Stewart Indian School Trail MapExperience life at Stewart during our GUIDE BY CELL audio tour
Stewart Indian School Map with Podcasts:
How it works
Each numbered stop along the trail is listed below. Simply click on the podcast arrow to listen to the story told by an alumni or employee from the Stewart Indian School. To download a podcast to your computer or smart device, click on the download button.
To download a brochure, CLICK HERE.
Visiting Stewart Indian School and the
Guide by Cell Audio Tour: How it works
1. When you visit Stewart Indian School and walk the trail, call 775.546.1460 on your cell phone.
2. When you see the tour signs, enter the audio stop number followed by the # key. Signs with audio stop numbers are located near each building indicated on the map. You may remain connected throughout your visit or hang up and call back as desired. You can listen to the stories in any order. We welcome your feedback to improve our tour, so please press 0# to leave a comment.
Note: You can also download podcasts to your computer or smart device from this web page prior to visiting.
1# Welcome Message
Executive Director of the State of Nevada Indian Commission, Sherry L. Rupert, gives a welcome and brief history of the boarding school era and the Stewart Indian School.
2# Administration Building
The former Administration building, built in 1923, had many uses in its long history. Hear details for the Stewart Indian School Cultural Center to be established in the building and how you can help. Click here for more information about the Administration Building.
3# Small Girls Dorm
Hear how Aletha Tom, alumna of Stewart, came to the school on a bus from the Moapa Indian Reservation in Southern Nevada when she was 12 years old. The first time away from her mother and the reservation, she tells of her life in the Small Girls Dorm and the strict rules she had to follow. Click here for more information about the Small Girls Dorm.
4# Small Boys Dorm
Everette Willliams shares his memories of working at Stewart in the Boys Department as the Boys Dorm Attendant and the Dorm Supervisor. Hear him describe in detail the strict daily routine of the boys and the duties they were assigned if they didn’t comply. Click here for more information about the Small Boys Dorm.
7# New Gym & Classroom Bldg.
Buck Sampson, Stewart Alumnus, describes how the new gym was the center for boxing in the Western United States. Buck states, “. . . Just like New York had Madison Square Garden, we have Moccasin Square Garden! Buck also describes his controversial American Indian History class that was taught in the two-story classroom building. Click here for more information about the New Gym and Classroom Building.
11# Old Gym & Athletic Fields
Judge Robey Willis shares fond memories of being the boxing coach and the assistant football coach for Stewart. He vividly describes some of his favorite moments in both the old gym and on the football field. Click here for more information about The Old Gym and Athletic Fields.
13# Bakery/Post Office
The Stewart facility was in many ways a community to itself, it even had its own Post Office. Former Postal Clerk, Daryl Haines shares interesting facts about the Post Office and the campus and surrounding community it served. Click here for more information about the Bakery/Post Office.
16# Wa Pai Shone
Terri McBride, local anthropologist, shares how the first Wa Pai Shone Trading Post was established at the Stewart Indian School. She explains how the Great Basin Native Americans sold their art and how progressive the cooperative was in its early days. Click here for more information about Wa Pai Shone.