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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Bob Tail and his son Joseph Bobtail [version 1], c.1880

Studio portrait of Bob Tail and his son, Joseph Bobtail, who is wearing school uniform. There is an illegible handwritten caption along the side of the image.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Nancy Renville and Justine La Framboise [version 1], c.1880

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

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Five young male Sioux students [version 1], 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: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Visiting Sioux chiefs, c.1880

Portrait of a large group of visiting Sioux chiefs posed in front of the bandstand on the school grounds with some white men including Richard Henry Pratt. 

The Cumberland County Historical Society has three copies of this image: PA-CH1-028a, BS-CH-028, and 12-15-01. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Big Bow [version 2], c.1880

Studio portrait of Big Bow, a Kiowa chief.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Five young male Sioux students [version 2], 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

Note: The Cumberland County Historical Society has three copies of this image: PA-CH1-021c, 10-B-07, and CS-CH-065.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

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

White Man and Stumbling Bear, visiting chiefs [version 2], c.1880

Studio portrait of two visiting chiefs holding folding fans. 

They are identified in Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections version of this image as White Man, Apache Chief (at left) and Stumbling Bear, Kiowa Chief (at right). 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Swedish National Museums of World Culture

Samuel High Bear and Guy (Bear Don't Scare) at the school bakery, c.1880

Students Samuel High Bear and Guy (Bear Don't Scare) working at the bakery. This is a posed photo of them loading loaves of bread on a wheelbarrow outside the bakery.

Note: The Cumberland County Historical Society has two copies of this image:  PA-CH1-084c and CS-CH-099.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Little Raven and Anna Raven, c.1880

Studio portrait of visiting chief Little Raven with his daughter, student Anna Raven. 

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

Young Spotted Tail, c.1880

This glass plate negative of Young Spotted Tail, eldest son of Chief Spotted Tail, seems to be an image of an earlier photograph. It is not clear if Young Spotted Tail ever visited Carlisle. John Choate may have taken this photographic print because he had lost or broken his own original negative of this image, but what is more likely is that the photographic print was the product of another photographer entirely, and Choate simply wished to make a copy for personal use or for sale.

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Photograph, Reproduction

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

Hattie Long Wolf, c.1880

Studio portrait of Hattie Long Wolf (Hattie Porcupine) wearing school uniform.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

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

Five female students [version 2], 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.

Note: The Cumberland County Historical Society dates this image to March, 1880. The Society has three copies of this image: PA-CH1-023c, 10-B-06, and 13-14-02. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Seven unidentified male students #2 (version 1), 1880

Studio portrait of seven unidentified male students in school uniform. 

The cataloging 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

Seven unidentified male students #3 (version 1), 1880

Studio portrait of seven unidentified male students in school uniforms. 

The cataloging 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

Five male Sioux students [version 2], 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 in center), and Rufus (Strikes the Enemy (seated at right). All are wearing school uniforms.

Note: The Cumberland County Historical Society dates this image to March, 1880. They have three copies of the image: 10-B-08; 13-08-01, and PA-CH1-021a.

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

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

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

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