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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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 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

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

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

First group of female students [version 1], 1879

Group portrait of the first female students at the school from the Pine Ridge and Rosebud reservations, arriving on October 6, 1879. Matron Sarah Mather is standing at left and interpreter Charles Tackett is standing at right. 

This image appears in John N. Choate's Souvenir of the Carlisle Indian School (Carlisle, PA: J. N. Choate, 1902).

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

First group of male students [version 2], 1879

Group portrait of first male students at the school from the Pine Ridge and Rosebud agencies. They arrived on October 6, 1879. Richard Henry Pratt is standing at far left and interpreter Charles Tackett is standing at far right. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

First group of male students [version 1], 1879

Group portrait of first male students at the school from the Pine Ridge and Rosebud agencies. They arrived on October 6, 1879. Richard Henry Pratt is standing at far left and interpreter Charles Tackett is standing at far right. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

First group of female students [version 2], 1879

Group portrait of the first female students, who came from the Pine Ridge and Rosebud Sioux Reservations on October 6, 1879. Matron Sarah Mather is standing at left and interpreter Charles Tackett is standing at left. 

Format: Stereograph

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

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

Zonkeuh [?], Owen Yellow Hair, Charles Kawboodle, Dan Tucker, c.1880

Portrait of Zonkeuh [probably standing at left], Owen Yellow Hair, Charles Kawboodle, and Dan Tucker posed in front of a building on the school grounds. All are holding bugles.

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Ernest (Knocks Off) [version 1], c.1880

Studio portrait of Ernest (Knocks Off) wearing a school uniform.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Spotted Tail after his return from Washington [version 1], c.1880

Studio portrait of Spotted Tail, a Sioux chief, described as being "after his return from Washington." 

Note: This image was sold by photographer J.N. Choate (#23 on the list of photos being sold). It is here that it is described as being "after his return from Washington." 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Darlington [version 1], c.1880

Studio portrait of Darlington wearing school uniform. 

Handwritten caption along bottom edge of image probably reads: Darlington.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Grace Cook with her father [version 1], c.1880

Studio portrait of Cook with his daughter, student Grace Cook. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Four Pueblo Children from Zuni, New Mexico, c.1880

Studio portrait of Mary Ealy (standing at left), Jennie Hammaker (standing at right), Frank Cushing (sitting at left), and Taylor Ealy (sitting at right), all wearing native clothing. 

The printed caption on the reverse side reads:

No 20.   
Teai-e-se-u-lu-ti-wa - Frank Cushing.

Tra-wa-ea-tsa-lun-kia - Saylor Ealy.
Tsai au-tit-sa - Mary Ealy.
Jan-i-uh-tit sa - Jennie Hammaker.
 - Pueblos. 

Note: The Cumberland County Historical Society has two copies of this image: PA-CH1-044a and CS-CH-068.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Sheldon Jackson, Harvey Townsend, and John Shields [version 1], c.1880

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

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

White Man and Stumbling Bear, c.1880

Studio portrait of White Man, an Apache chief, and Stumbling Bear, a Kiowa chief. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Laura Doanmoe, c.1880

Studio portrait of Laura Doanmoe wearing school uniform. Handwritten caption along the side of the image reads: Laura Doanmoe

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Anna Laura (Pretty Woman) [version 2], c.1880

Studio portrait of Anna Laura (Pretty Woman) wearing native dress. 

Note: This is an example of Choate taking a photograph of another photograph. Previous cataloging says she is wearing an elk-tooth dress, blanket, and dentalium shell earrings. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

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