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.

Search Images

Browse Images

Displaying 26 - 50 of 1332 images
Indian Chiefs who visited the Carlisle Indian School, #2, c.1881

The caption reads: NOTED INDIAN CHIEFS Who have visited the Indian Training School, Carlisle, Pa.

1. Spotted Tail, Sioux Chief, Rosebud Agency, Dakota.
2. Iron Wing, Sioux Chief, Rosebud Agency, Dakota.
3. American Horse, Sioux Chief, Pine Ridge Agency, Dakota.
4. Red Shirt, Sioux Chief, Pine Ridge Agency, Dakota.
5. White Eagle, Ponca Chief, Indian Territory.
6. Standing Buffalo, Ponca Chief, Indian Territory.
7. Poor Wolf, Mandan Chief, Fort Berthold, Dakota.
8. Son of the Star. Arickaree Chief, Fort Berthold, Dakota.
9. White Man, Apache Chief, Indian Territory.
10. Stumbling Bear, Kiowa Chief, Indian Territory.
11. Tso-de-ar-ko, Wichita Chief, Indian Territory.
12. Big Horse, Cheyenne Chief, Indian Territory.
13. Bob Tail, Cheyenne Chief, Indian Territory.
14. Man-on-the-Cloud, Cheyenne, Indian Territory.
15. Mad Wolf, Cheyenne, Indian Territory.
16. Little Raven, Arapahoe Chief, Indian Territory.
17. Yellow Bear, Arapahoe Chief, Indian Territory.
18. Left Hand, Arapahoe Chief, Indian Territory.
19. Ouray, Ute Chief, Colorado.

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

Indian Chiefs who visited the Carlisle Indian School, #1, c.1881

The caption reads: Noted Indian Chiefs.

The printed note on the reverse side reads: NOTED INDIAN CHIEFS Who have visited the Indian Training School, Carlisle, Pa.

1. Spotted Tail, Sioux Chief, Rosebud Agency, Dakota.
2. Iron Wing, Sioux Chief, Rosebud Agency, Dakota.
3. American Horse, Sioux Chief, Pine Ridge Agency, Dakota.
4. Red Shirt, Sioux Chief, Pine Ridge Agency, Dakota.
5. White Eagle, Ponca Chief, Indian Territory.
6. Standing Buffalo, Ponca Chief, Indian Territory.
7. Poor Wolf, Mandan Chief, Fort Berthold, Dakota.
8. Son of the Star. Arickaree Chief, Fort Berthold, Dakota.
9. White Man, Apache Chief, Indian Territory.
10. Stumbling Bear, Kiowa Chief, Indian Territory.
11. Tso-de-ar-ko, Wichita Chief, Indian Territory.
12. Big Horse, Cheyenne Chief, Indian Territory.
13. Bob Tail, Cheyenne Chief, Indian Territory.
14. Man-on-the-Cloud, Cheyenne, Indian Territory.
15. Mad Wolf, Cheyenne, Indian Territory.
16. Little Raven, Arapahoe Chief, Indian Territory.
17. Yellow Bear, Arapahoe Chief, Indian Territory.
18. Left Hand, Arapahoe Chief, Indian Territory.
19. Ouray, Ute Chief, Colorado.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Indian Chiefs who visited the Carlisle Indian School, #3, c.1881

The printed note on the reverse side reads: NOTED INDIAN CHIEFS Who have visited the Indian Training School, Carlisle, Pa.

1. Spotted Tail, Sioux Chief, Rosebud Agency, Dakota.
2. Iron Wing, Sioux Chief, Rosebud Agency, Dakota.
3. American Horse, Sioux Chief, Pine Ridge Agency, Dakota.
4. Red Shirt, Sioux Chief, Pine Ridge Agency, Dakota.
5. White Eagle, Ponca Chief, Indian Territory.
6. Standing Buffalo, Ponca Chief, Indian Territory.
7. Poor Wolf, Mandan Chief, Fort Berthold, Dakota.
8. Son of the Star. Arickaree Chief, Fort Berthold, Dakota.
9. White Man, Apache Chief, Indian Territory.
10. Stumbling Bear, Kiowa Chief, Indian Territory.
11. Tso-de-ar-ko, Wichita Chief, Indian Territory.
12. Big Horse, Cheyenne Chief, Indian Territory.
13. Bob Tail, Cheyenne Chief, Indian Territory.
14. Man-on-the-Cloud, Cheyenne, Indian Territory.
15. Mad Wolf, Cheyenne, Indian Territory.
16. Little Raven, Arapahoe Chief, Indian Territory.
17. Yellow Bear, Arapahoe Chief, Indian Territory.
18. Left Hand, Arapahoe Chief, Indian Territory.
19. Ouray, Ute Chief, Colorado.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Ada Bent, c.1881

Studio portrait of Ada Bent wearing school uniform. A handwritten caption along the side of the image probably reads: Ada Bent.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Irvine Chodoque, c.1881

Studio portrait of Irvine Chodoque wearing non-native clothing. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Our Boys and Girls, 1881

The printed note on the reverse side reads: OUR BOYS AND GIRLS At the Indian Training School, Carlisle, Pa.

1. White Buffalo, Cheyenne, I. T.
2. Mittie Houston, Wichita, I. T.
3. Samuel Townsend, Pawnee, I. T.
4. Nancy Renville, Sisseston Sioux, D. T.     Daughter of Chief Gabriel Renville.
5. Grace Cook, Sioux, D. T.
6. Justine La Framboise, Sisseton Sioux, D. T.
7. Grace Cook, Sioux, D. T.
8. Anna Raven, Arapahoe, I. T.     Daughter of Chief Little Raven
9. Walter Matches, Cheyenne, I. T.
10. White Buffalo, Cheyenne, I. T.
11. John Renville, Sisseton Sioux, D. T. Son of Chief Gabriel Renville.
12. Mille Brown, Creek, I. T.
13. Sheldon Jackson, Pueblo, N. M.
14. Bernard, Sioux, D. T.
15. Mary Ealy, Pueblo, N. M.
16. Samuel Baker, Sioux D. T.
17. Daniel Tucker, Arapahoe, I. T.
18. Henry Roman-Nose, Cheyenne, I. T.
19. Mary Perry, Pueblo, N. M.
20. Laura Toneadlemah, Kiowa, I. T.   Daugher of Chief Red Buffalo
21. Jennie Hammaker, Pueblo, N. M.
22. Joseph, Cheyenne, I. T.
23. Pollock, Sioux. Son of Chief Spotted Tail.
24. Albert Tulsey, Seminole, I. T. Son of Rev. Mr. Tulsey, Indian missionary to the Creek nation.
25. Horace Coarse Voice, D. T.
26. John Shields, N. M. Adopted son of Gov. Therdocio Durem.
27. Sheldon Jackson, Pueblo, N. M.
28. Harriet Mary, Nez Perce, I. T.
29. Hugh, Sioux, D. T. Grandson of Chief Spotted Tail.
30. Minnie Atkins, Creek, I. T.
31. Minnie Yellow Bear, Arapahoe. Daughter of Chief Yellow Bear.
32. Kesseta. Lipan, taken prisoner by U.S. troops in Mexico
33. Frank Cushing, Pueblo, N. M.
34. David Blueteeth, Sioux, D. T.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

White Buffalo, #1, 1881 [before]

The handwritten note on the reverse side reads: White Buffalo. Cheyenne. Native dress.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Arapaho and Shoshone children, c.1881

The printed description on the reverse side reads: 87.  2 Shoshonee and 13 Northern Arapahoe children as they arrived.

This image features a group of Northern Arapaho and Shoshone children who arrived at Carlisle on March 11, 1881.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Ellis Childers, c.1881

Studio portrait of Ellis Childers wearing school uniform.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Mary Hyde and Grace Cook, 1881

Studio portrait of Mary R. Hyde, a teacher, and Grace Cook (Sioux nation). Grace is in non-native clothing. The Cumberland County Historical Society dates this image to July 1881, presumably because of an inscription on the original. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Michael Burns, c.1882

Studio portrait of Michael Burns wearing non-native clothing. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Louis Big Horse, c.1882

Studio portrait of Louis Bighorse wearing non-native clothes. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

George Baker, c.1882 [version 2]

Studio portrait of Geoge Baker wearing school uniform. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

George Baker, c.1882 [version 1]

Studio portrait of George Baker wearing school uniform. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Rachel Checote [version 2], c.1882

Studio portrait of Rachel Checote possibly wearing school uniform.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Rachel Checote [version 1], c.1882

Studio portrait of Rachel Checote possibly wearing school uniform.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Baptiste and Louis Bayhylle, c.1882 [version2]

Studio portrait of Baptiste Bayhylle and his son Louis Bayhylle. Baptiste is wearing non-native clothes and Louis is in a school uniform.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Ernie Black, c.1882

Studio portrait of Ernie Black wearing non-native clothing. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Jennie Conners, c.1882

Studio portrait of Jennie Conners probably wearing school uniform. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Baptiste and Louis Bayhylle, c.1882 [version 1]

Studio portarit of Baptiste Bayhylle and his son, Louis Bayhylle. Baptiste is wearing non-native clothes and Louis is wearing a school uniform. There apperas to be an illegible caption written along the top of the image. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Adam McCarty #1, c.1882

Glass plate negative image of Adam McCarty, a member of the Modoc Nation.

The caption reads: Adam McCarty

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Adam McCarty #2, c.1882

Glass plate negative image of Adam McCarty, a member of the Modoc Nation.

The caption reads: Adam McCarthy

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Tom Torlino, #1, 1882 [before]

The handwritten note on the reverse side reads: Tom Torlino, Navajoe.

This iconic image of Tom Torlino coming to Carlisle in 1882 was taken by John N. Choate of Carlisle, PA.  It is often used in before-and-after photographs of Torlino to demonstrate assimilation.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Tom Torlino, 1882 and 1885

This caption reads: TOM TORLINO – NAVAJO. AS HE ENTERED THE SCHOOL IN 1882. AS HE APPEARED THREE YEARS LATER.

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

Manuelito Chiquito [version 1], 1882

Studio portrait of Manuelito Chiquito in native dress.

Note: Chiquito arrived on October 21, 1882 and this photograph was probably taken on that date or very soon after. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Pages