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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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

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

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

Standing Buffalo, 1881

Studio portrait of Standing Buffalo, a Ponca chief. 

The student newspaper records a visit by Standing Buffalo to the school in January of 1881, so that is probably when this photo was taken.

The Cumberland County Historical Society has three copies of this image: PA-CH1-063a and CS-CH-032.1-.2.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Sheldon Jackson, Harvey Townsend, and John Shields [version 1], c.1881

Studio portrait of Sheldon Jackson (left), Harvey Townsend (center), and John Shields (right), all wearing school uniforms.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Our Boys and Girls, 1881

The printed note on the reverse side reads: OUR BOYS AND GIRLS At the Indian Training School, Carlisle, Pa.

1. White Buffalo, Cheyenne, I. T.
2. Mittie Houston, Wichita, I. T.
3. Samuel Townsend, Pawnee, I. T.
4. Nancy Renville, Sisseston Sioux, D. T.     Daughter of Chief Gabriel Renville.
5. Grace Cook, Sioux, D. T.
6. Justine La Framboise, Sisseton Sioux, D. T.
7. Grace Cook, Sioux, D. T.
8. Anna Raven, Arapahoe, I. T.     Daughter of Chief Little Raven
9. Walter Matches, Cheyenne, I. T.
10. White Buffalo, Cheyenne, I. T.
11. John Renville, Sisseton Sioux, D. T. Son of Chief Gabriel Renville.
12. Mille Brown, Creek, I. T.
13. Sheldon Jackson, Pueblo, N. M.
14. Bernard, Sioux, D. T.
15. Mary Ealy, Pueblo, N. M.
16. Samuel Baker, Sioux D. T.
17. Daniel Tucker, Arapahoe, I. T.
18. Henry Roman-Nose, Cheyenne, I. T.
19. Mary Perry, Pueblo, N. M.
20. Laura Toneadlemah, Kiowa, I. T.   Daugher of Chief Red Buffalo
21. Jennie Hammaker, Pueblo, N. M.
22. Joseph, Cheyenne, I. T.
23. Pollock, Sioux. Son of Chief Spotted Tail.
24. Albert Tulsey, Seminole, I. T. Son of Rev. Mr. Tulsey, Indian missionary to the Creek nation.
25. Horace Coarse Voice, D. T.
26. John Shields, N. M. Adopted son of Gov. Therdocio Durem.
27. Sheldon Jackson, Pueblo, N. M.
28. Harriet Mary, Nez Perce, I. T.
29. Hugh, Sioux, D. T. Grandson of Chief Spotted Tail.
30. Minnie Atkins, Creek, I. T.
31. Minnie Yellow Bear, Arapahoe. Daughter of Chief Yellow Bear.
32. Kesseta. Lipan, taken prisoner by U.S. troops in Mexico
33. Frank Cushing, Pueblo, N. M.
34. David Blueteeth, Sioux, D. T.

The Cumberland County Historical Society has two copies of this image: PA-CH1-073b and CS-CH-088. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Lydia Harrington [version 1], c.1881

Studio portrait of Lydia Harrington probably wearing school uniform.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Owen Yellow Hair [version 2], c.1881

Studio portrait of Owen Yellow Hair wearing a uniform.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Sheldon Jackson, Harvey Townsend, and John Shields [version 2], c.1881

Studio portrait of Sheldon Jackson (left), Harvey Townsend (center), and John Shields (right), all wearing school uniforms.

Note: The Cumberland County Historical Society has three copies of this image: PA-CH1-031b, 12-26-02, and 10-B-35B. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Nine Arapaho students [version 1], c.1881

Studio portrait of five male and four female students. The caption for the Cumberland County Historical Society copy of this image identifies them as from the Arapaho nation and that they arrived in February 1881. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Cheape Ross, c.1881

Studio portrait of Cheape Ross wearing school uniform.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Lydia Harrington [version 2], c.1881

Studio portrait of Lydia Harrington probably wearing school uniform. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Kisetta Roosevelt and Jack Mather [version 1], c.1881

Studio portrait of Kisetta Roosevelt and Jack Mather. Roosevelt is wearing a school-issued print dress and Mather is in school uniform.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

White Buffalo in headdress, 1881

Studio portrait of student White Buffalo in native dress wearing a feathered headdress.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Visiting chiefs, c.1881

Portrait of a group of visiting chiefs with white men posed in front of the bandstand on the school grounds. Richard Henry Pratt is at the far right in the back row.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Dan Tucker, c.1881

Studio portrait of Dan Tucker.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

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