Images

The Images section 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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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

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

Thomas Carlisle and Bob Bent [version 1], c.1879

Studio portrait of Thomas Carlisle, seated, in school uniform, and Bob Bent, an interpreter, standing.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Thomas Carlisle and Bob Bent [version 2], c.1879

Studio portrait of Thomas Carlisle wearing school uniform, seated, and Bob Bent, an interpreter, standing. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Darlington [version 2], c.1880

Studio portrait of Darlington wearing school uniform. 

Note: CCHS has two copies of this image: PA-CH1-032b and CS-CH-003.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Bob Tail and his son Joseph Bobtail, c.1880 [version1]

Studio portrait of Bob Tail in native clothing and his son, Joseph Bobtail, wearing school uniform. There is an illegible handwritten caption along the side of the image.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

David Blue Teeth and Hope Blue Teeth, c.1880

Studio portrait of David Blue Teeth (standing) and his sister Hope Blue Teeth (seated). David is wearing a school uniform and Hope is in non-native dress. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Etadleuh Doanmoe, c.1880

Studio portrait of Etadleuh Doanmoe, a member of the Kiowa Nation.

The caption reads: Etahdleuh

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Lucy Black Shortnose, c.1880

Studio portrait of Lucy Black Shortnose wearing non-native clothing.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Bob Tail and his son Joseph Bobtail, c.1880 [version 2]

Studio portrait of Bob Tail, dressed in native clothing, with his son Joseph Bobtail, dressed in school uniform. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Laura Doanmoe, c.1880

Studio portrait of Laura Doanmoe wearing school uniform. Handwritten caption along the side of the image reads: Laura Doanmoe

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

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

Chief Big Horse and Hubbell Big Horse, c.1880

Studio portrait of Chief Big Horse and his son, Hubbell Big Horse. Chief Big Horse wears traditional clothes and Hubbell is in a school uniform. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Cook with his daughter Grace Cook, c.1880

Cook, in native clothing, and his daughter, Grace Cook, in non-native clothing.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Chief Minimec, c.1880

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

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

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Justine La Framboise, c.1880

The handwritten note reads: Justine

The handwritten note on the reverse side reads: No 48 Justine La Framboise from Sisseton Agency Dakota

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Fanny and Dora, c.1880

Studio portrait of Fanny and Dora both wearing school uniforms.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Tso-de-aiko, Wild Horse, and Interpreter, c.1880

The caption reads: Tso-de-aiko Wichita Chief,         Clarke Interperter Ind Leg     Wild Horse Commnche Chief

The handwritte not on the reverse side reads: Number 17

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Four Pueblo Children from Zuni, New Mexico, c.1880

The printed caption on the reverse side reads:
No 20.   
Teai-e-se-u-lu-ti-wa - Frank Cushing.

Tra-wa-ea-tsa-lun-kia - Saylor Ealy.
Tsai au-tit-sa - Mary Ealy.
Jan-i-uh-tit sa - Jennie Hammaker.
 - Pueblos.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

White Man and Stumbling Bear, c.1880

The caption reads: White Man Apache Chief    Stumbling Bear Kiowa Chief

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Unidentified Male, c.1880

The individual in this carte de visite has not been identified.

This image was shared courtesy of Robert R. Rowe.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Robert R. Rowe Private Collection

Stella Berht, c.1880

Studio portait of Stella Berht wearing non-native clothing, probably school uniform. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Darlington [version 1], c.1880

Studio portrait of Darlington wearing school uniform. 

Handwritten caption along bottom edge of image probably reads: Darlington.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Cook and Daughter, c.1880

The handwritten caption reads: Cook - and. Daughter -

His daughter is student Grace Cook. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Benjamin Thomas, Mary Perry, and John Menaul, 1880 [before]

Benjamin Thomas (Wat-ye-eh), Mary Perry (Ki-ot-se), and John Menaul (Kowsh-te-ah), at their arrival and in native dress, Pueblo Indians from Laguna, New Mexico

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

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