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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Lillian Bigknife, 1911

This illustration of Lillian Bigknife appeared in the New York Herald on October 1, 1911 as part of a feature about Isaac Lyon's death, which was suspected to be caused by his "witch" wife, Lillian Bigknife.

Format: Drawing

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Lone Star's Wife in Her Tribal Dress, c.1910

The caption reads: LONE STAR'S WIFE IN HER TRIBAL DRESS. Our artists in portraying Indians too often "try to improve upon the native dress, and it is evident," says an Indian artist, "that they do not use the native costume as a model, but trust to their imagination."

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Mr. Watt's Idea in Practice in a Chicago Schoolroom

The caption reads: AIR AND EFFICIENT EDUCATION- MR. WATT'S IDEA IN PRACTICE IN A CHICAGO SCHOOLROOM

This image appears in Red Man vol. 4, no. 2 (October 1911): 56.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Mrs. Henry Roberts, c.1910

The caption reads: She was Miss Rose De Nomie, a nurse in the Carlisle Indian School Hospital.  When Roberts, star end on the Indians' football team, was injured in a game she nursed him back to health and strength, and was wooed and won by him.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Five Carlisle Football Players, c.1910

The handwritten note on the reverse side reads: BRACKLIN  CALAC  GUYON  WELCH  VETTERNACK

This image was shared courtesy of Robert R. Rowe.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Robert R. Rowe Private Collection

Herbert Bradby, c.1910

This photograph of Herbert R. Bradby, also known as Herbert Bradley, is from his student file at the U.S. National Archives.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Unidentified Football Player, c.1910 #1

The Carlisle Football player in this photograph has not been identified.

This image was shared courtesy of Robert R. Rowe.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Robert R. Rowe Private Collection

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