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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Twelve Navajo students (pose 1), 1882

Portrait of Richard Henry Pratt (seated on the bandstand) with one female Navajo student and eleven male students. The female student, Antoinette Williams, had arrived on December 5, 1881. She and Pratt are posed with a group of male Navajo students who had arrived on the day this photograph was taken, October 21, 1882.

The students are, seated, left to right: Tom Torlino, George Williams, Stailey Norcross, Antoinette Williams, Charles Damon; standing, left to right - Manuelito Chiquito, Manuelito Choni, Charlie, John Bitzclay, Francisco, Saahtlie (George Watchman), Benjamin Damon.

There is another version of this photograph (pose 2) with the same group of people. The only difference is that in the other version Tom Torlino is standing at the far left; here he is seated at the far left. 

The Cumberland County Historical Society has two copies of this image: PA-CH1-034b and BS-CH-009a. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Manuelito Choni [version 1], 1882

Studio portrait of Manuelio Choni wearing native clothes.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Tom Torlino [version 4], 1882

Studio portrait of Tom Torlino wearing native clothing and ornaments.

The handwritten note on the reverse side reads: Choate

The Cumberland County Historical Society also has four copies of this image: PA-CH2-004a, BS-CH-008, US-50a, and 12-26-03.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Manuelito Chiquito [version 1], 1882

Studio portrait of Manuelito Chiquito in native dress.

Note: Chiquito arrived on October 21, 1882 and this photograph was probably taken on that date or very soon after. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Martha Bordeaux, c.1883

Studio portrait of Martha Bordeaux. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Ellwood Wilbeforce (Ellwood Moon) [version 1], c.1883

Studio portrait of Ellwood Wilbeforce (Ellwood Moon) wearing school uniform.

Note: When this student arrived he was known as Ellwood Moon. His information card notes that he later changed his name to Ellwood Wilbeforce.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Three male Pueblo students with Miss Shields [version 1], c.1883

Studio portrait of three unidentified male Pueblo students with teacher Lora B. Shields. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Frank West, c.1883

Studio portrait of Frank West wearing school uniform.

The caption reads: Frank West 3

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Ten Sioux male students [version 2], c.1883

Studio portrait of ten Sioux male students. The caption indicates that all these students arrived from the Pine Ridge agency in November 1882. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Stacy Matlock, William Morgan, and Bruce Hayman, c.1883

Studio portrait of Stacy Matlock (far left), William Morgan (center), and Bruce Hayman (far right). Matlock and Morgan are in school uniforms. 

Note: The identification of Bruce Hayman is a best guess.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Thirteen Pawnee students, c.1883

Studio portrait captioned as "Pawnee Indian group that entered the Carlisle Indian School in 1882." If that is accurate, then the sitters include: Louis Bayhylle, Frank West, Chalkley Stafford, Abram Platt, Thomas Kester, Bruce Hayman, Henry Eagle Chief, Minnie Topa, and Nellie Aspenall. Those are the nine students from the Pawnee nation who arrived in August 1882. There are four additional students in this image.

The Cumberland County Historical Society has two copies of this image: PA-CH1-036 and BS-CH-036. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Henry Ouita, c.1883

Studio portrait of Henry Ouita wearing school uniform.

The caption reads: Henry Outa - 3-50 - Pd

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Kent Black Bear and Dana Long Wolf [version 2], c.1883

Studio portrait of Kent Black Bear (seated) and Dana Long Wolf (standing), both holding straw boater hats. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Fifteen Sioux male students [version 1], c.1883

Studio portrait of fifteen male students wearing school uniforms. 

Previous cataloging for this image identifies the students as being from the Pine Ridge reservation. However the caption for the Cumberland County Historical Society version of the image has a caption that says they are from the Rosbud agency and arrived in November 1882. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Edgar Fire Thunder and Solomon Chanller, c.1883

Studio portrait of Edgar Fire Thunder, a member of the Sioux Nation. Another person, named Solomon, is also pictured. This is probably Solomon Chanller (Comanche nation), who attended between 1882 and 1884. Both are wearing school uniforms.

The caption reads: Solomon and Edgar

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Luther Standing Bear with cornet [version 2], c.1883

Studio portrait of Luther Standing Bear holding a cornet.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Thirteen female Sioux students [version 1], c.1883

Studio portrait of thirteen female students.

The caption on the Cumberland County Historical Society's copy of this image, written on the album page, states they are Sioux students who had entered in November 1882.

Original cataloging for this image interpreted a date of 1894 in the caption written on the plate. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Joshua Given, c.1883

Studio portrait of Joshua Given.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Henry North [?] and an unidentified male student, c.1883

Studio portrait of two male students, one in school uniform. 

Note: It seems likely, based on other images and the handwritten caption, that the student on the left is Henry North. The student on the right is currently unidentified, although it is possible that he is Beau Neal (Beau Niel). However, Neal died at the school in 1880, when North would have been only 12 years old. He seems to be older than that in this image, however it is possible that he is younger and that the older student is Beau Neal/Beau Niel. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Five unidentified male students (Alfred Group) #3, c.1883

Studio portrait of five male students.

The Cumberland County Historical Society identifies this as the "Alfred group," presumably from information scratched on the glass plate. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Thirteen female Sioux students [version 2], c.1883

Studio portrait of thirteen female students. The caption on this album page identifies them as members of the Sioux nation who entered in November 1882.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Frank Lock and Charlie Bird, c.1883

Studio portrait of Frank Lock (probably standing at left) and Charlie Bird (probably seated at right. Lock is wearing a school uniform.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Minnie Atkins, c.1883

Studio portrait of Minnie Atkins probably wearing a school uniform.

The caption reads: Minnie Atkins

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Five Osage students [version 2], c.1883

Studio portrait of Josephine Pryor, Metopa, Joel Chetopah, Elmer, and Alice Long Pole. All are wearing school uniforms.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

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