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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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).

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

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

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

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

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

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

Seven male Kiowa students [version 2], 1880

Studio portrait of seven unidentified male students in school uniforms. The caption identifies them as being from the Kiowa nation and provides a date of March 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 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

Nine Arapaho students, 1880

Studio portrait of five male students and four female students, identified in the caption as being from the Arapaho nation. The caption provides a date of March 1880.

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

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