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.

Search Images

Browse Images

Displaying 476 - 500 of 3478 images
John Dixon and Cyrus Dickson, c.1883

Studio portrait of John Dixon (seated) and Cyrus Dickson (standing), both wearing school uniforms. 

Note: CCHS identifies the sitters as Cyrus and John. Identification here is based on contextual information. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

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

School student body, 1884

Portrait of a very large group of male and female students, posed on the school grounds with staff in background. The caption states that this is "Carlisle School in 1884, 375 students." Presumably this is the entire student body, or at least all students who were then on the campus. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Nine Indian School students [version 2], c.1884

Studio portrait of nine students. Back row, left to right: Frank West, George Summers, Percy Zadoka, Warden Cleaver; front row, left to right: Annie Thomas, Minnie Yellow Bear, Pollock Spotted Tail, Hattie Longwolf, and Harriet Mary Elder. 

The Cumberland County Historical Society has three copies of this image: PA-CH1-004, 10-B-17, and 10B-08-01. 

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

Lena Black Bear [version 1], c.1884

Studio portrait of Lena Black Bear probably wearing school uniform. Handwritten along the side of the image: Lena Black Bear

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

Mary K. Marmon, Lena Carr, and Harry Marmon [version 1], c.1884

Studio portrait of Mary K. Marmon (seated), Lena Carr (standing in center) and Harry Marmon (standing at right). Harry is wearing a school uniform.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Grace Bigheart [?], c.1884

Studio portrait of Grace Bigheart [?].

Note: The caption of this image identifies this student as "Grace Que, Osage." There are no records for a student named Grace Que. The only Osage student named Grace who attended while Choate was taking photographs was Grace Bigheart. At the present time we have identified no other images of Grace Bigheart to use for comparision.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Seven Pueblo students [version 1], c.1884

Studio portrait of three male students and four female students. 

The caption on the Cumberland County Historical Society's copy of this image identifies the students as being from the Pueblo nation. Staff at CCHS identified three students based on comparisons with other photographs: seated, from left to right, Harry Marmon, Francis H. Ortiz, and James B. Garcia.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Frank Yates [version 1], c.1884

Studio portrait of Frank Yates wearing school uniform.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Female students in sewing room, c.1884

Female students posed working in the sewing room. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Pages