Images

The Images section features photographs, postcards, and different types of artwork, as well as reproductions of images that appeared in newspapers, magazines, and other publications. These images all reflect the Carlisle Indian School students, facilities, and staff. Images available here are drawn from files housed at the U. S. National Archives, from collections of Carlisle Indian School materials housed at various archival repositories, and from a variety of published sources. Visitors to this website are also invited to share copies of photographs from their own personal and family collections; please contact us if you have images you would like to contribute.

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Six male Osage students [version 2], c.1881

Studio portrait of six male students, all wearing school uniforms. The caption identifies them as being from the Osage tribe.

Cumberland County Historical Society Staff have identified Fred Lookout as the student in the front row, far right, based on comparison with other photos. 

 The Cumberland County Historical Society has three copies of this image: PA-CH1-038a, CS-CH-069, and CS-CH-080. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

White Buffalo in headdress

Studio portrait of student White Buffalo in native dress wearing a feathered headdress.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Band stand on school grounds, c.1881

View of the band stand on the school grounds. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Jennie Waupoose, Elizabeth Dixon, and Alice Neopet with Sarah Mather [version 2], c.1881

Studio portrait of Jennie Waupoose (seated at left), Elizabeth Dixon (standing at rear), and Alice Neopet (seated at right), with teacher Sarah Mather (seated in center). Each girl is holding a doll.

Note: The Cumberland County Historical Society has three copies of this image: CS-CH-063.1-.2 and PA-CH1-041b.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Students working in the tin shop with instructor, c.1881

Male students posed making buckets and watering cans and other objects in the tin shop, with a white male instructor observing. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Dan Tucker, c.1881

Studio portrait of Dan Tucker.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Mary Ealy, Nellie Carey, Mary Perry, and Jennie Hammaker with teacher Mary Hyde [version 2], c.1881

Studio portrait of Mary Ealy, Nellie Carey, Mary Perry, and Jennie Hammaker, posed with teacher Mary Hyde. The students are all wearing school uniforms. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Male students posed on school grounds, c.1881

Row of male students in uniform posed on the school grounds with the girls' quarters and band stand in the background. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Ellwood Dorian, c.1881

Studio portrait of Ellwood Dorian. 

Note: The handwritten caption says "Ellwood" but the second name is illegible. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Seven Native Americans, c.1881

Studio portrait of seven unidentified Native Americans, probably visiting chiefs, including one lying flat on his back in front. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Frank Engler, c.1881

Studio portrait of Frank Engler. 

Note: The Historical Society has two copies of this image, 13-29-04 and PA-CH1-063d.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Standing Bear and Luther Standing Bear [version 2], c.1881

Studio portrait of Standing Bear, a Sioux chief, with his son, Luther Standing Bear. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Swedish National Museums of World Culture

Students and Marianna Burgess in the print shop, c.1881

Three male students posed standing in the print shop with Marianna Burgess seated writing at a desk. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Indian Chiefs who visited the Carlisle Indian School [version 2] c.1881

The printed note on the reverse side reads: NOTED INDIAN CHIEFS Who have visited the Indian Training School, Carlisle, Pa.

1. Spotted Tail, Sioux Chief, Rosebud Agency, Dakota.
2. Iron Wing, Sioux Chief, Rosebud Agency, Dakota.
3. American Horse, Sioux Chief, Pine Ridge Agency, Dakota.
4. Red Shirt, Sioux Chief, Pine Ridge Agency, Dakota.
5. White Eagle, Ponca Chief, Indian Territory.
6. Standing Buffalo, Ponca Chief, Indian Territory.
7. Poor Wolf, Mandan Chief, Fort Berthold, Dakota.
8. Son of the Star. Arickaree Chief, Fort Berthold, Dakota.
9. White Man, Apache Chief, Indian Territory.
10. Stumbling Bear, Kiowa Chief, Indian Territory.
11. Tso-de-ar-ko, Wichita Chief, Indian Territory.
12. Big Horse, Cheyenne Chief, Indian Territory.
13. Bob Tail, Cheyenne Chief, Indian Territory.
14. Man-on-the-Cloud, Cheyenne, Indian Territory.
15. Mad Wolf, Cheyenne, Indian Territory.
16. Little Raven, Arapahoe Chief, Indian Territory.
17. Yellow Bear, Arapahoe Chief, Indian Territory.
18. Left Hand, Arapahoe Chief, Indian Territory.
19. Ouray, Ute Chief, Colorado.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Students on school grounds, c.1881

View of students on school grounds with superintendent's quarters on the left and the girls' quarters on the right. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Ada Bent, c.1881

Studio portrait of Ada Bent wearing school uniform. A handwritten caption along the side of the image probably reads: Ada Bent.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Standing Bear with eight male students and one young white boy, c.1881

Studio portrait of a visiting chief Standing Bear with eight male students and a young white boy. His son, Luther Standing Bear, is standing behind him on the right wearing a dark coat. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Five Native Americans, c.1881

Studio portrait of five Native Americans, probably visiting chiefs. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Hospital Building, c.1881

View of the hospital building with staff and students posed on the porches. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Ellis Childers, c.1881

Studio portrait of Ellis Childers wearing school uniform.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Ten male Creek students posed at the bandstand [version 2], 1881

Ten male Creek students posed at the bandstand on the school grounds. All are wearing school uniforms. In the front row (from left to right) are: Almarine McKellop, Robert Stewart, Alexander McNac, Ellis Childers, Samuel Checote, and Corenlius Carr. In the back row (front left to right) are: Benjamin Marshall, James Bell, Samuel Scott, and Silas Childers.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Silas Childers, c.1881

Studio portrait of Silas Childers wearing school uniform.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Dining room decorated for Christmas, c.1881

View of the dining room decorated for Christmas with female student workers posed near the tables. 

The caption identifies it as "Christmas Dinner, Indian School, Carlisle, Pa." 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

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