Welcome to the Stewart Indian School web site. The Stewart Indian School served as the only off-reservation Indian boarding school in Nevada from 1890 through 1980, and its stone buildings are an icon of education and life for many American Indians in the West. In 1985 the school was listed in the National Register of Historic Places as a Historic District and is currently managed by the State of Nevada.

We are excited to announce that the former Stewart Administration Building will soon be renovated into our new Stewart Indian School Cultural Center and Museum, thanks to funding by Governor Brian Sandoval and the Nevada State Legislature. The Nevada Indian Commission was allocated $4.5 million in the 2017 Legislative Session to renovate the Administration Building and the old Post Office building into a Cultural Center and Museum and Welcome Center. An additional $1.2 million was allocated for a new roof on the old Stewart Gym.

The Stewart Indian School Preservation Alliance (SISPA) is proud to announce that tickets are now available to:

The Premiere Event of “Stewart Indian School: Home of the Braves”
December 17, 2018, 5:00-8:00 pm

Nevada Museum of Art | Donald W. Reynolds Center for the Visual Arts | Wiegand Gallery
160 West Liberty Street, Reno, Nevada 89501
Tickets: $10.00

In partnership with the Nevada Indian Commission, SISPA has recently finalized “Stewart Indian School: Home of the Braves”, the 60-minute documentary detailing the story of Stewart, produced and directed by JoAnne Peden and co-directed by Sam Santoro. As such, we cordially invite you join us for the premier screening of the documentary, which will be followed by a panel discussion featuring scholars and special guests.

Own a Personal Copy of “Stewart Indian School: Home of the Braves” The documentary is $20.00 per copy but is free with SISPA membership level Silver and above. Documentary DVDs will be available for sale at the December 17, 2018, premiere event.


EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Become a SISPA Platinum Member before the premiere event and receive:

• Two (2) 40 oz. Stewart Water Bottles;
• One (1) Documentary DVD; and
• Four (4) VIP tickets to the premiere event!

Frances Humphrey
Lecture Series:
Future of the
Stewart Indian School
by Sherry L. Rupert

Sherry L. Rupert recently spoke about the about the history and future of the Stewart Indian School.

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Stewart Related Videos

American Indian Achievement Awards

The Nevada Indian Commission is celebrating National American Indian Heritage Month by hosting the 2018 American Indian Achievement Awards Banquet and Silent Auction on Saturday, November 17, 2018.

CLICK HERE for more information.

Stewart Father's Day Powwow

2018 Stewart Father's Day Powwow

The 2018 Stewart Father’s Day Powwow will be held on June 15-17 in Carson City, Nevada. As always, we expect a large draw of alumni and visitors, and this event is open to the public.

CLICK HERE for more information about the 2018 Stewart Father’s Day Powwow.

Stewart Indian School Cultural Center & Museum

The new Cultural Center & Museum will feature an exhibition about the unique history of the Stewart Indian School, and a research room where researchers and alumni can find archival information about the school’s 90 year history.


Help Support Stewart Indian School!

The Stewart Indian School changed the course of generations of American Indians and has connected the people of this state and this nation forever, leaving a cultural legacy for the future.  Please consider making a donation today to preserve the Stewart Indian School and ensure the legacy lives on.

CLICK HERE to make a year-end gift