Better Together: Collaborative Archaeology at the Stewart Indian School
AuthorLong, Ashley Marie
AdvisorCowie, Sarah E
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This thesis presents the initial results of the 2013 Collaborative Historical Archaeology Field School at the Stewart Indian School site, 26-OR-568, in Carson City, Nevada. The excavations were conducted largely in order to locate the original, wooden school building that was built in 1890, and to also locate the foundation of a pool that was filled in. The project was conducted in collaboration with the Nevada Indian Commission, the State Historic Preservation Office, and the Washoe-Tribal Historic Preservation Office. The focus of this thesis is on the collaborative methods utilized before, during, and after the field school, with the intention of demonstrating how collaboration in archaeology can renew relationships with Indigenous communities, provide multivocal interpretations of archaeological sites, and produce long-lasting benefits for descendant communities.