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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Marshall Bad Milk (Little Wolf), Alvan (One That Kills Horse), Austin Holy Bear (Wind Blows), and Horace (White Whirlwind), c.1879

Outdoor portrait of Marshall Bad Milk (Little Wolf), Alvan (One That Kills Horse), Austin Holy Bear (Wind Blows), and Horace (White Whirlwind) posed in front of the bandstand on the school grounds. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Group portrait of nine Sioux students, c.1879

Portrait of nine Sioux students posed next to one of the school buildings. The students are Edward Little (Behind), James (White Man), George Hollow Horned Bear (Little Man), George Hollow Horned Bear (Little Man), Bernard (Hawk Charging Daylight), David (Kills Without Warning), Horace (White Whirlwind), Hope (Yellow Ear), Ida (Shoes), and Stella Berht (White Mare). 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Andrew (His Shield), Paul Black Bear (Makes Himself Run), and Baldwin Blue Horse (Takes His Own) [version 1], 1879

Portrait of Andrew (His Shield), Paul Black Bear (Makes Himself Run), and Baldwin Blue Horse (Takes His Own) posed on the bandstand on the school grounds. One student is wearing a school uniform; the other two are in non-native dress. This photo was probably taken very close to their arrival on October 6, 1879. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Agnes (White Cow) and Ernest (Knocks Off), c.1879

Portrait of Agnes (White Cow) and Ernest (Knocks Off) posed on the steps of the bandstand on the school grounds.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Andrew (His Shield), Paul Black Bear (Makes Himself Run), and Baldwin Blue Horse (Takes His Own) [version 2], 1879

Portrait of Andrew (His Shield), Paul Black Bear (Makes Himself Run), and Baldwin Blue Horse (Takes His Own) posed on the bandstand on the school grounds. One student is wearing a school uniform; the other two are in in non-native clothing. This photo was probably taken close to their arrival on October 6, 1879. 

Format: Stereograph

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Group portrait of Kiowa students, c.1879

Group portrait of Etadleuh Doanmoe, Laura Doanmoe, Joshua Given, Charles (Left Hand), Mabel (Little), Fanny (Knife Holder), and Lucius Aitsan (Cute) posed in front of a school building.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

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

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

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

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

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

Justine La Framboise [version 1], 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

Charles Kawboodle, c.1880

Studio portrait of Charles Kawboodle wearing non-native clothing.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

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

Justine La Framboise [version 2], c.1880

Studio portrait of Justine La Framboise wearing non-native clothing.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

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.

Note: The student Taylor Ealy is incorrectly identified here as Saylor Ealy. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Hugh (Running Horse), c.1880

Studio portrait of Hugh (Running Horse) wearing school uniform. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

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

Walter Matches [version 2], c.1880

Studio portrait of Walter Matches wearing non-native clothing.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

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

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

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