Stewart Indian School 1890-1980
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member brwhiz
N 39° 07.065 W 119° 45.379
11S E 261702 N 4333461
Nevada State Historical Marker No. 91 is located at the entrance to the historical Stewart Indian School on Snyder Avenue and Jacobson Way.
Waymark Code: WMF8DR
Location: Nevada, United States
Date Posted: 09/09/2012
Published By:Groundspeak Charter Member Uncle Alaska
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This marker commemorates one of the few schools for Nevada Indians. In retrospect many people feel that this was racial segregation designed to remove Native American children from their heritage and indoctrinate them into the white man's culture.
Marker Title (required): Stewart Indian School 1890-1980

Marker Number (If official State Marker from NV SHPO website above, otherwise leave blank): 91

Marker Text (required):
Originally known as the Carson Indian Training School, Stewart Indian School was operated by the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs to provide 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. Stewart was the principal figure in obtaining congressional authorization and funding for the institution. In the early 1920s Superintendent Frederick Snyder initiated a building program at the school. Students worked with stone masons, some of American Indian ancestry, to construct the handsome stone structures that still grace this campus, which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

County (required): Douglas

Marker Type (required): Full Size (with blue painted mesh)

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Is Marker Damaged? (required): No

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