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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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

Seven male Cheyenne students [version 1], 1880

Studio portrait of seven unidentified male students in school uniforms. 

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

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Seven male Cheyenne students [version 2], 1880

Studio portrait of seven 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

Richard Henry Pratt and Chief Spotted Tail with the "Quaker Ladies" [version 1], 1880

Portrait of Richard Henry Pratt and Chief Spotted Tail with Rebecca T. Haines (standing at left), Susan Longstreth (standing in center), and Mary Anna Longstreth (standing at rear right). The Longstreths and Haines were known as the "Quaker Ladies." All are posed on the bandstand on the school grounds. Spotted Tail was visiting the school in June 1880, which is probably when this photo was taken.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Richard Henry Pratt and Chief Spotted Tail with the "Quaker Ladies" [version 2], 1880

Richard Henry Pratt and Chief Spotted Tail with Rebecca T. Haines (standing at left), Susan Longstreth (standing in center), and Mary Anna Longstreth (standing at far right) posed on the bandstand on the school grounds. The Longstreths and Haines were from Philadelphia and were known as "the Quaker ladies." Chief Spotted Tail was visiting the school in June 1880, which is probably when this photo was taken.

Note: The Cumberland County Historical Society has two copies of this image: PA-CH1-016a and CS-CH-107.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Eleven students upon arrival, 1880

Portrait of seven male students and four female students posed on the school grounds. This photo was taken on the day they arrived, July 31, 1880. Although the caption states that they were Pueblo students, ten of them were Pueblo and one was Apache. The Pubelo students are: Frank Cushing, Taylor Ealy, Mary Ealy, Jennie Hammaker, Sheldon Jackson, Mary Perry, John Menual Chaves, Benjamin Thomas, John Shields, and Harvey Townsend. The Apache student is Nellie Carey.  

The Cumberland County Historical Society has two copies of this image: PA-CH1-082c and CS-CH-091. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Benjamin Thomas, Mary Perry, and John Menaul, 1880 [before]

Studio portrait of Benjamin Thomas (Wat-ye-eh), Mary Perry (Ki-ot-se), and John Menaul (Kowsh-te-ah), at their arrival and in native dress. 

Note: The Cumberland County Historical Society has two copies of this image: CS-CH-072 and 10B-02-01.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Red Dog, Lizzie Glode, and Lucy Day [version 2], 1880

Studio portrait of Red Dog, a Sioux chief, with Lizzie Glode and Lucy Day. 

The student newspaper reports that Red Dog visited the school in August 1880. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Swedish National Museums of World Culture

Six Sioux chiefs with five other men [version 1], 1880

Portrait of six Sioux chiefs posed with four other men on the steps of the bandstand on the school grounds. The man at the far left leaning on the railing is probably Richard Henry Pratt. The chiefs are Red Shirt, Thunder Hawk, Big Head (or Big Headed), John Grass, Two Bear (or Two Bears), and Charger. One of the four other men is Louis Primeau, the interpreter from Standing Rock. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Six Sioux chiefs with five other men [version 2], 1880

Portrait of six Sioux chiefs posed with four other men on the steps of the bandstand on the school grounds. The man at the far left leaning on the railing is probably Richard Henry Pratt. The chiefs are Red Shirt, Thunder Hawk, Big Head (or Big Headed), John Grass, Two Bear (or Two Bears), and Charger. One of the four other men is Louis Primeau, the interpreter from Standing Rock.

The school paper documents a visit to the school by these chiefs in August 1880.

The caption below this image was added by CCHS staff.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Red Dog, Lizzie Glode, and Lucy Day [version 1], 1880

Studio portrait of Red Dog, a Sioux chief, with Lucy Day and Lizzie Glode. 

The student newspaper reports that Red Dog visited in August 1880. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Poor Wolf showing painted body ornamentation, c.1880

Studio portrait of Poor Wolf, a Mandan chief, not wearing a shirt and so showing his torso and arms with painted body ornatmentation.

The student newspaper records a visit to the school by Poor Wolf in August 1880.

Note: The authenticy of this ornamentation is questionable. This photo may have been manipulated by Choate. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Gabriel Renville, 1880

Studio portrait of Gabriel Renville. 

Note: Gabriel Renville was the father of students John Renville and Nancy Renville. This photo was probably taken between August 10, 1880 (when he came to Carlisle to bring home the body of John, who had died at the school) and August 17, 1880 (when he and his daughter Nancy left the school). 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

American Horse, 1880

Studio portrait of American Horse, a Sioux chief. 

American Horse visited the school in August 1880 which is probably when this photograph was taken.  This is #25 on Choate's list of images for sale. 

The Cumberland County Historical Society has five copies of this image; PA-CH1-010b and CS-CH-033.1-.4.  

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Poor Wolf, 1880

Studio portrait of Poor Wolf, a Mandan chief. 

The student newspaper records a visit to the school by Poor Wolf in August 1880.

The Cumberland County Historical Society has three copies of this image: PA-CH1-019a and CS-CH-034a.1-.2. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Man-in-the-Cloud and Mad Wolf, 1880

Studio portrait of Man-in-the-Cloud (also known as Man on the Cloud) and Mad Wolf, both Cheyenne chiefs. 

Newspaper accounts document a visit by the two chiefs to the school in September 1880.

The Cumberland County Historical Society has four copies of this image: PA-CH1-026a and CS-CH-042.1-.3.  

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Man-on-the-Cloud, 1880

Studio portrait of Man-on-the-Cloud, a Cheyenne chief.

The Cumberland County Historical Society has three copies of this image: PA-CH1-027a and CS-CH-029.1-.2. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Indian girls in first uniforms, 1880

Portrait of forty-three female students, posed in three rows on the school grounds. In the background on the bandstand are seated Richard Henry Pratt and some teachers. The caption for this image identifies it as "Indian girls in their first uniforms, October 1880." 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Group of visiting chiefs with Richard Henry Pratt, c.1881

Group portrait of thirteen Native American men, probably visiting chiefs, with five white men and Richard Henry Pratt (seated in chair at right). They are posed in front of the bandstand on the school grounds.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Visiting chiefs with two female students, c. 1881

Group portrait of nine Native American men, one white man, and two female students. Most of the Native American men are probably visiting chiefs. They are posed on the school grounds, in front of one of the dormitory buildings. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Frank Twiss, c.1881

Studio portrait of Frank Twiss wearing school uniform.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Ouray and his wife Chipeta, 1881

The printed note on the reverse side reads: Ouray and his wife Chipeta; Utes.

This is a copy photographer J.N. Choate made of a portrait taken in 1858 and marketed by Mathew Brady. Choate made a copy of the Brady image and marketed it as his own. Ouray is included in Choate's composite of chiefs who had visited the school. 

The Cumberland County Historical Society has four copies of this image: PA-CH1-018b, CS-CH-040.1-.2, and 10B-02-04.  

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Dessie Prescott, c.1881

Photograph of a studio portrait of Dessie Prescott. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Visiting chief with four male students, c.1881

Studio portrait of a visiting Native American chief with four male students in school uniforms. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

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