Stewart Indian Museum

Local nameStewart Indian Museum
LocationCarson City, Nevada, USA

The Stewart Indian School was an Indian school southeast of Carson City, NV that is noted for the masonry work of colored native stone used by student apprentices to build the vernacular-style buildings. The school, part of the Native American boarding schools project, was the only off-reservation boarding school in Nevada. Funding for the school was obtained by Nevada's first senator, William M. Stewart, and it was named in his honor when it opened on December 17, 1890. It has also been known as Stewart Institute, Carson Industrial School, and Carson Indian School.

Native American children from Nevada and later throughout the West were forced to attend the Stewart Institute up to secondary school age. The initial intent of the school was to eliminate Indian language and culture from the children, to provide them with trade skills, and to make them fully American.

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More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stewart_Indian_School

Official website http://www.stewartindianschool.com/

Phone +1 775 687 8333

Address 5500 Snyder Avenue, Carson City, NV 89701, USA

Coordinates 39°7'3.571" N -119°45'22.055" E

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