Stewart Indian School was operated by the federal government from 1890-1980 as a boarding school for Great Basin Native students, located south of Carson City, Nevada. Stewart Indian School Cultural Center & Museum was created and funded by the State of Nevada to tell the stories of the students’ experiences. Guided by the Stewart Cultural Advisory committee of living alumni and relatives, the museum is dedicated to the first Stewart students from Great Basin tribes in 1890, and all students and their families impacted by the Stewart experience. This museum and cultural center is a gathering place for former students and their relatives. It is also a place of healing from the trauma of the federal assimilation policy. The museum includes a contemporary art space called Great Basin Native Artists Gallery; a storytelling room; a research room; and a permanent exhibit about Stewart’s 90-year history, told by the stories of students who attended the school. The Stewart Indian School Trail is a self-guided walking tour of the campus, with 20 stops and audio stories from former students.
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