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Showing of documentary Stewart Indian School: Home of the Braves

Join us for a screening of the documentary Stewart Indian School: Home of the Braves about the school south of Carson City.

Documentary screening at 2 pm followed by panel discussion with alumni and others at 3 pm.Panelists are: Emily Abbie, Larry Hale, Reynelda James, Vicki Moore, Buck Sampson.


Wednesday, July 10, 2019
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Paiute Room, Washoe Room
Spanish Springs Library
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A few miles south of Carson City, Nevada lies a collection of stone buildings that look like they belong to another time. They represent a complex past that changed the course of generations of American Indians as one of the hundreds of Indian boarding schools built across the United States. They also represent a period in American history when the government thought they could change the thoughts, beliefs, and culture of American Indians across the country. The beautiful stone buildings stand as a testament to the countless stories of hardship, resilience, strength, and the triumphs of native peoples across the Great Basin. They represent the Stewart Indian School, and this is its story.

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