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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Casper Edson and an unidentified male student, c.1883

Casper Edson (seated) and an unidentified male student (standing), both wearing school uniforms. 

Note: A handwritten caption along the side of the image reads: Casper Edson and [de Beth?]

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Clayton Brave and Bear Fire Heart, c.1883

Studio portrait of Clayton Brave (seated at left) and another young man (at right), probably Brave Fire Heart.

A handwritten caption along the side of the image identifies Clayton Brave, but the second person's name is less clear. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Eleven Navajo students [version 2], 1883

Studio portrait of ten male students and one female student.

The handwritten note reads: Students at Government School at Carlisle, Pa.

Based on enrollment information and a few other photographs of the individuals pictured, we believe the students are as follows:

Younger boys seated in front, left to right - Charles Damon, George Williams. Seated, left to right - Manuelito Choni, Charlie, Tom Torlino, Manuelito Chiquito, Antoinette Williams. Standing, left to right - Saahtlie (George Watchman), Benjamin Damon, Francisco, Stailey Norcross.

This same group of Navajo students appear in a photograph with Richard Henry Pratt upon their arrival at the school on October 21, 1882. See the "Twelve Navajo students" link below. 

We believe the photo dates from the spring or early summer of 1883 since there are only ten male students pictured here, although eleven arrived together. (Antoinette Williams arrived a year earlier.) John Bitzclay died in March of 1883, and three of the others left Carlisle in July and August of 1883 due to poor health.

The Cumberland County Historical Society also has a copy of this image: BS-CH-052. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Twenty-four male students upon arrival, 1883

Portrait of twenty-four male students upon arrival. The Cumberland County Historical Society's cataloging identifies them as from the Cheyenne, Arapahoe, Commanche, Pawnee, and Nez Perce nations and that the photo was taken on the date of their arrival, October 22, 1883. Twenty-three male students arrived on that date from those nations. They are: Percy Kable, Charley White Shield, Andrew Kunhs, Frank Yates, Wilkie Sharp, Frankie Bear, Darwin Peters, Luther Kuhns, Mark Evarts, Robert Mathews, William Morgan, Stacy Matlock, Amich, De Bett Cheyenne Chief, Smith Long Owl, Benajah Miles, Charley Wolf, William Eyewat, Alexander Yellow Man, Ernest Left Hand, Paul Boynton (Red Feather), Francis Lee, and Clarence Powder Face. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Twenty-five female students upon arrival [?], 1883

Portrait of twenty-five female students posed on the school grounds, some in native clothing. One of the students appears to be Rose White Thunder who arrived on November 14, 1883 with a large group from the Sioux nation (Rosebud reservation). 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Wounded Yellow Robe, Chauncey Yellow Robe, and Henry Standing Bear [version 1], 1883

Studio portrait of of Wounded Yellow Robe (also known as Richard Yellow Robe), Chauncey Yellow Robe (also known as Timber Yellow Robe), and Henry Standing Bear the day after they entered the school on November 15, 1883.

The handwritten note on the reverse side reads: 1  Wounded Yellow Robe, 3  Timber Yellow Robe, and 2  Henry Standing Bear.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Wounded Yellow Robe, Chauncey Yellow Robe, and Henry Standing Bear [version 2], 1883

Studio portrait of Wounded Yellow Robe (also known as Richard Yellow Robe), Chauncey Yellow Robe (also known as Timber Yellow Robe), and Henry Standing Bear on November 15, 1883. Wounded Yellow Robe is seated at left, Henry Standing Bear is standing in the center, and Chauncey Yellow Robe is seated at right.

The handwritten note reads: Taken upon their arrival in Carlisle.

Note: The Dickinson College Archives has another copy of this image (CIS-P-0024). That copy has a handwritten note on the reverse side reads: Wounded Yellow Robe, 3  Timber Yellow Robe, and 2  Henry Standing Bear.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Wounded Yellow Robe, Chauncey Yellow Robe, and Henry Standing Bear [version 3], 1883

Studio portrait of Wounded Yellow Robe (also known as Richard Yellow Robe), Chauncey Yellow Robe (also known as Timber Yellow Robe), and Henry Standing Bear on November 15, 1883. Wounded Yellow Robe is seated at left, Henry Standing Bear is standing in the center, and Chauncey Yellow Robe is seated at right.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Henry Standing Bear, 1883

Studio portrait of Henry Standing Bear, shortly after his arrival, wearing native clothing.

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Chauncey Yellow Robe, 1883

Photograph of a stereograph of Chauncy Yellow Robe (also known as Timber Yellow Robe) taken shortly after his arrival. He is wearing native clothing.

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Wounded Yellow Robe, Chauncey Yellow Robe, and Henry Standing Bear [version 1], 1883

Studio portrait of Timber Yellow Robe (also known as Chauncey Yellow Robe), Henry Standing Bear, and Wounded Yellow Robe (also known as Richard Yellow Robe taken shortly after their arrival. They are wearing native clothing.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Wounded Yellow Robe, Chauncey Yellow Robe, and Henry Standing Bear [version 3], 1883

Photograph of a double image of a studio portrait of Wounded Yellow Robe (also known as Richard Yellow Robe), Henry Standing Bear, Chauncey Yellow Robe (Timber Yellow Robe) taken shortly after their arrival, wearing native clothing. Wounded Yellow Robe is seated at left, Henry standing bear is seated in the middle, and Chauncey Yellow Robe is seated at right. In the more commonly seen version of this grouping [seen in version 1 and 2], Henry Standing Bear is standing rather than seated. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Seven Pueblo students [version 2], c.1884

Studio portrait of three male students and four female students. The caption identifies them as being from the Pueblo nation. 

Staff at the Cumberland County Historical Society identified three students based on comparison with other photographs: seated, from left to right Harry Marmon, Francis H. Ortiz, and James B. Garcia. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Kise (Red Wolf) and Carl Matches [version 2], c.1884

Studio portrait of Kise (Red Wolf) and Carl Matches, both wearing straw boater hats. Kise is probably seated at left and Matches is probably standing at right.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Kish Hawkins, Kise (Red Wolf), and Clarence Wolf Face [version 2], c.1884

Studio portrait of Kish Hawkins (at left), Kise (Red Wolf) (in center), and Clarence Wolf Face (at right).

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Three young male students in uniform, c.1884

Studio portrait of three young male students in uniform. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Silas Childers, c.1884

Studio portrait of Silas Childers wearing school uniform.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Casper Edson, c.1884

Studio portrait of Casper Edson holding a straw hat. 

A handwritten caption along the side of the image reads: Casper Edson.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

William Fletcher and his uncle, Old Crow [version 2], 1884

Studio portrait of William Fletcher (standing) and his uncle, Old Crow (seated). Old Crow is wearing a large overcoat.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

William Fletcher and his uncle, Old Crow [version 1], 1884

Studio potrait of William Fletcher (standing) and his uncle Old Crow (seated). 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Mabel Kelcusay [version 1], 1884

Studio portrait of Mable Kelcusay possibly wearing school uniform.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

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