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Welcome to the Stewart Indian School web site. The Stewart Indian School served as an off-reservation boarding school from 1890 through 1980, and its stone buildings are an icon of education and life for many American Indians in the West. After the school closed, the buildings were emptied and many became home to state offices. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is comprised of 83 buildings.
The Stewart Indian School Trail is a self-guided walking tour of the campus with 20 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 Fathers Day Powwow, which presents traditional competition dancing, Stewart School alumni recognition, arts and crafts, special events and exhibits.
Stewart Father's Day Powwow
June 19-21, 2015 It's once again time for the Stewart Father’s Day Powwow! The powwow is held at the Stewart Complex in Carson City, Nevada. This special event is geared toward generating support and funding for the establishment of the Stewart Indian School Cultural Center at the former Stewart Indian School. Last year’s event was an enormous success and we expect an even larger draw of alumni and visitors for the 2015 Powwow!
Dat-So-La-Lee Cemetery The Stewart Indian School established a cemetery for their students in the 1890s, shortly after the US Federal Government opened the school. The cemetery is now known as the "Old Stewart Indian Cemetery" or the "Dat-So-La-Lee Cemetery," after the master Washoe basket weaver who is buried there.