Stewart Indian School Cultural Center & Museum

 “We remember your sacrifices, you have not been forgotten.” Shan Goshorn, Eastern Band Cherokee

 

Open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed on weekends, state, and federal holidays)

*THE MUSEUM WILL BE CLOSED DECEMBER  19, 2022 – JANUARY 3, 2023*

Dancing for the Earth, Dancing for the People: Powwow Regalia and Art of the Great Basin

On Display through May 26, 2023

Now showing in the Great Basin Native Artists Gallery, an exhibition of contemporary powwow dance regalia, photography, mixed media sculpture, Great Basin beadwork, digital graphic design and more.

 

 Click HERE to learn more.

 

Bucky Harjo, Grass Dancer, 2022, digital photograph


 


 

Land Acknowledgement: We acknowledge the traditional homelands of the Wa She Shu (Washoe), Numu (Northern Paiute, Newe (Western Shoshone), and Nuwu (Southern Paiute) people of Nevada. This includes the 27 bands, tribal nations, and colonies that exist as sovereign nations and continue as stewards to this land. We appreciate the opportunity to live and learn on these Indigenous homelands.

Our hearts are breaking: Just as the world is processing news of the children’s remains found at the Canadian residential schools, alumni and families of the Stewart Indian School in Carson City, Nevada, recognize that similar losses of children’s lives happened at boarding schools in the US. The alumni are working with the staff of the Stewart Indian School Cultural Center & Museum to document the children and we are working on ways to help the alumni to process their emotions from this news. The goal of our museum is to honor the children who attended the school, tell the truth about their experiences, and help the alumni, their families, and their communities to heal.

Helping to heal from Historical Trauma:
• Helping Stewart alumni and families process grief about recent news
To download more information about Historical Trauma – Click Here
Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative Investigative Report
Department of the Interior releases investigative report, outlines next steps in Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative

Supporting Nevada tribal nations and honoring event
• Providing boarding school historical information to schools
• Researching and documenting students who attended Stewart to comply with Secretary of Interior Deb Haaland’s initiative

1 Jacobsen Way
Carson City, NV 89701
775-687-7608