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: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Five Sioux students [version 1], c.1879

Group of five Sioux students posed on the bandstand on the school grounds. They are Conrad (Thunder), Gilbert (Short Leg), Arnold (Runs After the Moon), Dora (Her Pipe), and Ruth (Looking Woman).

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Emma (Plenty Aunt), Rufus (Strikes the Enemy), Theron Two Strike, and Arthur Two Strike, c.1879

Group portrait of one female and three male students in front of a building on the school grounds. Annotations on the image state they they were relatives of Black Crow. Based on that information they are probably Emma (Plenty Aunt), Rufus (Strikes the Enemy), Theron Two Strike, and Arthur Two Strike. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Henry Thigh, Frank Twiss, Morgan (Young Bird), and Rebecca Big Star, 1879

Group portrait of Henry Thigh, Frank Twiss, Morgan (Young Bird), and Rebecca Big Star posed on the steps of a building, presumably on the school grounds. 

Note: The Cumberland County Historical Society had previously identified the female sitter as Maud (Little Girl) based on interpretation of the caption. However, since Maud was seventeen years old on arrival, it seems more likely that this is Rebecca Big Star. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Samuel High Bear, Herbert (Yellow Sack), Maurice (Yellow Hair), and Anna Laura (Pretty Woman), 1879

Portrait of Samuel High Bear, Herbert (Yellow Sack), Maurice (Yellow Hair), and Anna Laura (Pretty Woman) posed on the bandstand on the school grounds.

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

George Walker, John Renville, Edward Upright, Nancy Renville, and Justine La Framboise, c.1879

Portrait of George Walker, John Renville, Edward Upright, Nancy Renville, and Justine La Framboise posed on the bandstand on the school grounds. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Cecil (Red Man), Walter Bullman, Zonie McKenzie, and Ruth (Looking Woman) [version 2], c.1879

Portrait of Cecil (Red Man), Walter Bullman, Zonie McKenzie, and Ruth (Looking Woman) posed on the staircase of the bandstand on the school grounds. 

Format: Stereograph

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

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 group of women and girls to arrive, 1879

This stereoscope shows the first group of women and girls to be enrolled at the Carlisle Indian School, arriving from the Pine Ridge and Rosebud Sioux Reservations in October 1879.

Format: Stereograph

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

Former Fort Marion prisoners at the Carlisle Indian School, c.1879

Portrait of White Bear, Zonkeuh, Koba, Henry Roman Nose, Little Chief, Charles Oheltoint, Etadleuh Doanmoe, and White Man posed on the grounds of the school. 

Note: The Cumberland County Historical Society notes the identification of these people is based on a copy of the image posted for sale on eBay. That copy was identitied as "No. 27, Flordida Boys." 

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

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

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

Five chiefs and two interpreters [version 2], c.1880

Portrait of chiefs Brother-to-All, Like the Bear, Poor Wolf, Son-of-the-Star, and American Horse posed with interpreters John Bridgeman and John Smith, standing in front of the bandstand on the school grounds.

Note: The other version of this image (Related Images), is the uncropped version which also has Richard Henry Pratt in the background.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Five Sioux girls [version 2], c.1880

Studio portrait of Ruth (Looking Woman), Hattie Long Wolf, Anna Laura, Grace Cook, and Stella Berht.

Note: The Cumberland County Historical Society has three copies of this image: CS-CH-066, PA-CH1-023a, and 10-B-12.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

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

Left Hand and his son, U.S. Grant (Grant Left Hand) [version 2], c.1880

Studio portrait of Left Hand, an Arapaho chief, with his son, U.S. Grant also known as Grant Left Hand. 

The Cumberland County Historical Society has four copies of this image: PA-CH1-064a and CS-CH-044.1-.3.  

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Wounded Yellow Robe, Chauncey Yellow Robe, and Henry Standing Bear [version 1] [after], 1886

Studio portrait of Wounded Yellow Robe (also known as Richard Yellow Robe), Chauncey Yellow Robe (also known as Timber Yellow Robe), and Henry Standing Bear, all wearing school uniforms.

Note: The Cumberland County Historical Society also has a copy of the print photo. According to their information, Chauncey Yellow robe is seated at left, Henry Standing Bear is standing in the middle, and Wounded Yellow Robe is seated at right.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Walter Matches [version 2], c.1880

Studio portrait of Walter Matches.

Note: The Cumberland County Historical Society has three copies of this image: PA-CH1-034a and CS-CH-015.1-.2. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Five Sioux girls [version 1], c.1880

Studio portrait of Ruth (Looking Woman), Hattie Long Wolf, Anna Laura, Grace Cook, and Stella Berht.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Five male Sioux students [version 1], 1880

Studio portrait of Bernard (Hawk Charging Daylight) (standing at left), Horace (Horse) (standing at right), Reuben Quick Bear (Kills the Enemy) (seated at left), John Renville (seated at center), and Rufus (Strikes the Enemy) (seated at right). All are wearing school uniforms.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Unidentified male student #20, c.1880

Studio portrait of an unidentified male student wearing school uniform. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Lucy Black Shortnose, Ella Hippy, Fanny (Knife Holder), Mabel Doanmoe, and Laura Doanmoe [version 1], c.1880

Studio portrait of Lucy Black Shortnose, Ella Hippy, Fanny (Knife Holder), Mabel Doanmoe, and Laura Doanmoe.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Iron Wing, c.1880

Studio portrait of Iron Wing, a Sioux chief. 

The Cumberland County Historical Society has four copies of this image: PA-CH1-011b and CS-CH-036.1-.3.  

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

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