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.

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

American Indian Achievement Awards

The Nevada Indian Commission is celebrating National American Indian Heritage Month by hosting the 2016 American Indian Achievement Awards Banquet and Silent Auction on Saturday, November 18, 2017.

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Stewart Father's Day Powwow

2017 Stewart Father's Day Powwow

The 2017 Stewart Father’s Day Powwow will be held on June 16-18 in Carson City, Nevada. As always, we expect a large draw of alumni and visitors, and this event is open to the public.

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Stewart Indian School Videos

The Stewart Indian School has a rich history, and the establishment of the Stewart Indian School Cultural Center ensures an exciting future for generations to come.

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view Stewart Indian School videos.

Stewart Historic Photos

The Stewart Indian School impacted the lives of many generations of American Indian students. Get a glimpse into life at Stewart by visiting our collection of historic images.

CLICK HERE to visit our gallery of historic Stewart Indian School photographs.

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.

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Stories are as unique as the people who share them. Please consider sharing your story to help others learn about history and its lessons. CLICK HERE to download a copy of the Oral History and ID Booklet

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Welcome to Stewart Indian School and home of the Stewart Indian School Father’s Day Powwow!