Stewart Indian School Cultural Center & Museum

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


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


Telling Our Stories

We are excited to announce the Stewart Indian School Cultural Center & Museum is partnering with the Pyramid Lake Museum and Visitors Center, the University of Nevada, Reno College of Liberal Arts, University Extension 4H, and the Shared History program on a grant project that was approved by the Nevada Humanities Council. This project is called Telling Our Stories and will train Indigenous high school and middle school students July 11-15 in history telling, research, and leadership skills. These Indigenous students will visit the Stewart museum on July 12th and conduct oral history interviews with Stewart alumni. If you are interested in participating, please contact project director Dr. Christopher von Nagy,

Download flyer HERE




Inheritance: Basketry and Art of the Great Basin

Exhibition extended until September 30, 2022

Curator Melissa Melero-Moose (Fallon Paiute/Modoc) is presenting the exhibition, “Inheritance: Basketry and Art of the Great Basin”. This exhibition will be on display through June 3 and displays pieces by invited artists from the Great Basin Native Artists Collective founded by Melero-Moose; the Great Basin Native Basket Weavers Association, and the permanent collection of the Stewart Indian School Cultural Center & Museum. Among the featured artists in this new exhibition are Ben Aleck, Leah Brady, Loretta Burden, Rebecca Eagle, Sandra Eagle, Karma Henry, Micqaela Jones, Everett Pikyavit, Roger Salas, and Tanaya Winder.

CLICK HERE to download a press release for “Inheritance: Basketry and Art of the Great Basin”

Artwork by Ben Aleck (Pyramid Lake Paiute)

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
• Hosting Remembrance Run August 14, Kutoven Stevens honoring great-grandfather Frank Quinn, former Stewart student
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
•  August 14th  – 2nd Annual Remembrance Run – Click Here for information from the Stevens family

1 Jacobsen Way
Carson City, NV 89701