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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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Five young female Osage students [version 1], c.1882

Studio portrait of five young female students, all wearing school uniforms with white pinafores. They are Alice Long Pole, Julia Pryor, Metopa, Josephine Pryor, and Myrtie Tallchief. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Tom Torlino [version 2], 1882

Studio portrait of Tom Torlino wearing native dress and ornaments.

Note: This is probably a photograph taken of the print of the Torlino photograph

The Cumberland County Historical Society also has four copies of this image: PA-CH2-004a, BS-CH-008, US-50a, and 12-26-03.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Hospital and Disciplinarian's Quarters, c.1882

The Hospital building and the Disciplinarian's Quarters. This building replaced the original hospital on the school grounds in 1881.

The Cumberland County Historical Society has three copies of this image: PA-CH1-008, 10A-C-05, and 12-07-05. The caption for 10A-C-05 reads "Hospital, built mainly by Indian apprentices."  

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Otto Zotoum [version 2], c.1882

Studio portrait of Otto Zotoum wearing school uniform.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Samuel Scott, c.1882

Studio portrait of Samuel Scott.

Note: The Cumberland County Historical Society has two copies of this image: PA-CH1-029d and 13-29-02.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Male student with a male visitor [?], c.1882

Studio portrait of a male student in uniform with a man wearing a white scarf, probably a visitor.

Previous cataloging from the National Anthropological Archives provided a date of 1894 for this image. It is not clear what this was based on. 

 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Eleven female Omaha students [version 1], c.1882

Studio portrait of eleven female students in school uniforms. Caption information states they are from the Omaha nation and entered in 1882. If that is accurate, then they are probably Alice Springer, Jennie Mitchell, Mary Tyndall, Ettie Tyndall, Mary Hewitt, Etta Webster, Elsie Springer, Lettie Esau, Alice Fremont, Fannie Merrick, and Mamie Springer.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

William B. Peery, c.1882

Studio portrait of William B. Peery wearing school uniform.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Mason Pratt, Charles Kihega, Samuel Townsend, and Benjamin Marshall [version 1], c.1882

Studio portrait of Mason Pratt (seated at left), Charles Kihega (standing), Samuel Townsend (seated at right), and Benjamin Marshall (seated at right). The three students are wearing school uniforms. Mason Pratt was the son of Richard Henry Pratt. 

Note: Previous cataloging indicates the handwritten caption includes that these are student in the "paint shop." It is more likely that this says "print shop." 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Mason Pratt, Charles Kihega, Samuel Townsend, and Benjamin Marshall [version 2], c.1882

Studio portrait of Mason Pratt (seated at left), Charles Kihega (standing), Samuel Townsend (seated at right), and Benjamin Marshall (seated in center). The three students are wearing school uniforms. 

Note: Mason Pratt was the son of Richard Henry Pratt.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Julia Given, Joshua Given and Otto Zotoum [?] with two visiting chiefs, c.1882

Studio portrait of two visiting chiefs with two male students and one female student. Based on comparison with other photographs we believe the students are Julia Given (standing at right), Joshua Given and probably Otto Zotoum (standing at left). We also believe Chief Big Bow is seated on the left. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

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