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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Four male Sioux students [version 1], c.1879

Four male students posed outside a building, presumably on the school grounds. They are: Norman (Wants To Be Chief), Luther Standing Bear (Kills Plenty), Reuben Quick Bear (Kills the Enemy), and Raymond Stewart (Paints Dust). 

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph

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 Blue Teeth, Ida (Shoes), and Stella Berht (White Mare). 

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Four male Sioux students [version 2], c.1879

Four male students posed outside a building, presumably on the school grounds. They are: Norman (Wants to be Chief), Luther Standing Bear (Kills Plenty), Reuben Quick Bear (Kills the Enemy), and Raymond Stewart (Paints Dust). 

Format: 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

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

First group of male students (staggered pose), 1879

Group portrait of the first male students at the school in front the boys' dormitory. Some are standing on the balcony of the building, others are seated or standing on the porch or in front of the building. Interpreter Charles Tackett is standing at the far left. 

These students came from the Pine Ridge and Rosebud agencies and arrived on October 6, 1879. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

First group of female students [version 2], 1879

Group portrait of the first female students, who came from the Pine Ridge and Rosebud Sioux Reservations on October 6, 1879. Matron Sarah Mather is standing at left and interpreter Charles Tackett is standing at left. 

Format: Stereograph

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

First group of female students [version 1], 1879

Group portrait of the first female students at the school from the Pine Ridge and Rosebud reservations, arriving on October 6, 1879. Matron Sarah Mather is standing at left and interpreter Charles Tackett is standing at right. 

This image appears in John N. Choate's Souvenir of the Carlisle Indian School (Carlisle, PA: J. N. Choate, 1902).

The Cumberland County Historical Society has several versions of this image, inlcuidng PA-CH2-012a, 10-B-30, BS-CH-20, 00309B#01, and SG03-04. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

First group of male students [version 2], 1879

Group portrait of first male students at the school from the Pine Ridge and Rosebud agencies. They arrived on October 6, 1879. Richard Henry Pratt is standing at far left and interpreter Charles Tackett is standing at far right. 

Note: The Cumberland County Historical Society has several copies of this image, including PA-CH1-030b, BS-CH-29, 10-B-29, and 12-21-01. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

First group of male students [version 1], 1879

Group portrait of first male students at the school from the Pine Ridge and Rosebud agencies. They arrived on October 6, 1879. Richard Henry Pratt is standing at far left and interpreter Charles Tackett is standing at far right. 

Note: The version of this photograph in the Richard Henry Pratt Papers at Yale University includes an identification of all students included. That version identifies the student lying on the group at the right as Moses Broken Leg. There was no student by that name in the first  group of male students and we have been unable to identify who he was.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

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

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.

Note: Robert (Bob) Bent was the uncle of student Ada Bent, whose father was George Bent, Robert's brother.

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.

Note: Robert (Bob) Bent was the uncle of student Ada Bent, whose father was George Bent, Robert's brother.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Chapel under construction, 1879

View of the Chapel being built in December of 1879. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Spotted Tail after his return from Washington [version 1], c.1880

Studio portrait of Spotted Tail, a Sioux chief, described as being "after his return from Washington." 

Note: This image was sold by photographer J.N. Choate (#23 on the list of photos being sold). It is here that it is described as being "after his return from Washington." 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

White Man and Stumbling Bear, c.1880

Studio portrait of White Man, an Apache chief, and Stumbling Bear, a Kiowa chief. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Five young male Sioux students [version 2], c.1880

Studio portrait of (back row, left to right): David (Kills Without Wounding), Nathan (Ear), Pollock Spotted Tail; and (front row, left to right): Marshall (Marshall Bad Milk), and Hugh (Running Horse). All are wearing school uniforms

Note: The Cumberland County Historical Society has three copies of this image: PA-CH1-021c, 10-B-07, and CS-CH-065.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Lizzie Walton, c.1880

Studio portrait of Lizzie Walton, probably wearing school uniform.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Frank Cushing, Taylor Ealy, Mary Ealy, and Jennie Hammaker [version 2], c.1880

Studio portrait of Frank Cushing (standing at left), Taylor Ealy (standing at right), Mary Ealy (seated in swing at left), and Jennie Hammaker (seated at right), all dressed in school uniforms.  

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Marcus Poko and Otto Wells [?], c.1880

Studio portrait of Marcus Poko and Otto Wells [?], both wearing school uniforms.

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Students posed in rows in front of superintendent's house, c.1880

Male and female students posed in rows on the school grounds in front of the superintendent's house. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Zonkeuh [?], Owen Yellow Hair, Charles Kawboodle, Dan Tucker, c.1880

Portrait of Zonkeuh [probably standing at left], Owen Yellow Hair, Charles Kawboodle, and Dan Tucker posed in front of a building on the school grounds. All are holding bugles.

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Ernest (Knocks Off) [version 1], c.1880

Studio portrait of Ernest (Knocks Off) wearing a school uniform.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

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