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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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

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

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

Darlington [version 2], c.1880

Studio portrait of Darlington wearing school uniform. 

Note: CCHS has two copies of this image: PA-CH1-032b and CS-CH-003.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Bob Tail and his son Joseph Bobtail, c.1880 [version1]

Studio portrait of Bob Tail in native clothing and his son, Joseph Bobtail, wearing school uniform. There is an illegible handwritten caption along the side of the image.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

David Blue Teeth and Hope Blue Teeth, c.1880

Studio portrait of David Blue Teeth (standing) and his sister Hope Blue Teeth (seated). David is wearing a school uniform and Hope is in non-native dress. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

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