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

Studio portrait of student White Buffalo in native dress wearing a feather headdress and holding a bow and arrow. 

The handwritten note on the reverse side reads: White Buffalo. Cheyenne. Native dress.

 The Cumberland County Historical Society has two copies of this image: PA-CH2-003a and BS-CH-001a.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

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

Ouray and his wife Chipeta, 1881

The printed note on the reverse side reads: Ouray and his wife Chipeta; Utes.

This is a copy photographer J.N. Choate made of a portrait taken in 1858 and marketed by Mathew Brady. Choate made a copy of the Brady image and marketed it as his own. Ouray is included in Choate's composite of chiefs who had visited the school. 

The Cumberland County Historical Society has four copies of this image: PA-CH1-018b, CS-CH-040.1-.2, and 10B-02-04.  

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

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

Lamotte Primaux [version 1], c.1881

Studio portrait of Lamotte Primaux wearing school uniform.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Cheape Ross, c.1881

Studio portrait of Cheape Ross wearing school uniform.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Northern Arapaho and Shoshone students upon arrival [version 2], 1881

Portrait of nine male students and six female students posed on the steps of the bandstand on the school grounds. They are wearing the clothing they arrived in. The caption says they are Northern Arapahoes who arrived in March 1881.

Other versions of this image identify them as two Shoshone and thirteen Northern Arapaho students who arrived on March 11, 1881. Two Shoshone students arrived on that date: Willie Norkok and Jimmie McAdams. Thirteen Arapaho students arrived on that date: Mollie Naalta, Dickens, Peter Student, Libbie Porter, Grant, Raleigh, Hayes (Little Plume), Cyrus White Horse, Horace, Summer B. Coal, Lincoln, Garfield W. Moccasin, and William Shakespeare.

The Cumberland County Historical Society has four copies of this image: PA-CH1-071b, BS-CH-022, 10B-04-04, and 14A-18-05. In the description of one of these images it is stated that these are two Shoshone students and thirteen Arapaho students.

The printed description on the reverse side reads: 87.  2 Shoshonee and 13 Northern Arapahoe children as they arrived.

Note: The caption reads: A REPRESENTATIVE FIRST PARTY.

This image, of 13 Northern Arapaho and 2 Shoshone children arriving at Carlisle on March 11, 1881, appears in The Indian Industrial School, Carlisle, Pa.: 23rd Year (Carlisle, PA: The School, 1902).

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Northern Arapaho and Shoshone students upon arrival [version 1], 1881

Portrait of nine male students and six female students posed on the steps of the bandstand on the school grounds. They are wearing the clothing they arrived in. The caption says they are Northern Arapahoes who arrived in March 1881. 

Other versions of this image identify them as two Shoshone and thirteen Northern Arapaho students who arrived on March 11, 1881. Two Shoshone students arrived on that date: Willie Norkok and Jimmie McAdams. Thirteen Arapaho students arrived on that date: Mollie Naalta, Dickens, Peter Student, Libbie Porter, Grant, Raleigh, Hayes (Little Plume), Cyrus White Horse, Horace, Summer B. Coal, Lincoln, Garfield W. Moccasin, and William Shakespeare. 

The Cumberland County Historical Society has four copies of this image: PA-CH1-071b, BS-CH-022, 10B-04-04, and 14A-18-05. In the description of one of these images it is stated that these are two Shoshone students and thirteen Arapaho students. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Mary Hyde and Grace Cook, 1881

Studio portrait of Mary R. Hyde, a teacher, and Grace Cook (Sioux nation). Grace is in non-native clothing. The Cumberland County Historical Society dates this image to July 1881, presumably because of an inscription on the original. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

School band with Mrs. Baker [version 1], 1881

Portrait of twelve male students, all wearing uniforms and holding instruments, posed with a white woman, also holding an instrument, in front of the bandstand on the school grounds.

This is the school band and the woman is almost definitely Mrs. Walter E. Baker who provided the funds to buy the instruments for the band. The school newspaper reported that she visited the school on November 11, 1881 and the the "boys with the horns" played for her. 

In the print versions of this image owned by the Cumberland County Historical Society Mrs. Baker is almost entirely cropped out, with only a bit of her black skirt visible. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

White Buffalo, c.1882

Studio portrait of White Buffalo.

The handwritten note on the reverse side reads: White Buffalo. Cheyenne.

Note: The Cumberland County Historical Society also has a copy of this image: PA-CH2-092b.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Adam McCarty [first pose], c.1882

Studio portrait of Adam McCarty wearing school uniform.

The caption reads: Adam McCarty

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Louis Bighorse, c.1882

Studio portrait of Louis Bighorse. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Native American man with two male students, c.1882

Studio portrait of a Native American man, probably a visiting chief, with two male students in school uniforms.

Previous cataloging interprets part of the handwritten caption as being the name "Bruer." There are no students with that name. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Alexander McNac, c.1882

Studio portrait of Alexander McNac.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Adam McCarty [second pose], c.1882

Studio portrait of Adam McCarty wearing school uniform.

The caption reads: Adam McCarthy

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Phillips White (Phillips Bob Tail) [version 2], c.1882

Studio portrait of Phillips White (Phillips Bob Tail).

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Rachel Checote [version 2], c.1882

Studio portrait of Rachel Checote possibly wearing school uniform.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Thomas Wistar [version 2], c.1882

Studio portrait of Thomas Wistar wearing school uniform.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Mollie Naalta and Libbie Porter, c.1882

Studio portrait of two female students. Previous cataloging by the National Anthropological Archives identified the names Mollie and Lili [?] in the handwritten caption. They are probably Arapaho students Mollie Naalta and Libbie Porter. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

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