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 1], 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.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Seven male Pawnee students, 1881

Studio portrait of seven unidentified male students. 

Previous cataloging identifies them as from the Pawnee nation and provides a date of January 1881 for the image. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Northern Arapaho and Shoshone students upon arrival [version 2], 1881

Portrait of nine male students and six female students posed on the steps of the bandstand on the school grounds. They are wearing the clothing they arrived in. The caption says they are Northern Arapahoes who arrived in March 1881.

Other versions of this image identify them as two Shoshone and thirteen Northern Arapaho students who arrived on March 11, 1881. Two Shoshone students arrived on that date: Willie Norkok and Jimmie McAdams. Thirteen Arapaho students arrived on that date: Mollie Naalta, Dickens, Peter Student, Libbie Porter, Grant, Raleigh, Hayes (Little Plume), Cyrus White Horse, Horace, Summer B. Coal, Lincoln, Garfield W. Moccasin, and William Shakespeare.

The Cumberland County Historical Society has four copies of this image: PA-CH1-071b, BS-CH-022, 10B-04-04, and 14A-18-05. In the description of one of these images it is stated that these are two Shoshone students and thirteen Arapaho students.

The printed description on the reverse side reads: 87.  2 Shoshonee and 13 Northern Arapahoe children as they arrived.

Note: The caption reads: A REPRESENTATIVE FIRST PARTY.

This image, of 13 Northern Arapaho and 2 Shoshone children arriving at Carlisle on March 11, 1881, appears in The Indian Industrial School, Carlisle, Pa.: 23rd Year (Carlisle, PA: The School, 1902).

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Northern Arapaho and Shoshone students upon arrival [version 1], 1881

Portrait of nine male students and six female students posed on the steps of the bandstand on the school grounds. They are wearing the clothing they arrived in. The caption says they are Northern Arapahoes who arrived in March 1881. 

Other versions of this image identify them as two Shoshone and thirteen Northern Arapaho students who arrived on March 11, 1881. Two Shoshone students arrived on that date: Willie Norkok and Jimmie McAdams. Thirteen Arapaho students arrived on that date: Mollie Naalta, Dickens, Peter Student, Libbie Porter, Grant, Raleigh, Hayes (Little Plume), Cyrus White Horse, Horace, Summer B. Coal, Lincoln, Garfield W. Moccasin, and William Shakespeare. 

The Cumberland County Historical Society has four copies of this image: PA-CH1-071b, BS-CH-022, 10B-04-04, and 14A-18-05. In the description of one of these images it is stated that these are two Shoshone students and thirteen Arapaho students. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Mary Hyde and Grace Cook, 1881

Studio portrait of Mary R. Hyde, a teacher, and Grace Cook (Sioux nation). Grace is in non-native clothing. The Cumberland County Historical Society dates this image to July 1881, presumably because of an inscription on the original. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

School band with Mrs. Baker [version 1], 1881

Portrait of twelve male students, all wearing uniforms and holding instruments, posed with a white woman, also holding an instrument, in front of the bandstand on the school grounds.

This is the school band and the woman is almost definitely Mrs. Walter E. Baker who provided the funds to buy the instruments for the band. The school newspaper reported that she visited the school on November 11, 1881 and the the "boys with the horns" played for her. 

In the print versions of this image owned by the Cumberland County Historical Society Mrs. Baker is almost entirely cropped out, with only a bit of her black skirt visible. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Antoinette Williams and Nellie Carey [version 2], c.1882

Studio portrait of Antoinette Williams and Nellie Carey.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Alexander McNac, c.1882

Studio portrait of Alexander McNac.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Five young female Osage students [version 2], c.1882

Studio portrait of five young female students, all wearing school uniforms with white pinafores. They are Alice Long Pole, Julia Pryor, Metopa, Josephine Pryor, and Myrtie Tallchief.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Rachel Checote [version 2], c.1882

Studio portrait of Rachel Checote possibly wearing school uniform.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Peliza, Paul Big Horse, and Edward Chouteau [version 2], c.1882

Studio portrait of Peliza, Paul Big Horse, and Edward Chouteau, all wearing school uniforms.

The Cumberland County Historical Society has four copies of this image: PA-CH1-037a, CS-CH-056, and CS-CH-075.1-.2. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Six young male students with teacher Miss Shiverick, c.1882

Studio portrait of six unidentified young male students in school uniforms posed around a studio prop of a window with teacher Miss Shiverick. 

School records show Harriet Hyde Shiverick was Matron of Boys from 1881 to 1882. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Jennie Conners, c.1882

Studio portrait of Jennie Conners probably wearing school uniform. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Superintendent's Quarters, c.1882

View of the Superintendent's Quarters with two men leaning against the fence in front of the building. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Daniel Milk, c.1882

Studio portrait of Daniel Milk.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Rachel Checote [version 1], c.1882

Studio portrait of Rachel Checote possibly wearing school uniform.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Antoinette Williams and Nellie Carey [version 1], c.1882

Studio portrait of Antoinette Williams (left) and Nellie Carey (right). 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Emily Ross and Ella Ross [version 2], c.1882

Studio portrait of Emily Ross and Ella Ross both wearing white pinafores over dark dresses.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Disciplinarian's Quarters, c.1882

The Disciplinarians Quarters on the school grounds, with the Disciplinarian and his family posed on the front porch. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Leila Jones and Maud Chief Killer [version 2], c.1882

Studio portrait of Leila Jones and Maud Chief Killer, both wearing school uniforms.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Otto Zotoum [version 1], c.1882

Studio portrait of Otto Zotoum wearing school uniform.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Elmer, c.1882

Studio portrait of Elmer wearing school uniform. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Leila Jones and Maud Chief Killer [version 1], c.1882

Studio portrait of Leila Jones and Maud Chief Killer, both wearing school uniforms.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Baptiste Bayhylle and his son Louis Bayhylle [version 2], c.1882

Studio portrait of Baptiste Bayhylle and his son Louis Bayhylle. Louis is in a school uniform.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

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