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 Trail is a self-guided walking tour of the campus with twenty points of interest and audio stories. Using personal cell phones, visitors can access recorded messages from alumni and employees about their personal experiences at the school. The goal of the “Talking” Trail is to preserve the history and memorabilia of the school, which provided education and vocational skills to American Indian youth from Nevada, California, Arizona and New Mexico, representing more than 200 tribes.

The school annually hosts the Stewart Father’s Day Powwow, which presents traditional competition dancing, Stewart School alumni recognition, arts and crafts, special events and exhibits.

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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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.

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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

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