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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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

Seven Kiowa students, c.1879

Group portrait of four male students and three female students posed in front of a school building. They have been identified as Etadleuh Doanmoe, Laura Doanmoe, Joshua Given, Charles (Left Hand), Mabel (Little), Fanny (Knife Holder), and Lucius Aitsan (Cute).  Etadleuh Doanmoe is wearing a school uniform.

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

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

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

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

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

Chapel under construction, 1879

View of the Chapel being built in December of 1879. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

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

Studio portrait of Mary Ealy (standing at left), Jennie Hammaker (standing at right), Frank Cushing (sitting at left), and Taylor Ealy (sitting at right), all wearing native clothing. 

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 Cumberland County Historical Society has two copies of this image: PA-CH1-044a and CS-CH-068.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

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

Bob Tail and his son Joseph Bobtail [version 1], c.1880

Studio portrait of Bob Tail and his son, Joseph Bobtail, who is 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

Chief Big Horse and Hubbell Big Horse [version 2], c.1880

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

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Swedish National Museums of World Culture

Three visiting chiefs, c. 1880

Studio portrait of two men in native clothing, probably visiting chiefs, and a third wearing a suit. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

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

Son of the Star, c.1880

Studio portrait of Son of the Star, an Arickaree Chief, also known as Santa Fe Star. 

The Cumberland County Historical Society has four copies of this image: PA-CH1-018a, CS-CH-031.1-.2, and 12-11-01. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Lucy Black Shortnose [version 1], c.1880

Studio portrait of Lucy Black Shortnose wearing a school-issued print dress.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Etadleuh Doanmoe, c.1880

Studio portrait of Etadleuh Doanmoe.

The caption reads: Etahdleuh

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

White Man and Stumbling Bear, visiting chiefs [version 1], c.1880

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

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

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