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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Four male Sioux students [version 1], c.1879

Four male students posed on the bandstand on the school grounds. They are Joe Taylor, Dennis (Strikes First), Daniel Milk (Warrior), and Nathan (Ear).

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Five Sioux students, c.1879

Group portrait of five Sioux students posed outside a building, presumably on the school grounds. They are, from left to right: William Spotted Tail (Stays at Home), Sarah Mather (Red Road), Max Spotted Tail (Talks with Bears), Oliver Spotted Tail (Bugler), and Pollock Spotted Tail (Little Scout).

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Four male Sioux students [version 2], c.1879

Four male students posed on the bandstand on the school grounds. They are Joe Taylor, Dennis (Strikes First), Daniel Milk (Warrior), and Nathan (Ear).

Format: Stereograph

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Henry Thigh, Frank Twiss, Morgan (Young Bird), and Rebecca Big Star, 1879

Group portrait of Henry Thigh, Frank Twiss, Morgan (Young Bird), and Rebecca Big Star posed on the steps of a building, presumably on the school grounds. 

Note: The Cumberland County Historical Society had previously identified the female sitter as Maud (Little Girl) based on interpretation of the caption. However, since Maud was seventeen years old on arrival, it seems more likely that this is Rebecca Big Star. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Samuel High Bear, Herbert (Yellow Sack), Maurice (Yellow Hair), and Anna Laura (Pretty Woman), 1879

Portrait of Samuel High Bear, Herbert (Yellow Sack), Maurice (Yellow Hair), and Anna Laura (Pretty Woman) posed on the bandstand on the school grounds.

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

George Walker, John Renville, Edward Upright, Nancy Renville, and Justine La Framboise, c.1879

Portrait of George Walker, John Renville, Edward Upright, Nancy Renville, and Justine La Framboise posed on the bandstand on the school grounds. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Sioux girls arrive in Carlisle, 1879

This caption reads: FIRST SIOUX GIRLS – AS THEY CAME TO CARLISLE   OCT. 6TH, 1879.

This image appears in John N. Choate's Souvenir of the Carlisle Indian School (Carlisle, PA: J. N. Choate, 1902).

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Cecil (Red Man), Walter Bullman, Zonie McKenzie, and Ruth (Looking Woman) [version 2], c.1879

Portrait of Cecil (Red Man), Walter Bullman, Zonie McKenzie, and Ruth (Looking Woman) posed on the staircase of the bandstand on the school grounds. 

Format: Stereograph

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

First group of women and girls to arrive, 1879

This stereoscope shows the first group of women and girls to be enrolled at the Carlisle Indian School, arriving from the Pine Ridge and Rosebud Sioux Reservations in October 1879.

Format: Stereograph

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

First Party of Students, 1879

The caption reads: FIRST PARTY EIGHTY TWO SIOUX ARRIVED AT CARLISLE OCT. 6, 1879.

This image appears in The Indian Industrial School Carlisle, PA: 23rd Year (Carlisle, PA: 1902).

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Former Fort Marion prisoners at the Carlisle Indian School, c.1879

Portrait of White Bear, Zonkeuh, Koba, Henry Roman Nose, Little Chief, Charles Oheltoint, Etadleuh Doanmoe, and White Man posed on the grounds of the school. 

Note: The Cumberland County Historical Society notes the identification of these people is based on a copy of the image posted for sale on eBay. That copy was identitied as "No. 27, Flordida Boys." 

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Thomas Carlisle and Bob Bent [version 1], c.1879

Studio portrait of Thomas Carlisle, seated, in school uniform, and Bob Bent, an interpreter, standing.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Thomas Carlisle and Bob Bent [version 2], c.1879

Studio portrait of Thomas Carlisle wearing school uniform, seated, and Bob Bent, an interpreter, standing. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Charles Kawboodle, c.1880

Studio portrait of Charles Kawboodle wearing non-native clothing.

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

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

Tso-de-ar-ko, Wild Horse, and an interpreter [version 2], c.1880

Studio portrait of Tso-de-ar-ko, a Wichita chief, and Wild Horse, a Comanche chief, with Mr. Clark, an interpreter. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Swedish National Museums of World Culture

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

Eleven male Arapaho students, c.1880

Studio portrait of eleven unidentified male students in school uniforms. 

Previous cataloging identifies them as from the Arapaho nation.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

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

Chief Big Horse and Hubbell Big Horse [version 1], c.1880

Studio portrait of Chief Big Horse and his son, Hubbell Big Horse. Chief Big Horse wears traditional clothes and Hubbell is in a school uniform. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Unidentified male student #18, c.1880

Studio portrait of an unidentified male student wearing school uniform. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

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