From 1890 until it closed in 1980, the Stewart Indian School in Carson City was the only off-reservation boarding school in Nevada for Native American children. Taken from Nevada and throughout the West, the children were forced to attend the institution through secondary school age. Students came from many tribes including the Nevada-based Washoe and Paiute tribes. The VR tour also includes a link to the Stewart cemetery, where the grave of noted Washoe basket weaver Dat-So-La-Lee is located. See the Dat-So-La-Lee basket at the bottom of this page. Each interior panorama in this feature includes an audio remembrance from a Stewart alumnus or worker. Audio is used courtesy of the State of Nevada Indian Commission, whose website offers a more complete audio tour.
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Historic Stewart Indian School photographs courtesy of the Nevada State Museum.