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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Two Students, c.1886

Two unidentified students around 1886.

This photograph originally appeared in an album that E. A. Seabrook, a teacher at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School, received from his students on December 25, 1886.

This image was shared courtesy of Robert R. Rowe.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Robert R. Rowe Private Collection

Class of 1892

The caption reads: Graduating Class, 1892. Indian Industrial School, Carlisle, Pa.

Thomas Metoxen (Oneida.) Hattie Long Wolf (Sioux.) Reuben Wolfe (Omaha.) Luzena Choteau (Wyandotte.) William Baird (Oneida.) Albert Bishop, (Seneca.) Benajah Miles (Arapahoe.) Joseph Hamilton (Piegan.) Benjamin Caswell (Chippewa.) Frank Everett (Wichita.) Lydia Flint (Shawnee.) Fred Peake (Chippewa.)

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Male Student, c.1905

An unidentified Carlisle Indian School Student.

This image was shared courtesy of Robert R. Rowe.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Robert R. Rowe Private Collection

Indian Chiefs who visited the Carlisle Indian School, #1, c.1881

The caption reads: Noted Indian Chiefs.

The printed note on the reverse side reads: NOTED INDIAN CHIEFS Who have visited the Indian Training School, Carlisle, Pa.

1. Spotted Tail, Sioux Chief, Rosebud Agency, Dakota.
2. Iron Wing, Sioux Chief, Rosebud Agency, Dakota.
3. American Horse, Sioux Chief, Pine Ridge Agency, Dakota.
4. Red Shirt, Sioux Chief, Pine Ridge Agency, Dakota.
5. White Eagle, Ponca Chief, Indian Territory.
6. Standing Buffalo, Ponca Chief, Indian Territory.
7. Poor Wolf, Mandan Chief, Fort Berthold, Dakota.
8. Son of the Star. Arickaree Chief, Fort Berthold, Dakota.
9. White Man, Apache Chief, Indian Territory.
10. Stumbling Bear, Kiowa Chief, Indian Territory.
11. Tso-de-ar-ko, Wichita Chief, Indian Territory.
12. Big Horse, Cheyenne Chief, Indian Territory.
13. Bob Tail, Cheyenne Chief, Indian Territory.
14. Man-on-the-Cloud, Cheyenne, Indian Territory.
15. Mad Wolf, Cheyenne, Indian Territory.
16. Little Raven, Arapahoe Chief, Indian Territory.
17. Yellow Bear, Arapahoe Chief, Indian Territory.
18. Left Hand, Arapahoe Chief, Indian Territory.
19. Ouray, Ute Chief, Colorado.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Carpenter Shop and Tailoring Department, 1909

The caption on this postcard reads: CARPENTER SHOP AND TAILORING DEPT, INDIAN SCHOOL, CARLISLE, PA.

Format: Postcard

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Log Cabin Where "Sick Feast" Was Held, 1911

This image of a log cabin 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: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Mr. and Mrs. D. B. Childers and children Clarence, Eloise, and Ruby. Broken Arrow Oklahoma, 1915

Reverse of photograph states: Mr. and Mrs. D. B. Childers and children Clarence, Eloise, and Ruby. Broken Arrow Oklahoma, October 8, 1915.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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