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The Student Body: A History of the Stewart Indian School, 1890-1940

Abstract In 1890, the State of Nevada built the Stewart Indian School on a parcel of land three miles south of Carson City, Nevada, and then sold the campus to the federal government. The Stewart Indian School operated as the only non-reservation Indian boarding school in Nevada until 1980 when the federal government closed the campus. Faced with the challenge of assimilating Native peoples into Anglo society after the conclusion of the Indian wars and the confinement of Indian nations on reservations, the federal government created boarding schools. Policymakers believed that in one generation they could completely eliminate Indian culture by removing children from their homes and educating them in boarding schools. The history of the Stewart India... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Thompson, Bonnie (Author) / Iverson, Peter (Advisor) / Gray, Susan (Advisor) / Green, Monica (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject American history / American Indian / Boarding School / Body / Gender / Health / Nevada
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 277 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. History 2013
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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