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Carson City, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Stewart Indian School

1890 – 1980

 
 
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By Syd Whittle, July 6, 2009
1. Stewart Indian School Marker
Inscription. Originally known as the Carson Indian Training School. Stewart Indian School, operated by the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs, provided vocational training and academic education for American Indian students from throughout the west for nearly a century.

W.D.C. Gibson, the first superintendent, renamed the boarding school in honor of U.S. Senator William Morris Stewart of Nevada, the principal figure in obtaining Congressional authorization and funding for the institution.

In the early 1920ís Superintendent Frederick Snyder initiated a building program. Students worked with stone masons, some of American Indian ancestry, to construct the handsome stone structures that still grace the grounds.
State Historical Marker No.91
Division of Historical Preservation and Archeology
Carson City Historical Commission
Victor B. Goodwin

 
Erected by Nevada Division of Historical Preservation and Archeology and the Carson City Historical Commission. (Marker Number 91.)
 
Location. 39° 7.064′ N, 119° 45.378′ W. Marker is in Carson City, Nevada. Marker is on Snyder Avenue near Clear Creek Drive, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker
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By Syd Whittle, July 6, 2009
2. Stewart Indian School Marker
is at or near this postal address: 5500 Snyder Avenue, Carson City NV 89701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dat-So-La-Lee (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Eagle Valley (approx. 0.8 miles away); Historic Flume and Lumberyard (approx. 2.4 miles away); Gardnerís Ranch (approx. 2.4 miles away); Nevada State Childrenís Home (approx. 3 miles away); Kit Carson 1843 – 44 (approx. 3.1 miles away); St. Charles Hotel (approx. 3.2 miles away); Carson City (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carson City.
 
Regarding Stewart Indian School. The Stewart Indian School is on Snyder Ave., one mile east of US Hwy. 395. The campus itself is owned by the State of Nevada and is open to the public.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Stewart Indian School. “The National Park Service -The Stewart Indian School complex consists of 83 buildings on a 109-acre landscaped campus. The school was organized as the Stewart Institute in 1890 and operated until 1980.” (Submitted on July 13, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 

2. The Reservation Boarding School System in the United States, 1870 -1928
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By Bill Kirchner, October 7, 2013
3. Stewart Indian School Marker
. (Submitted on July 13, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
3. New Amended Text for Marker. The Nevada State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) recently updated the text of the roughly 260 state historical markers in Nevada. The Nevada SHPO placed the amended text of the markers on its website for each individual marker and will change the actual markers in the field as funding allows. Minor changes have been made to the marker for grammar, readability, and content. The marker indicates the school is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The link will take you to the Nevada SHPO page for the marker with the amended text. (Submitted on October 24, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.) 
 
Categories. EducationNative AmericansNotable Buildings
 
Stewart Indian School image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, July 6, 2009
4. Stewart Indian School
A Site map of the school grounds can be seen in the center of the photo.
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By Syd Whittle, July 6, 2009
5. Stewart Indian School
Children and Grounds at the Stewart Indian School image. Click for full size.
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6. Children and Grounds at the Stewart Indian School
Children and Grounds at the Stewart Indian School image. Click for full size.
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7. Children and Grounds at the Stewart Indian School
Children and Grounds at the Stewart Indian School image. Click for full size.
National Archives and Records Admin.
8. Children and Grounds at the Stewart Indian School
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 13, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,347 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 13, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   3. submitted on October 25, 2013, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on July 13, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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