Additional Resources

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Collection on Richard H. Pratt at the U.S. Army Military History Institute

The Collection on Richard H. Pratt consists of materials collected by the U.S. Army Military History Institute documenting the life of Brigadier General Richard H. Pratt and his connection to the Carlisle Indian Industrial School. The collection spans the years 1862-1972, with the bulk of the material concentrated in the period between 1862 and circa 1931. The collection contains correspondence, personal papers, and printed materials. The...

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Cornelius Agnew papers at Dickinson College

This collection contains a series of letters received by Dr. Cornelius Rea Agnew, a noted surgeon from New York City who was a strong supporter of, and significant donor to, the Carlisle Indian Industrial School. The majority of the letters were written by Richard Henry Pratt, and discuss a number of topics including donations to the school, renovations and purchases for the campus, Pratt’s attempts to gain further support and funding from...

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Dr. Ferdinand Shoemaker Papers at Buffalo Bill Center of the West McCracken Research Library

The Dr. Ferdinand Shoemaker Papers (MS 068) at the McCracken Research Library of the Buffalo Bill Center of the West contain Shoemaker's professional papers and photographs. Shoemaker served as physician at the Carlisle Indian School from 1904 to 1910, at which point he became the Assistant Medical Supervisor of the Indian Service. This collection contains a number of Carlisle-related documents, including correspondence, publications,...

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Finding the Lost Ones

This website features interactive storyboard content chronicling the lives of Jack and Kesetta (Lipan Apache), also known as the "Lost Ones." Audio and video content is combined with dynamic images and mapping to highlight various elements of Jack and Kesetta's lives, as well as the story of Kesetta's son Richard.

Research on the "Lost Ones" was performed by Professor Jacqueline Fear-Segal of the School of Art, Media and American...

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Frances Benjamin Johnston Photograph Collection at the Library of Congress

Finding aid for photographs of the United States Indian School, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, in the Frances Benjamin Johnston Collection at the Library of Congress.

"Includes individual and group portraits of faculty. Classroom scenes, including art and science classes. Vocational training of women in home economics; training of men in farming, blacksmithing, shoemaking, and carpentry. Student activities, including sports, band, and indoor...

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Indian Country Today Media Network

Owned by the Oneida Indian Nation of New York, Indian Country Today Media Network offers coverage of Native American news and is a resource for recent news about the Carlisle Indian School. 

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"Indian School Outings along the Railroad, Carlisle to Gettysburg" a talk by Barbara Landis, CCHS Archives and Library CIIS Specialist, for the Wednesdays in Winter program. A presentation of the Cumberland County Historical Society.

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John Nicholas Choate Glass Plate Negative Collection at Dickinson College

This collection contains 39 glass plate negatives, dating from the 1880s, from the studio of John Nicholas Choate. Choate was a photographer based in the town of Carlisle who took thousands of images of Carlisle Indian School students, buildings, and related subjects. The images in this collection are portraits, mostly of single subjects or groups of two people. Some of the images are identified with captions. The negatives in this collection...

Koba Sketchbook at Plains Indian Ledger Art Project

This sketchbook was made by Koba (Kiowa), a member of the group of 72 prisoners that Richard Henry Pratt educated at Fort Marion in Saint Augustine, Florida in the late 1870s. Koba later became a student at the Carlisle Indian School. This sketchbook includes multiple sketches related to education and captivity at Fort Marion.

This sketchbook is held by the Plains Ledger Art Digital Publishing Project, Department of Ethnic Studies,...

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Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Online Catalog

The Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Online Catalog contains digitized prints and photographs of the Carlisle Indian School and its students. Images from the Johnston (Frances Benjamin) Collection show students in class and carrying out their daily activities. Other images include photographs of students and illustrations from publications. To search the online catalog select the link above and type...

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Reservations within the limits of the United States, 1892

This map shows the location of Indian Boarding School throughout the United States.

Click on the link above. As you move your mouse cursor over a number on the map, the name of the appropriate Indian Boarding School will appear.

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National Archives American Indian Records Index

The National Archives American Indian Records Index provides a comprehensive list of all records housed in the National Archives for researchers interested in learning more about the Carlisle Indian School or an individual, family, or nation. 

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Records of the Carlisle Indian School at the National Archives and Records Administration

The Carlisle Indian Industrial School at Carlisle, Pennsylvania was established in 1879 and was closed in 1918. It was the first Government operated nonreservation boarding school for Indians. An outstanding feature of the school was the "outing" system, which permitted students to live and work outside the school and to attend public school while still enrolled at Carlisle. Although there are now in the National Archives more records of the...

Richard Henry Pratt Papers at the Yale University Beinecke Library

The Richard Henry Pratt Papers at the Yale University Beinecke Library (WA MSS S-1174) includes letter-press books, writings, diaries, notes, photographs, and drawings. The papers largely relate to Pratt's work with and theories on the education of American Indians and his involvement with the Carlisle Indian School. Included is material relating to the controversies surrounding his work and much relating to Indians and Indian life in general...

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Speck-Choate Photograph Collection at the American Philosophical Society

The 27 photographs in the Speck-Choate Photograph Collection were taken by J. N. Choate, a local commercial photographer in Carlisle, Pa., and collected by the anthropologist Frank G. Speck. Choate advertised "Photographs of all the Indian Chiefs that have visited the Indian Training School at Carlisle Barracks, also of children in native and school costumes" and were intended to document the benefits of civilization that the school brought...

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Western Americana Collection at Princeton University Library Department of Rare Books and Special Collections

The Western Americana Collection at Princeton University Library Department of Rare Books and Special Collections "consists of photographs of Indians of the Americas and views of the American West." Included in this collection are 103 photographs taken by John Nicholas Choate of the Carlisle Indian School between 1879 and 1902. These photographs include images of students, visitors, and buildings at the school.

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Xwi7xwa Library at the University of British Columbia

Xwi7xwa Library, located at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, is the only Aboriginal academic branch library in Canada, and is dedicated to the study of Indigenous peoples and experiences in Canada. Researchers and educators may find their collections, especially their Research Guides Portal and freely...

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Zotom Sketchbook at Plains Indian Ledger Art Project

This sketchbook was made by Zotom (Kiowa), a member of the group of 72 prisoners that Richard Henry Pratt educated at Fort Marion in Saint Augustine, Florida in the late 1870s. Zotom later became a student at the Carlisle Indian School. This sketchbook includes multiple sketches related to education and captivity at Fort Marion.

This sketchbook is held by the Taylor Museum at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, and was digitized by...

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