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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Indian girls in first uniforms, 1880

Portrait of forty-three female students, posed in three rows on the school grounds. In the background on the bandstand are seated Richard Henry Pratt and some teachers. The caption for this image identifies it as "Indian girls in their first uniforms, October 1880." 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Five Native Americans, c.1881

Studio portrait of five Native Americans, probably visiting chiefs. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Hospital Building, c.1881

View of the hospital building with staff and students posed on the porches. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Ellis Childers, c.1881

Studio portrait of Ellis Childers wearing school uniform.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

White Buffalo in headdress with bow and arrow (pose #1) [version 2], 1881

The caption reads: WHITE BUFFALO – CHEYENNE.  AT CARLISLE '81–'84.

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

Dining room decorated for Christmas, c.1881

View of the dining room decorated for Christmas with female student workers posed near the tables. 

The caption identifies it as "Christmas Dinner, Indian School, Carlisle, Pa." 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Mary Ealy, Nellie Carey, Mary Perry, and Jennie Hammaker with teacher Mary Hyde [version 1], c.1881

Studio portrait of Mary Ealy, Nellie Carey, Mary Perry, and Jennie Hammaker with teacher Mary Hyde. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Richard Henry Pratt with three young students, c.1881

Studio portrait of Richard Henry Pratt with two unidentified female students and one unidentified male student. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Ten male Creek students posed at the bandstand [version 2], 1881

Ten male Creek students posed at the bandstand on the school grounds. All are wearing school uniforms. In the front row (from left to right) are: Almarine McKellop, Robert Stewart, Alexander McNac, Ellis Childers, Samuel Checote, and Corenlius Carr. In the back row (front left to right) are: Benjamin Marshall, James Bell, Samuel Scott, and Silas Childers.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Silas Childers, c.1881

Studio portrait of Silas Childers wearing school uniform.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Yellow Bear and his daughter, Minnie Yellow Bear [version 2], c.1881

Studio portrait of Yellow Bear and his daughter, Minnie Yellow Bear. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Ten male Creek students posed at the bandstand [version 1], 1881

Ten male Creek students posed at the bandstand on the school grounds. All are wearing school uniforms. In the front row (from left to right) are: Almarine McKellop, Robert Stewart, Alexander McNac, Ellis Childers, Samuel Checote, and Corenlius Carr. In the back row (front left to right) are: Benjamin Marshall, James Bell, Samuel Scott, and Silas Childers.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Dessie Prescott, Jennie Lawrence, Nellie Robertson, and Katie La Croix with Sarah Mather [version 2], c.1881

Studio portrait of Dessie Prescott (seated far left), Jennie Lawrence (seated front left), Nellie Robertson (standing back right), and Katie La Croix (seated far right) with teacher Sarah Mather (seated in center). The students are all wearing school uniforms and holding dolls.

Note: The Cumberland County Historical Society has two copies of this image: PA-CH2-012b and CS-CH-067.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Boys' Quarters, c.1881

Male students posed in front of the building used as the Boys' Quarters, later known as the Large Boys' Quarters. 

This image was taken before the third floor was added. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Group of visiting chiefs with Richard Henry Pratt, c.1881

Group portrait of thirteen Native American men, probably visiting chiefs, with five white men and Richard Henry Pratt (seated in chair at right). They are posed in front of the bandstand on the school grounds.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Harriet Mary Elder [version 1], c.1881

Studio portrait of Harriet Mary Elder probably wearing school uniform. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Indian Chiefs who visited the Carlisle Indian School [version 2] c.1881

The printed note on the reverse side reads: NOTED INDIAN CHIEFS Who have visited the Indian Training School, Carlisle, Pa.

1. Spotted Tail, Sioux Chief, Rosebud Agency, Dakota.
2. Iron Wing, Sioux Chief, Rosebud Agency, Dakota.
3. American Horse, Sioux Chief, Pine Ridge Agency, Dakota.
4. Red Shirt, Sioux Chief, Pine Ridge Agency, Dakota.
5. White Eagle, Ponca Chief, Indian Territory.
6. Standing Buffalo, Ponca Chief, Indian Territory.
7. Poor Wolf, Mandan Chief, Fort Berthold, Dakota.
8. Son of the Star. Arickaree Chief, Fort Berthold, Dakota.
9. White Man, Apache Chief, Indian Territory.
10. Stumbling Bear, Kiowa Chief, Indian Territory.
11. Tso-de-ar-ko, Wichita Chief, Indian Territory.
12. Big Horse, Cheyenne Chief, Indian Territory.
13. Bob Tail, Cheyenne Chief, Indian Territory.
14. Man-on-the-Cloud, Cheyenne, Indian Territory.
15. Mad Wolf, Cheyenne, Indian Territory.
16. Little Raven, Arapahoe Chief, Indian Territory.
17. Yellow Bear, Arapahoe Chief, Indian Territory.
18. Left Hand, Arapahoe Chief, Indian Territory.
19. Ouray, Ute Chief, Colorado.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Visiting chiefs with two female students, c. 1881

Group portrait of nine Native American men, one white man, and two female students. Most of the Native American men are probably visiting chiefs. They are posed on the school grounds, in front of one of the dormitory buildings. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Frank Twiss, c.1881

Studio portrait of Frank Twiss wearing school uniform.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

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

Large Boys' Quarters, c.1881

View of the Boys' Quarters with students in uniforms posed on the porches and in the yard in front of the building. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Ada Bent, c.1881

Studio portrait of Ada Bent wearing school uniform. A handwritten caption along the side of the image probably reads: Ada Bent.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

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