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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Four male Sioux students [version 2], 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: Stereograph

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Four Sioux students, c.1879

Group portrait of Stephen Murray (Makes Trouble in Front), Geoffrey Chips (Runs in the Clouds), Grace Cook (Crockery Face), and Nellie (Yellow Lodge) posed in front of one of the school buildings. 

Note: The Cumberland County Historical Society also has a a stereograph of this image in their collections (SG03-12). 

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Four male Sioux students [version 1], c.1879

Four male students posed on the bandstand on the school grounds. They are Joe Taylor, Dennis (Strikes First), Daniel Milk (Warrior), and Nathan (Ear).

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

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

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. 

Note: The Cumberland County Historical Society has several copies of this image, including PA-CH1-030b, BS-CH-29, 10-B-29, and 12-21-01. 

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

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).

The Cumberland County Historical Society has several versions of this image, inlcuidng PA-CH2-012a, 10-B-30, BS-CH-20, 00309B#01, and SG03-04. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

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

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 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

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

Young Spotted Tail, c.1880

This glass plate negative of Young Spotted Tail, eldest son of Chief Spotted Tail, seems to be an image of an earlier photograph. It is not clear if Young Spotted Tail ever visited Carlisle. John Choate may have taken this photographic print because he had lost or broken his own original negative of this image, but what is more likely is that the photographic print was the product of another photographer entirely, and Choate simply wished to make a copy for personal use or for sale.

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Joseph Wisecoby and Moses Nonway, c.1880

Studio portrait of Joseph Wisecoby and Moses Nonway, both wearing school uniforms and holding hats.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Marcus Poko and Otto Wells [?], c.1880

Studio portrait of Marcus Poko and Otto Wells [?], both wearing school uniforms.

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Unidentified Male, c.1880

The individual in this carte de visite has not been identified.

This image was shared courtesy of Robert R. Rowe.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Robert R. Rowe Private Collection

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

Walter Matches [version 2], c.1880

Studio portrait of Walter Matches.

Note: The Cumberland County Historical Society has three copies of this image: PA-CH1-034a and CS-CH-015.1-.2. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Hugh (Running Horse), c.1880

Studio portrait of Hugh (Running Horse) wearing school uniform. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Chief Big Horse and Hubbell Big Horse [version 1], c.1880

Studio portrait of Chief Big Horse and his son, Hubbell Big Horse. Chief Big Horse wears traditional clothes and Hubbell is in a school uniform. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

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