Stewart Indian School Complex

North Shore (NV) / Incline & Crystal Bay

Location

5500 Snyder Avenue
Carson City, NV
  • Type Museums & Historical Sites
  • Region North Shore (NV) / Incline & Crystal Bay
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Learn About This Historic Vocational School For American Indian Children.

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Features: Stewart Indian School Tahoe shows you what it was like to be a Native American student at the turn of the century. Stewart Indian School Trail offers self-guided walking tour materials and special events that are open to the public.

Why We Go: Stewart Indian School Tahoe has a fascinating history that you'll love studying. If you are at all interested in Native American History, check out the Stewart Indian School Complex.

  • The History: Stewart Indian School Tahoe taught American Indian children vocational skills so that they could assimilate into western society. In the 1960's, the focus shifted from vocational skills to academic studies, primarily.
  • The Tour: You'll learn about various school buildings and what the purposes were for each one. You can take a self-guided tour with audio podcasts on your cell phone.
  • The Events: Stewart Indian School Trail holds a big powwow each year, where former students and employees, as well as the general public, can gather for a lively celebration of the school. You're able to buy crafts from American Indian vendors and help support building the Stewart Indian Cultural Center.

Inside Knowledge: Stewart Indian School Complex taught boys how to farm, build things with wood, and paint what they built, and taught girls how to prepare food, sew, do laundry, and apply basic nursing and health care skills.

Do's and Don'ts:

  • Do Download A Map: Find your way around with Stewart Indian School Complex's detailed map. Download this map from the official website.
  • Do Use Your Cell Phone: At each building, you can listen to the corresponding podcast on your cell phone while looking at the place in person.
  • Don't Skip The Powwow: Purchase arts and crafts at the annual powwow. Hang out with former students and employees of Stewart Indian School Complex, and watch the dancing competition and the Powwow Princess Contest.
  • Don't Forget Your Camera: Capture beautiful shots of the school and its various buildings.

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Stewart Indian School Complex Carson City NV

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Hours:
Mon.- Sun. 10am- 5pm

When to Go:
Summer

Age Restriction:
None

Phone:
775.687.8333

Website:
http://stewartindianschool.com

Quick Facts

  • Stewart Indian School Complex operated as an educational establishment from 1890 through 1980.
  • Stewart Indian School Tahoe is now open to the public for self-guided walking tours.
  • Stuart Complex in Carson City has 83 buildings.

Address:
5500 Snyder Avenue
Carson City, NV 89701
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