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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Fred Smith, Joseph Gun, and John Primaux [version 1], c.1879

Portrait of Fred Smith, Joseph Gun, and John Primaux posed on the bandstand on the school grounds.

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Fred Smith, Joseph Gun, and John Primaux [version 2], c.1879

Portrait of Fred Smith, Joseph Gun, and John Primaux posed on the bandstand on the school grounds.

Format: Stereograph

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Marshall Bad Milk (Little Wolf), Alvan (One That Kills Horse), Austin Holy Bear (Wind Blows), and Horace (White Whirlwind), c.1879

Outdoor portrait of Marshall Bad Milk (Little Wolf), Alvan (One That Kills Horse), Austin Holy Bear (Wind Blows), and Horace (White Whirlwind) posed in front of the bandstand on the school grounds. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative, 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

Chapel under construction, 1879

View of the Chapel being built in December of 1879. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph

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

Bob Tail and his son Joseph Bobtail [version 3], c.1880

Studio portrait of Bob Tail and his son Joseph Bobtail who is wearing a school uniform. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Swedish National Museums of World Culture

Walter Matches [version 2], c.1880

Studio portrait of Walter Matches.

Note: The Cumberland County Historical Society has three copies of this image: PA-CH1-034a and CS-CH-015.1-.2. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Six visiting Sioux leaders, c.1880

Portrait of six visiting Sioux leaders posed in front of the bandstand on the school grounds. The title given to the image was "Sioux chiefs at the Carlisle Indian School," and they are identifed as Joseph Cook, Medicine Bull, Philip Deloria, David Tatiyopa, Eli Abraham, and Pretty Youngest Child. 

This is #13 on photographer J.N. Choate's list of photographs availabe for sale, published in 1881. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Red Shirt [version 2], c.1880

Studio portrait of Red Shirt, a Sioux chief.

The Cumberland County Historical Society has two copies of this image: PA-CH1-019c and CS-CH-108.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Hugh (Running Horse), c.1880

Studio portrait of Hugh (Running Horse) wearing school uniform. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Iron Wing, c.1880

Studio portrait of Iron Wing, a Sioux chief. 

The Cumberland County Historical Society has four copies of this image: PA-CH1-011b and CS-CH-036.1-.3.  

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Chief Big Horse and Hubbell Big Horse [version 2], c.1880

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

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Swedish National Museums of World Culture

Left Hand and his son, U.S. Grant (Grant Left Hand) [version 2], c.1880

Studio portrait of Left Hand, an Arapaho chief, with his son, U.S. Grant also known as Grant Left Hand. 

The Cumberland County Historical Society has four copies of this image: PA-CH1-064a and CS-CH-044.1-.3.  

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Fanny and Dora, c.1880

Studio portrait of Fanny and Dora both wearing school uniforms.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Five chiefs and two interpreters [version 2], c.1880

Portrait of chiefs Brother-to-All, Like the Bear, Poor Wolf, Son-of-the-Star, and American Horse posed with interpreters John Bridgeman and John Smith, standing in front of the bandstand on the school grounds.

Note: The other version of this image (Related Images), is the uncropped version which also has Richard Henry Pratt in the background. 

The Cumberland County Historical Society has also a copy of this image: CS-CH-089.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Swedish National Museums of World Culture

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