine Indian Reservation in Inyo County, in central-eastern California, in the Owens River Valley on the eastern side of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The reservation is 237 acres (0.96 km2) large. Approximately 350 of the 1400 enrolled tribal members live on the reservation. The reservation was established on April 20, 1939 through a land exchange negotiated between the Department of the Interior and the City of Los Angeles. In 1990-1, 168 out of 296 enrolled members lived on reservation. As of the 2010 Census the population was 212.

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