Date of Award
Campus Access Thesis
Master of Arts (MA)
Stewart Indian School, located in Carson City, Nevada, was established in 1890 by the Bureau of Indian Affairs with the goal of stripping surrounding Washoe, Paiute, and Western Shoshone children of their tribal identity through the imposition of Euroamerican academic education and vocational training. Contrary to the administrative goals of cultural erasure associated with the school’s early years, the Stewart campus exists today as a site of Indigenous heritage. This project aims to untangle Stewart’s complex and paradoxical history through spatial and phenomenological analyses of architecture, landscape, documents, photographs and archaeological materials. Examinations of qualitative and quantitative data suggest that colonial control and Native resistance simultaneously manifested in the temporal, material, and lived dimensions of student experience.
Hughston, Jessica R., "Negotiating Space and Maintaining Place: Time, Materiality, and Lived Experience at Stewart Indian School" (2017). Graduate Masters Theses. 469.