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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Superintendent's Quarters, c.1881

View of the Superintendent's Quarters with people, including probably Richard Henry Pratt, in front of the house and on the balconies. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Elmer, c.1881

Studio portrait of Elmer wearing school uniform.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Standing Bear and Luther Standing Bear [version 1], c.1881

Studio portrait of Standing Bear, a Sioux chief, with his son, Luther Standing Bear.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Jennie Waupoose, Elizabeth Dixon, and Alice Neopet with Sarah Mather [version 1], c.1881

Studio portrait of Jennie Waupoose (seated at left), Elizabeth Dixon (seated at rear), and Alice Neopet (seated at right) with teacher Sarah Mather (seated in center). Each girl is holding a doll.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Irvine Chodoque, c.1881

Studio portrait of Irvine Chodoque. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Students working in the shoe shop, c.1881

Students working in the shoe shop with a table covered wtih boots in the center. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Indian Chiefs who visited the Carlisle Indian School [version 1], c.1881

The caption reads: Noted Indian Chiefs.

The printed note on the reverse side reads: NOTED INDIAN CHIEFS Who have visited the Indian Training School, Carlisle, Pa.

1. Spotted Tail, Sioux Chief, Rosebud Agency, Dakota.
2. Iron Wing, Sioux Chief, Rosebud Agency, Dakota.
3. American Horse, Sioux Chief, Pine Ridge Agency, Dakota.
4. Red Shirt, Sioux Chief, Pine Ridge Agency, Dakota.
5. White Eagle, Ponca Chief, Indian Territory.
6. Standing Buffalo, Ponca Chief, Indian Territory.
7. Poor Wolf, Mandan Chief, Fort Berthold, Dakota.
8. Son of the Star. Arickaree Chief, Fort Berthold, Dakota.
9. White Man, Apache Chief, Indian Territory.
10. Stumbling Bear, Kiowa Chief, Indian Territory.
11. Tso-de-ar-ko, Wichita Chief, Indian Territory.
12. Big Horse, Cheyenne Chief, Indian Territory.
13. Bob Tail, Cheyenne Chief, Indian Territory.
14. Man-on-the-Cloud, Cheyenne, Indian Territory.
15. Mad Wolf, Cheyenne, Indian Territory.
16. Little Raven, Arapahoe Chief, Indian Territory.
17. Yellow Bear, Arapahoe Chief, Indian Territory.
18. Left Hand, Arapahoe Chief, Indian Territory.
19. Ouray, Ute Chief, Colorado.

The Cumberland County Historical Society has a copy of this image: PA-CH1-072a. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

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

White Buffalo in headdress with bow and arrow (pose #1) [version 2], 1881

The caption reads: WHITE BUFFALO – CHEYENNE.  AT CARLISLE '81–'84.

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

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

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

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

Male students lined up on school grounds with a child in a sleigh, c.1881

Portrait of eighteen male students in school uniforms, lined up on the school grounds in front of the girls' dormitory. There is a small child in a sleigh on the ground near them although there is no snow on the ground.  

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

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

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

Six male Osage students [version 2], c.1881

Studio portrait of six male students, all wearing school uniforms. The caption identifies them as being from the Osage tribe.

Cumberland County Historical Society Staff have identified Fred Lookout as the student in the front row, far right, based on comparison with other photos. 

 The Cumberland County Historical Society has three copies of this image: PA-CH1-038a, CS-CH-069, and CS-CH-080. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

White Buffalo in headdress

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

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Band stand on school grounds, c.1881

View of the band stand on the school grounds. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Harriet Mary Elder [version 2], c.1881

Studio portrait of Harriet Mary Elder possibly wearing school uniform.

Note: The Cumberland County Historical Society has two copies of this image: PA-CH1-013b and CS-CH-012.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

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