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)


Creating Stories: Artwork of the Stewart Alumni

Opens September 15, 2023

Coming to the Great Basin Native Artists Gallery, this exhibition will feature original works by former Stewart Indian School students, including paintings, drawing, baskets, and more.

 Click HERE to learn more.


Margaret Clark

Thank you!

The Stewart Indian School Cultural Center & Museum thanks the Washoe Tribal Health Center, 1559 Watasheamu Road, Gardnerville, NV, for allowing us to display Stewart and Washoe historical items in their newly completed cases at the clinic. This exhibit will be on display from April 26-September 2023.

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