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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Group of Sioux students with Charles Tackett, c.1879

Portrait of a group of five Sioux students posed with interpreter Charles Tackett on the bandstand on the school grounds. They are, from left to right: Max Spotted Tail (Talks With Bears), Charles Tackett, Sarah Mather (Red Road), William Spotted Tail (Stays at Home), Pollock Spotted Tail (Little Scout), and Oliver Spotted Tail (Bugler).

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

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

Four male students posed on the bandstand on the school grounds. They are Joe Taylor, Dennis (Strikes First), Daniel Milk (Warrior), and Nathan (Ear).

Format: Stereograph

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Black Coal, c.1879

Photograph of a studio portrait of Black Coal, an Arapaho chief. 

J.N. Choate took this photograph of the original photograph, but there is no information about the photographer of the original image.

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Photograph, Reproduction

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

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

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

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

Chapel under construction, 1879

View of the Chapel being built in December of 1879. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Left Hand and his son, U.S. Grant (Grant Left Hand) [version 1], c.1880

Studio portrait of Left Hand and his son, U.S. Grant (Grant Left Hand). Grant is wearing a school uniform.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Hattie Long Wolf, c.1880

Studio portrait of Hattie Long Wolf (Hattie Porcupine).

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Two chiefs with a male student, c.1880

Studio portrait of what appear to be two visiting chiefs with one male student.

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

View of the center of the school grounds, c.1880

View of the school grounds showing the chapel and the superintendent's quarters on the right and the teachers' quarters on the left. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Teacher Mary Hyde and eight female students [version 2], c.1880

Studio portrait of teacher Mary Hyde and eight female students. The students are: Ann Laura (back left), Hattie Long Wolf (back middle), Rebecca Big Star (back right), Alice Wynn (middle row left), Grace Cook (middle row right), Mabel Doanmoe (bottom left), Stella Berht (bottom center), and Ruth (Looking Woman) (bottom right). The girls all appear to be wearing school uniforms.

Note: The Cumberland County Historical Society has three copies of this image: CS-CH-076, PA-CH1-021b, and 13-14-01.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Tso-de-ar-ko, Wild Horse, and an interpreter [version 2], c.1880

Studio portrait of Tso-de-ar-ko, a Wichita chief, and Wild Horse, a Comanche chief, with Mr. Clark, an interpreter. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Swedish National Museums of World Culture

Two chiefs, c.1880

Studio portrait of two visiting chiefs. 

Cataloging from the Cumberland County Historical Society, presumably based on information scratched on the negatives, indicates they are "Nachisi and New Mexico, Apache." 

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

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