Image Collection

The Image Collection 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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First Party of Students, 1879

The caption reads: FIRST PARTY EIGHTY TWO SIOUX ARRIVED AT CARLISLE OCT. 6, 1879.

This image appears in The Indian Industrial School Carlisle, PA: 23rd Year (Carlisle, PA: 1902).

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Sioux girls arrive in Carlisle, 1879

This caption reads: FIRST SIOUX GIRLS – AS THEY CAME TO CARLISLE   OCT. 6TH, 1879.

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

Indian Chief, c.1880

The caption reads: Cheyenne Chief (Manenmic) one of Florida prisoners

The handwritten note on the reverse side reads: Miuimic Chief of Comanche Indians from a painting by J. Wells Champney, at Ft Marion, Florida

This image was shared courtesy of Robert R. Rowe.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Robert R. Rowe Private Collection

Two Sioux Chiefs visit the Carlisle Indian School, 1880

The caption reads: SPOTTED TAIL AND IRON WING. SIOUX CHIEFS WHO VISITED THE SCHOOL IN 1880.

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

White Buffalo, #1, c.1881 [before]

The handwritten note on the reverse side reads: White Buffalo. Cheyenne. Native dress.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

White Buffalo, c.1881 [after]

The handwritten note on the reverse side reads: White Buffalo. Cheyenne.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

White Buffalo, #2, c.1881 [before]

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

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