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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Ouray and Chippeta, 1858

Copy of a studio portrait of Ute chief Ouray and his wife Chipeta. 

Glass plate negatives from the National Anthropological Archives (73283, 73284 and 73359) show that Choate took a photograph of an original cabinet card produced by Mathew Brady. Choate later printed this image as one of his own. 

The Cumberland County Historical Society has three copies of this image: PA-CH1-018b, CS-CH-040, and 10B-02-04. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Sharp Nose, c.1878

Studio portrait of Sharp Nose, an Arapaho chief. 

This negative was taken by photographer J.N. Choate of a photograph presumably created by another photographer. Many other copies of the original image are known but we have not identified the photographer or the date of the original image. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Five Sioux students, c.1879

Group portrait of five Sioux students posed outside a building, presumably on the school grounds. They are, from left to right: William Spotted Tail (Stays at Home), Sarah Mather (Red Road), Max Spotted Tail (Talks with Bears), Oliver Spotted Tail (Bugler), and Pollock Spotted Tail (Little Scout).

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Four male Sioux students [version 2], c.1879

Four male students posed on the bandstand on the school grounds. They are Joe Taylor, Dennis (Strikes First), Daniel Milk (Warrior), and Nathan (Ear).

Format: Stereograph

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 Chaote 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

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Black Coal, c.1879

Photograph of a studio portrait of Black Coal, an Arapaho chief. 

J.N. Choate took this photograph of the original photograph, but there is no information about the photographer of the original image.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Five Sioux students, c.1879

Group portrait of Frederick (Cloud Bull), Walter Bullman, Philip (Kills), Ruth (Looking Woman), and Julia Good Voice. They are posed outside a building on the school grounds. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative, 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

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

Emma (Plenty Aunt), Rufus (Strikes the Enemy), Theron Two Strike, and Arthur Two Strike, c.1879

Group portrait of one female and three male students in front of a building on the school grounds. Annotations on the image state they they were relatives of Black Crow. Based on that information they are probably Emma (Plenty Aunt), Rufus (Strikes the Enemy), Theron Two Strike, and Arthur Two Strike. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Young Bull Bear, Oscar Bull Bear, and Richard Davis, 1879

Studio portrait of Young Bull Bear, a Cheyenne chief, with students Oscar Bull Bear and Richard Davis. 

Note: Previous interpretation of the handwritten caption on the plate says that Richard Davis was also called Thunderbird, and the date of the photograph is 1879. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

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

Seven Sioux students [version 1], c.1879

Seven Sioux students posed on the bandstand on the school grounds shortly after their arrival. They are: Guy (Bear Don't Scare), Amos Lone Hill, Bennett (Singer), Frank Twiss, Lizzie Glode (also known as Daisy Glode), Lucy Day, and Mary (Lulu) Bridgeman.

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Five Sioux students [version 1], c.1879

Group of five Sioux students posed on the bandstand on the school grounds. They are Conrad (Thunder), Gilbert (Short Leg), Arnold (Runs After the Moon), Dora (Her Pipe), and Ruth (Looking Woman).

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Seven Sioux students [version #2], c.1879

Seven Sioux students posed on the bandstand on the school grounds shortly after their arrival. They are: Guy (Bear Don't Scare), Amos Lone Hill, Bennett (Singer), Frank Twiss, Lizzie Glode (also known as Daisy Glode), Lucy Day, and Lulu (Mary) Bridgeman.

Format: Stereograph

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Group portrait of nine Sioux students, c.1879

Portrait of nine Sioux students posed next to one of the school buildings. The students are Edward Little (Behind), James (White Man), George Hollow Horned Bear (Little Man), George Hollow Horned Bear (Little Man), Bernard (Hawk Charging Daylight), David (Kills Without Warning), Horace (White Whirlwind), Hope Blue Teeth, Ida (Shoes), and Stella Berht (White Mare). 

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Cecil (Red Man), Walter Bullman, Zonie McKenzie, and Ruth (Looking Woman) [version 1], 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: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Five Sioux students [version 1], c.1879

Group of five Sioux students posed on the bandstand on the school grounds. They are Conrad (Thunder), Gilbert (Short Leg), Arnold (Runs After the Moon), Dora (Her Pipe), and Ruth (Looking Woman).

Format: Stereograph

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Four Sioux students, c.1879

Group portrait of Stephen Murray (Makes Trouble in Front), Geoffrey Chips (Runs in the Clouds), Grace Cook (Crockery Face), and Nellie (Yellow Lodge) posed in front of one of the school buildings. 

Note: The Cumberland County Historical Society also has a a stereograph of this image in their collections (SG03-12). 

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Guy (Bear Don't Scare), James (White Man), and Maggie (Stands Looking), c.1879

Group portrait of Guy (Bear Don't Scare), James (White Man), and Maggie (Stands Looking) posed outside a building on the school grounds.

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Four male Sioux students [version 1], c.1879

Four male students posed outside a building, presumably on the school grounds. They are: Norman (Wants To Be Chief), Luther Standing Bear (Kills Plenty), Reuben Quick Bear (Kills the Enemy), and Raymond Stewart (Paints Dust). 

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Five young male Sioux students, c.1879

Studio portrait of five male students posed on the bandstand on the school grounds. They are: Duke (Frog), David (Kills Without Wounding), Hugh (Running Horse), Louis Eagle Dog (Big Boy), and Vincent Stranger Horse (Earth).

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Andrew (His Shield), Paul Black Bear (Makes Himself Run), and Baldwin Blue Horse (Takes His Own) [version 1], 1879

Portrait of Andrew (His Shield), Paul Black Bear (Makes Himself Run), and Baldwin Blue Horse (Takes His Own) posed on the bandstand on the school grounds. One student is wearing a school uniform; the other two are in non-native dress. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Four male Sioux students [version 2], c.1879

Four male students posed outside a building, presumably on the school grounds. They are: Norman (Wants to be Chief), Luther Standing Bear (Kills Plenty), Reuben Quick Bear (Kills the Enemy), and Raymond Stewart (Paints Dust). 

Format: Stereograph

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Agnes (White Cow) and Ernest (Knocks Off), c.1879

Portrait of Agnes (White Cow) and Ernest (Knocks Off) posed on the steps of the bandstand on the school grounds.

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

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