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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Five male Sioux students [version 1], 1880

Studio portrait of Bernard (Hawk Charging Daylight) (standing at left), Horace (Horse) (standing at right), Reuben Quick Bear (Kills the Enemy) (seated at left), John Renville (seated at center), and Rufus (Strikes the Enemy) (seated at right). All are wearing school uniforms.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

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

Left Hand and his son, U.S. Grant (Grant Left Hand) [version 1], c.1880

Studio portrait of Left Hand and his son, U.S. Grant (Grant Left Hand). Grant is wearing a school uniform.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Two chiefs with a male student, c.1880

Studio portrait of what appear to be two visiting chiefs with one male student.

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Lucy Black Shortnose [version 2], c.1880

Studio portrait of Lucy Black Shortnose wearing a school-issued print dress.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

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

Two chiefs, c.1880

Studio portrait of two visiting chiefs. 

Cataloging from the Cumberland County Historical Society, presumably based on information scratched on the negatives, indicates they are "Nachisi and New Mexico, Apache." 

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Five students with teacher Miss Spencer, c.1880

Studio portrait of three male students and two female students posed with a white woman. The caption identifies them as "Miss Spencer and class." School records list Miss Spencer as an "Industrial Teacher" who was employed in 1880. This image is #36 on the list of Choate photos for sale published in 1881. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Bob Tail and his son Joseph Bobtail [version 2], c.1880

Studio portrait of Bob Tail with his son Joseph Bobtail, who is dressed in a school uniform. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

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

Teacher Mary Hyde and eight female students [version 2], c.1880

Studio portrait of teacher Mary Hyde and eight female students. The students are: Ann Laura (back left), Hattie Long Wolf (back middle), Rebecca Big Star (back right), Alice Wynn (middle row left), Grace Cook (middle row right), Mabel Doanmoe (bottom left), Stella Berht (bottom center), and Ruth (Looking Woman) (bottom right). The girls all appear to be wearing school uniforms.

Note: The Cumberland County Historical Society has three copies of this image: CS-CH-076, PA-CH1-021b, and 13-14-01.

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

Friday, a vistor to the school, c.1880

A photograph of a studio portrait, identified as "Friday, a visitor to the Indian school." 

This photograph was taken by J.N. Choate, but the photographer of the original portrait is unknown. It may have also been Choate. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Visiting chiefs from the the Great Nemaha Agency [version 1], 1880

Portrait of a group of Native American men, white men, with one male student and two female students posed in front of a dormitory building on the school grounds. Richard Henry Pratt is standing at the far left. The caption in the album states that they are from the Great Nemaha Agency and that the photo was taken on February 25, 1880. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Visiting chiefs from the the Great Nemaha Agency [version 2], 1880

Portrait of a group of Native American men, white men, with one male student and two female students posed in front of a dormitory building on the school grounds. Richard Henry Pratt is standing at the far left. The caption in the album states that they are from the Great Nemaha Agency and that the photo was taken on February 25, 1880.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Lucy Black Shortnose, Ella Hippy, Fanny (Knife Holder), Mabel Doanmoe, and Laura Doanmoe [version 1], 1880

Studio portrait of Lucy Black Shortnose, Ella Hippy, Fanny (Knife Holder), Mabel Doanmoe, and Laura Doanmoe.

One of the Cumberland County Historical Society's versions of this image (10-B-04) provides a date of March 1880. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Lucy Black Shortnose, Ella Hippy, Fanny (Knife Holder), Mabel Doanmoe, and Laura Doanmoe [version 2], 1880

Studio portrait of Lucy Black Shortnose, Ella Hippy, Fanny (Knife Holder), Mabel Doanmoe, and Laura Doanmoe.

The caption identifies Lucy Black Shortnose as Lucy Cheyenne and Fanny (Knife Holder) as Fanny Kawboodle. 

The caption for another version of this image (10-B-04) provides a date of March 1880.

The Cumberland County Historical Society has four copies of this image: PA-CH1-022a, 10-B-04, and CS-CH-062.1-.2. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Ten male Cheyenne students [version 1], 1880

Studio portrait of ten unidentified male students wearing school uniforms. 

The caption for the Cumberland County Historical Society's copy of this image identifies them as from the Cheyenne nation and dates it to March 1880. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Seven male Kiowa students [version 1], 1880

Studio portrait of seven unidentified male students in school uniform. 

The caption for the Cumberland County Historical Society's version of this image identifies the students as from the Kiowa nation and provides a date of March 1880. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Ten male Cheyenne students [version 2], 1880

Studio portratit of ten unidentified male students in school uniforms. The caption identifies them as being from the Cheyenne nation and provides a date of March 1880. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

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