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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Louis Tewanima

The caption reads: LOUIS TEWANIMA MARATHON RUNNER

The printed note reads: He is a full - blood Hopi Indian who came to Carlisle five years ago unable to speak English, with long hair and opposed to education. He is now one of the most studious and progressive students in the school. He is considered by experts as America's greatest long-distance runner and will represent the United States in the Olympic Games. 

This image appears in Red Man vol. 4, no. 10 (June 1912): 448. 

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Warner and Thorpe at Football Practice, c.1910

The handwritten note on the reverse side reads: WARNER & THORPE

This image was shared courtesy of Robert R. Rowe.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Robert R. Rowe Private Collection

Easter Greetings, 1914

The printed note reads: A Gladsome Easter

Postcard from Herbert Holy Elk to Moses Friedman regarding a letter and blank sent to Holy Elk as well as informing Fridman that he was trapping this winter. Sent on March 3, 1914 from Eastman, South Dakota.

Format: Postcard

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Lida O. Wheelock on Stage, c.1912

The handwritten note reads: Lida W.

Lida O. Wheelock on stage behind a table holding a bowl. Two unidentified individuals on the stage.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Katrina Scott with her daughters, c.1910

The handwritten note on the reverse side reads: Mrs. Katrina Scott and Daughters, St. Xavier, Montana 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W, Postcard

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Good Type of the Hopi Maiden

The caption reads: GOOD TYPE OF THE HOPI MAIDEN (Photo by Carpenter, of Field Museum)

This image appears in Red Man vol. 4, no. 2 (October 1911): 77.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

School Room, 1896

The handwritten label on the slide reads: School Room. 1896.

This image was shared courtesy of Robert R. Rowe.

Format: Lantern Slide

Repository: Robert R. Rowe Private Collection

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