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

Dessie Prescott, c.1881

Photograph of a studio portrait of Dessie Prescott. 

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

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

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

Visiting chief with four male students, c.1881

Studio portrait of a visiting Native American chief with four male students in school uniforms. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Fifteen female Creek students with teacher, 1881

Portrait of fifteen female students with a female teacher posed in front of and on the bandstand on the school grounds. The caption on the album page identifies them as Creek students who arrived in January 1881. 

The Cumberland County Historical Society has identified them as: front row, left to right, Elizabeth McIntosh, Rosa Ross, Millie McIntosh, Eliza Chissoe, Ella Moore, Sarah Elizabeth Crowell, Elizabeth McNac, Minnie Atkins; back row, left to right, Eliza Bell, Rachel Checote, Millie Brown, Bessie West, Martha Elizabeth Moore, Nancy McIntosh, and Jane Freeman. 

A researcher has indicated that the teacher pictured is likely Alice Robertson.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Our Boys and Girls, 1881

The printed note on the reverse side reads: OUR BOYS AND GIRLS At the Indian Training School, Carlisle, Pa.

1. White Buffalo, Cheyenne, I. T.
2. Mittie Houston, Wichita, I. T.
3. Samuel Townsend, Pawnee, I. T.
4. Nancy Renville, Sisseston Sioux, D. T.     Daughter of Chief Gabriel Renville.
5. Grace Cook, Sioux, D. T.
6. Justine La Framboise, Sisseton Sioux, D. T.
7. Grace Cook, Sioux, D. T.
8. Anna Raven, Arapahoe, I. T.     Daughter of Chief Little Raven
9. Walter Matches, Cheyenne, I. T.
10. White Buffalo, Cheyenne, I. T.
11. John Renville, Sisseton Sioux, D. T. Son of Chief Gabriel Renville.
12. Mille Brown, Creek, I. T.
13. Sheldon Jackson, Pueblo, N. M.
14. Bernard, Sioux, D. T.
15. Mary Ealy, Pueblo, N. M.
16. Samuel Baker, Sioux D. T.
17. Daniel Tucker, Arapahoe, I. T.
18. Henry Roman-Nose, Cheyenne, I. T.
19. Mary Perry, Pueblo, N. M.
20. Laura Toneadlemah, Kiowa, I. T.   Daugher of Chief Red Buffalo
21. Jennie Hammaker, Pueblo, N. M.
22. Joseph, Cheyenne, I. T.
23. Pollock, Sioux. Son of Chief Spotted Tail.
24. Albert Tulsey, Seminole, I. T. Son of Rev. Mr. Tulsey, Indian missionary to the Creek nation.
25. Horace Coarse Voice, D. T.
26. John Shields, N. M. Adopted son of Gov. Therdocio Durem.
27. Sheldon Jackson, Pueblo, N. M.
28. Harriet Mary, Nez Perce, I. T.
29. Hugh, Sioux, D. T. Grandson of Chief Spotted Tail.
30. Minnie Atkins, Creek, I. T.
31. Minnie Yellow Bear, Arapahoe. Daughter of Chief Yellow Bear.
32. Kesseta. Lipan, taken prisoner by U.S. troops in Mexico
33. Frank Cushing, Pueblo, N. M.
34. David Blueteeth, Sioux, D. T.

The Cumberland County Historical Society has two copies of this image: PA-CH1-073b and CS-CH-088. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Dessie Prescott, Jennie Lawrence, Nellie Robertson, and Katie La Croix with Sarah Mather [version 1], 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. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Twelve male Arapaho students #2, c.1881

Studio portrait of twelve unidentified male students, most in school uniforms. 

Previous cataloging identifies these students as being from the Arapaho nation. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Pratt family in front of the Superintendent's Quarters [version 1], c.1881

View of the Superintendent's Quarters with the chapel visible beside it. Richard Henry Pratt, his wife, and an infant are posed in front of the house with a Native American man. There are two young girls on the front porch and two people on the second floor balcony. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Lamotte Primaux [version 1], c.1881

Studio portrait of Lamotte Primaux wearing school uniform.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Seven male Pawnee students, 1881

Studio portrait of seven unidentified male students. 

Previous cataloging identifies them as from the Pawnee nation and provides a date of January 1881 for the image. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Owen Yellow Hair [version 1], c.1881

Studio portrait of Owen Yellow Hair wearing a uniform.

Note: Previous cataloging indicates the handwritten caption contains the date 1894. However, that is not possible if this person is Owen Yellow Hair.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Lamotte Primaux [version 2], c.1881

Studio portrait of Lamotte Primaux wearing school uniform.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Nine Arapaho students [version 2], c.1881

Studio portrait of five male students and four female students, all wearing school uniforms. The caption states that they are from the Arapaho nation and all arrived in February 1881. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

White Buffalo in headdress with bow and arrow (pose #2), 1881

Studio portrait of White Buffalo wearing native clothing including feathered headdress and holding a bow and arrow.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Kisetta Roosevelt and Jack Mather [version 2], c.1881

Studio portrait of Kisetta Roosevelt and Jack Mather. Roosevelt is wearing a school-issued print dress and Mather is wearing a school uniform.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Pratt family in front of the Superintendent's Quarters [version 2], c.1881

View of the Superintendent's Quarters with the chapel visible beside it. Richard Henry Pratt, his wife, and an infant are posed in front of the house with a Native American man. There are two young girls on the front porch and two people on the second floor balcony. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Six male Osage students [version 1], c.1881

Studio portrait of six male students, all wearing school uniforms. The caption identifies them as being from the Osage tribe. 

Cumberland County Historical Society Staff have identified Fred Lookout as the student in the front row, far right, based on comparison with other photos.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Otto Wells, c.1881

Studio portrait of Otto Wells.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Native American man with a male and a female student, c.1881

Studio portrait of a Native American man, probably a visiting chief or relative, with a male and a female student.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

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