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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Unidentified male student #41, c.1880

Studio portrait of an unidentified male student wearing a straw hat and a bandana. Previous cataloging interprets a date of 1880 in the caption. 

Note: This appears to be a photograph of a photograph. The original photograph appears to be of a Carlisle student taken in Choate's studio. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Unidentified male student #21, c.1880

Studio portrait of an unidentified male student wearing school uniform. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Five young male Sioux students [version 3], c.1880

Studio portrait of (back row, left to right): David (Kills Without Wounding), Nathan (Ear), Pollock Spotted Tail; and (front row, left to right): Marshall (Marshall Bad Milk), and Hugh (Running Horse). All are wearing school uniforms.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Swedish National Museums of World Culture

Indian School students and staff working on roof of a building, 1880

Indian School students Amos Lone Hill, Joseph Gun, Philip (Kills), Ellwood Dorian, Carlos, Walter Matches, Oscar Bull Bear, and Ralph Iron Eagle Feather and staff members Samuel Wetzel and E.B. Strait working on the roof of one of the school buildings.

Note: The Cumberland County Historical Society has two copies of this image: CS-CH-096 and 14-07-02.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Son of the Star, c.1880

Studio portrait of Son of the Star, an Arickaree Chief, also known as Santa Fe Star. 

The Cumberland County Historical Society has four copies of this image: PA-CH1-018a, CS-CH-031.1-.2, and 12-11-01. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Benjamin Thomas, Mary Perry, and John Menual Chaves [version 1], c.1880

Studio portrait of Benjamin Thomas (standing at left), Mary Perry (seated in center), and John Menual Chaves (seated at right). The two boys are both wearing school uniforms.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Eight female students and one staff member in dining room, c.1880

Posed portrait of eight female students, presumably kitchen staff, and one staff member in the dining room with set tables.

Note: Three of these students are identified as Eva Pickard, Anna Laura, and Anna Raven.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Students and instructor working in front of the blacksmith's shop, c.1880

View of students and instructor posed working in front of the blacksmith's shop. One student is shoeing a horse. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Male students posed in the tin shop with Richard Henry Pratt and instructor, c.1880

A posed group of male students in the Carlisle Indian School tin shop with their instructor and Richard Henry Pratt. They are, from left to right: Charles Oheltoint, Richard Henry Pratt, Henry Roman Nose, Paul Black Bear, J.H. Curtain (instructor), Ernest, and Koba.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Three visiting chiefs, c. 1880

Studio portrait of two men in native clothing, probably visiting chiefs, and a third wearing a suit. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Students and staff in the harness-making shop, c.1880

Students and staff working in the harness-making shop at the Carlisle Indian School. They are identified as, from left to right: Lorenzo Chapman (instructor), Geoffrey Chips, Cheape Ross, Curtis, Lawrence, Edward Little, William Spotted Tail, Julian, Morgan, Henry Thigh, and Andrew. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Apache chief, c.1880

Studio portrait of an unidentified visiting chief. A later handwritten caption reads "N.M. Apache." 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Nancy Renville and Justine La Framboise [version 2], c.1880

Studio portrait of Nancy Renville and Justine La Framboise, both wearing school-issued print dresses.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Five chiefs and two interpreters with Richard Henry Pratt [version 1], c.1880

Portrait of chiefs Brother-to-All, Like the Bear, Poor Wolf, Son-of-the-Star, and American Horse posed with interpreters John Bridgeman and John Smith, standing in front of the bandstand on the school grounds. The man in the background on the left is probably Richard Henry Pratt. 

Note: Identification of the chiefs is based on Cumberland County Historical Society's CS-CH-089.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Five female students [version 1], 1880

Studio portrait of Alice Wynn (back left), Kisetta Roosevelt (back middle), Mabel Doanmoe (back right), Rebecca Big Star (front left), and Harriet Mary Elder (front right). All are wearing school uniforms.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Students posed in rows in front of superintendent's house, c.1880

Male and female students posed in rows on the school grounds in front of the superintendent's house. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

 Lucy Black Shortnose, Anna Laura, Justine La Framboise, and Nancy Renville [version 2], c.1880

Studio portrait of Lucy Black Shortnose, Anna Laura, Justine La Framboise, and Nancy Renville, all wearing school-issued print dresses.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Spotted Tail, c.1880

Studio portrait of Spotted Tail, a Sioux chief. 

The Cumberland County Historical Society has three copies of this image: PA-CH1-018c and CS-CH-037a.1-.2. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Three unidentified male students #2, c.1880

Studio portrait of three unidentified male students; two are wearing school uniforms.

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

John Primaux, c.1880

Studio portrait of John Primaux.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Valentine McKenzie, c.1880

Studio portrait of Valentine McKenzie wearing non-native clothing.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Joseph Wisecoby and Moses Nonway, c.1880

Studio portrait of Joseph Wisecoby and Moses Nonway, both wearing school uniforms and holding hats.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Sheldon Jackson, Harvey Townsend, and John Shields [version 1], c.1880

Studio portrait of Sheldon Jackson (left), Harvey Townsend (center), and John Shields (right), all wearing native clothing. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Five Sioux chiefs with two interpreters, c.1880

Portrait of five Sioux chiefs posed with two white interpreters on the steps of the bandstand on the school grounds. The chiefs are Black Crow, Two Strike, White Thunder, Spotted Tail, and Iron Wing. The interpreters are Louis Robideau and Charles Tackett. 

Note: The Cumberland County Historical Society has two copies of this image: PA-CH1-076c and CS-CH-086. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

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