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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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

Darlington [version 2], c.1880

Studio portrait of Darlington wearing school uniform. 

Note: CCHS has three copies of this image: PA-CH1-032b and CS-CH-003.1-.2. 

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

Justine La Framboise [version 1], c.1880

Studio portrait of Justine La Framboise.

The handwritten note reads: Justine. The handwritten note on the reverse side reads: No 48 Justine La Framboise from Sisseton Agency Dakota

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Slate showing student work with name Luther Otakte [version 2], c. 1880

Image of a slate such as those used by students. This slate shows a drawing of a man shooting an arrow at a bird next to a tree, math problems, the name "Luther Otakte," and an example of writing referring to teacher Miss Burgess. Along the side is written "Choate Photographer." 

It is probable but not certain that all the work on this slate was done by student Luther Standing Bear (Sioux nation) who was also known by the name Ota Kte. This slate is not dated, but in another image, almost certainly taken at the same date, the slate has a copy of a letter dated June 25, 1880, so this slate has been dated to 1880 also.  

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

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

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. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Unidentified male student #20, c.1880

Studio portrait of an unidentified male student wearing school uniform. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

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

Ernest (Knocks Off) [version 2], c.1880

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

Note: The Cumberland County Historical Society has two copies of this image: PA-CH1-017a and CS-CH-019. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Sheldon Jackson, Harvey Townsend, and John Shields [version 2], c.1880

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

The handwritten note reads: Pueblos   Harvey Townsend   Sheldon Jackson.

The Cumberland County Historical Society has four copies of this image: PA-CH1-19b, 10-B-35A, CS-CH-74, and 12-26-01.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

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

Lucy Black Shortnose [version 1], c.1880

Studio portrait of Lucy Black Shortnose wearing a school-issued print dress.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Slate showing student work with names R. B. Hayes and John Williams [version 2], 1880

Image of a slate such as those used by students. This slate contains examples of written vocabulary words, written text, a copy of a brief note from student R. B. Hayes to his father dated June 25, 1880, a drawing of a man on a horse apparently signed John Williams, and an example of a math problem.  Along the side is written "Choate Photographer." 

It is not clear if this slate shows work by one student or is a composite, since R. B Hayes (Cheyenne nation) and John Williams (Arapaho nation) are both named on it. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Five male Sioux students [version 1], 1880

Studio portrait of Bernard (Hawk Charging Daylight) (standing at left), Horace (Horse) (standing at right), Reuben Quick Bear (Kills the Enemy) (seated at left), John Renville (seated at center), and Rufus (Strikes the Enemy) (seated at right). All are wearing school uniforms.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Unidentified male student #41, c.1880

Studio portrait of an unidentified male student wearing a straw hat and a bandana. Previous cataloging interprets a date of 1880 in the caption. 

Note: This appears to be a photograph of a photograph. The original photograph appears to be of a Carlisle student taken in Choate's studio. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Nancy Renville and Justine La Framboise [version 1], c.1880

Studio portrait of Nancy Renville and Justine La Framboise, both wearing school-issued print dresses.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Unidentified male student #21, c.1880

Studio portrait of an unidentified male student wearing school uniform. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Five young male Sioux students [version 1], c.1880

Studio portrait of (back row, left to right): David (Kills Without Wounding), Nathan (Ear), Pollock Spotted Tail; and (front row, left to right): Marshall (Marshall Bad Milk), and Hugh (Running Horse). All are wearing school uniforms. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Five young male Sioux students [version 3], c.1880

Studio portrait of (back row, left to right): David (Kills Without Wounding), Nathan (Ear), Pollock Spotted Tail; and (front row, left to right): Marshall (Marshall Bad Milk), and Hugh (Running Horse). All are wearing school uniforms.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Swedish National Museums of World Culture

Samuel High Bear and Guy (Bear Don't Scare) at the school bakery, c.1880

Students Samuel High Bear and Guy (Bear Don't Scare) working at the bakery. This is a posed photo of them loading loaves of bread on a wheelbarrow outside the bakery.

Note: The Cumberland County Historical Society has two copies of this image:  PA-CH1-084c and CS-CH-099.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Tso-de-ar-ko, Wild Horse, and an interpreter [version 1], c.1880

Studio portrait of Tso-de-ar-ko, a Wichita chief, and Wild Horse, a Comanche chief, with Mr. Clark, an interpreter from Indian Territory. 

The caption reads: Tso-de-aiko Wichita Chief,         Clarke Interperter Ind Leg     Wild Horse Commnche Chief

The handwritten not on the reverse side reads: Number 17

The Cumberland County Historical Society has two copies of this image: PA-CH1-014b and CS-CH-053. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Son of the Star, c.1880

Studio portrait of Son of the Star, an Arickaree Chief, also known as Santa Fe Star. 

The Cumberland County Historical Society has four copies of this image: PA-CH1-018a, CS-CH-031.1-.2, and 12-11-01. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

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