Image Collection

The Image Collection 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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Bertha Chips [version 2], c.1883

Studio portrait of Bertha Chips probably wearing school uniform.

Note: Although the spelling on school materials shows the last name as Chips, family members indicate that the proper spelling is Chipps. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Chauncey Yellow Robe, Henry Standing Bear, and Wounded Yellow Robe, 1883 and 1886

The caption reads: WOUNDED YELLOW ROBE. HENRY STANDING BEAR. CHAUNCY YELLOW ROBE.

SIOUX BOYS AS THEY ENTERED THE SCHOOL IN 1883. 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

Rose White Thunder, 1883 [before]

The handwritten note reads: Rosa Whitethunder   Sioux   In her Indian dress.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Bertha Chips [version 1], c.1883

Studio portrait of Bertha Chips probably wearing school uniform.

Note: Although the spelling on school materials shows the last name as Chips, family members indicate that the proper spelling is Chipps. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Group of four young men, c.1883

Studio portrait of four young men, two seated, two standing behind them. The young men seated and standing on the left are wearing school uniforms, the two seated and standing on the left are in non-native clothing. 

Two students are identified as Ota Chief Eagle and Phillips Bob Tail. The other two are unidentified. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Martha Bordeaux, c.1883

Studio portrait of Martha Bordeaux wearing non-native clothes. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Elizabeth Black Moon, c.1883

Studio portrait of Elizabeth Black Moon probably wearing school uniform. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Chauncey Yellow Robe, #1, 1883 [before]

Chauncey Yellow Robe as he entered the school in 1883.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Susie Martinez holds a doll

The handwritten note on the reverse side reads: Susie Martinez & Doll. Delaware.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Chauncey Yellow Robe, #2, 1883 [before]

The handwritten note on the reverse side reads: Chancey Yellow Robe Sioux Indian when started to school.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Ota Chief Eagle, c.1883

Studio portrait of Ota Chief Eagle wearing non-native clothing.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

White Buffalo, c.1883 [after]

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

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Frank Conroy, c.1883

Studio portrait of Frank Conroy in school uniform. 

A handwritten caption along the side of the image probably reads: F. Conroy.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Kent Blackbear, c.1883

Studio portrait of Kent Black Bear wearing non-native clothing. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Ellis Childers, c.1883

Studio portrait of a young man in non-native clothes. 

Note: There is a difficult to read handwritten caption along the side of the image which we believe says: Ellis Childers

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Rose White Thunder, 1883 [before]

This caption reads: ROSE WHITE THUNDER. DAUGHTER OF A SIOUX CHIEF, WHITE THUNDER, IN ELK TOOTH DRESS – AT CARLISLE ’83-’87.

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

Phillips Bob Tail, c.1883

Studio portrait of Phillips Bob Tail wearing non-native clothing. A handwritten caption written along the side of the image probably reads: Philips Bobtail

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Group of 11 Navajo students, 1883

The handwritten note reads: Students at Government School at Carlisle, Pa.

Based on enrollment information and a few other photographs of the individuals pictured, we believe the students are as follows:

Younger boys seated in front, left to right - Charles Damon, George Williams. Seated, left to right - Manuelito Choni, Charlie, Tom Torlino, Manuelito Chiquito, Antoinette Williams. Standing, left to right - Saahtlie (George Watchman), Benjamin Damon, Francisco, Stailey Norcross.

This same group of Navajo students appear in a photograph with Richard Henry Pratt upon their arrival at the school on October 21, 1882. See the "Richard H. Pratt with 12 students, 1882" link below. 

We believe the photo dates from the spring or early summer of 1883 since there are only 10 men pictured here, although 11 arrived together. (Antoinette Williams arrived a year earlier.) John Bitzclay died in March of 1883, and 3 of the others left Carlisle in July and August of 1883 due to poor health.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Wounded Yellow Robe, Timber Yellow Robe, and Henry Standing Bear, 1883, #1 [before]

View of Wounded Yellow Robe, Timber Yellow Robe, and Henry Standing Bear the day after they entered the school on November 15, 1883.

The handwritten note on the reverse side reads: 1  Wounded Yellow Robe, 3  Timber Yellow Robe, and 2  Henry Standing Bear.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Wounded Yellow Robe, Timber Yellow Robe, and Henry Standing Bear, 1883, #2 [before]

View of Wounded Yellow Robe, Timber Yellow Robe, and Henry Standing Bear on November 15, 1883.

The handwritten note reads: Taken upon their arrival in Carlisle.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

John Menual Chaves, c.1884

Studio portrait of John Menual Chaves wearing non-native clothing.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Susie Bond, c.1884

Studio portrait of Susie Bond wearing non-native clothing, possibly a school uniform.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Lorenzo Bonito, c.1884 [version 1]

Studio portrait of Lorenzo Bonito wearing school uniform. A partially obscured handwritten caption along the side of the image probably reads: Lorenzo Barnte

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Lorenzo Bonito, c.1884 [version 2]

Studio portrait of Lorenzo Bonito wearing school uniform.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Cook, Grace Cook, and Hope Blue Teeth, c.1884

Studio portait of Cook, seated, with his dauther, Grace Cook standing at left and Hope Blue Teeth standing at right. All are wearing non-native clothing. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

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