Twelve Navajo students (pose 1), 1882

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Twelve Navajo students (pose 1), 1882

Portrait of Richard Henry Pratt (seated on the bandstand) with one female Navajo student and eleven male students. The female student, Antoinette Williams, had arrived on December 5, 1881. She and Pratt are posed with a group of male Navajo students who had arrived on the day this photograph was taken, October 21, 1882.

The students are, seated, left to right: Tom Torlino, George Williams, Stailey Norcross, Antoinette Williams, Charles Damon; standing, left to right - Manuelito Chiquito, Manuelito Choni, Charlie, John Bitzclay, Francisco, Saahtlie (George Watchman), Benjamin Damon.

There is another version of this photograph (pose 2) with the same group of people. The only difference is that in the other version Tom Torlino is standing at the far left; here he is seated at the far left. 

The Cumberland County Historical Society has two copies of this image: PA-CH1-034b and BS-CH-009a. 

Photographer: 
John N. Choate, Carlisle, PA
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Location: 
PC 2002.2, folder 3