Stewart site of continuing activities

Although the Stewart Indian School officially shut down two decades ago, the campus dotted with stone and mortar buildings remains an active place.

Saturday saw the first reunion of Stewart students since it closed in 1980.

After an afternoon when alumni could renew acquaintances from their own classes or make new ones, the reunion featured a dinner and dance centered around the museum on the grounds.

Many former students also return to Stewart regularly for events like the Father's Day pow wows, which help preserve the Native American heritage and tradition of respect for elders.

The campus has also provided facilities in recent years for several state agencies, including law enforcement academies, the Nevada Division of Investigation and the state fire marshal, and classrooms for Western Nevada Community College.

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