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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Buildings at the Carlisle Indian School, #2, c.1890

A composite of 16 photographs of the school. The captions read: Small Boys’ Quarters, Ass’t. Supt’s. Quarters, Superintendent’s Quarters, Chapel, Guard House, Hospital, Disciplinarian’s Quarters, Band Stand, After School, School Building, Large Boys’ Quarters, Christmas Dinner, School Room, Office & Teachers’ Quarters, Gymnasium, Girls’ Quarters, Girls’ Industrial Hall and Dining-room, Shops.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Rosa Whitethunder, c.1890

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

This image was shared courtesy of Robert R. Rowe.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Robert R. Rowe Private Collection

Class of 1890

The caption reads: Graduating Class, 1890. Indian Industrial School, Carlisle, Pa.

William Tivis, Comanche. Jemima Wheelock, Oneida. Dennison Wheelock, Oneida. Stacy Matlack, Pawnee. Levi Levering, Omaha. Veronica Holliday, Chippewa. Benjamin Lawry, Winnebago. George Means, Sioux. Howard Logan, Winnebago. George Vallier, Quapaw. William Morgan, Pawnee. Carl Leider, Crow. Percy Zadoka, Keechi. Benjamin Thomas, Pueblo. Lawrence Smith, Winnebago. Rosa Bourassa, Chippewa. Nellie Robertson, Sioux. Julia Bent, Cheyenne.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Buildings at the Carlisle Indian School, #3, c.1890

The captions in the top row from left to right read: Small Boys' Quarters       Ass't. Supt's. Quarters   Superintendent's Quarters       Chapel       Guard House

The captions in the top midde row from left to right read: Hospital    Disciplinarian's Quarters       Band Stand         After School          School Building

The captions in the bottom middle row from left to right read: Large Boys' Quarters       Christmas Dinner.        School Room         Office & Teachers' Quarters

The captions in the bottom row from left to right read: Gymnasium      Girls' Quarters         Girls' Industrial Hall and Dining-room     Shops.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

The Third Graduating Class in 1891

The caption reads: THE THIRD CLASS OF GRADUATES, 1891.

The printed note reads: Robert Mathews (Pawnee). Martin Archiquette (Oneida). John Tyler (Cheyenne). Wm. H. Froman (Miami). Chas. E. Dagenett (Peoria). Henry S. Bear (Sioux). Josiah Powlas (Oneida). Etta Robinson (Sioux). Yamie Leeds (Pueblo). Levi M. St. Cyr (Winnebago). Harry Kohpay (Osage).

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 18.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Piegan Chiefs (Blackfoot Confederacy), c.1891

The printed note on the reverse side reads: PIEGAN CHIEFS (BLACKFOOT CONFEDERACY) VISITING CARLISLE INDIAN SCHOOL (ca. 1891).

Front Seated Left - Running Crane, Chief of Lone Eaters.
Front Seated Center - Little Dog, Chief of the Black Patched Moccasins Bands.
Seated Center Left - White Grass.
Right of Center - White Calf, Head Chief of Piegans in Montana.
Far Right - Little Plume.
Standing Left - Four Horns.
Standing Center - Brocky.
Standing Right - Bear Chief.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Class of 1891

The caption reads: Graduating Class, 1891. Indian Industrial School, Carlisle, Pa.

The printed note reads: Robert Mathews, Pawnee. Martin Archiquette, Oneida. John Tyler, Cheyenne. Wm. H. Froman, Miami. Chas. E. Dagenett, Peoria. Henry S. Bear, Sioux. Josiah Powlas, Oneida. Etta Robertson, Sioux. Yamie Leeds, Pueblo. Levi M. St. Cyr, Winnebago. Harry Kohpay, Osage.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Albert Sitting Eagle, 1891

The handwritten note on the reverse side reads: Albert Sitting Eagle, Wanbetiyotanki, Aug. 13, 1891.

View of Albert Sitting Eagle as a student at the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Class of 1892

The caption reads: Graduating Class, 1892. Indian Industrial School, Carlisle, Pa.

Thomas Metoxen (Oneida.) Hattie Long Wolf (Sioux.) Reuben Wolfe (Omaha.) Luzena Choteau (Wyandotte.) William Baird (Oneida.) Albert Bishop, (Seneca.) Benajah Miles (Arapahoe.) Joseph Hamilton (Piegan.) Benjamin Caswell (Chippewa.) Frank Everett (Wichita.) Lydia Flint (Shawnee.) Fred Peake (Chippewa.)

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Piegan Chiefs visit the Carlisle Indian School, 1892

The caption reads: PIEGAN CHIEFS – AS THEY VISITED THE SCHOOL IN 1892.

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

The Fourth Graduating Class in 1892

The caption reads: THE FOURTH CLASS OF GRADUATES, 1892.

The printed note reads: Thomas Metoxen (Oneida). Hattie Long Wolt (Sioux). Reuben Wolfe (Omaha). Luzena Choteau (Wyandotte). William Baird (Oneida). Albert Bishop (Seneca). Benajah Miles (Arapahoe). Joseph Hamilton (Piegan). Benjamin Caswell (Chippewa). Frank Everett (Wichita). Lydia Flint (Shawnee). Fred Peake (Chippewa).

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 19.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Samuel Little Hawk, Frank Jannies, and William C. Bull, c.1892

The caption reads:  #1 LITTLE HAWK,  #2 F. JANNIES,  #3 Wm. C. BULL.

The printed note reads: FRANK JANNIES, SIOUX, Entered Carlisle 1883; remained the full term of five years; was employed as a carpenter at Rosebud Agency S. Dak.; enlisted in the Army Dec. 1891; became 1st Sgt. Co. I, 16th Infry., and served as school teacher at the Post.  WM. C. BULL and SAMUEL LITTLE HAWK, also members of the same tribe, served their full term at Carlisle and enlisted in the Army July, 1892.

The handwritten note on the reverse side reads: No. 1 Sam L Hawk 3rd Sergt.  No. 2 Frank Jannies 3rd Sergt.  No. 3 Wm C. Bull 3rd Sergt. Co. For Captain.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Carlisle Indian School Student Body, 1892

The entire student body of the Carlisle Indian School in 1892.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Class of 1893

The caption reads: Graduating Class, 1893. Indian Industrial School, Carlisle, Pa.

John Baptiste, Winnebago. Malcolm W. Clarke, Piegan. Fred Big Horse, Sioux. S. Arthur Johnson, Wyandotte. John G. Morrison, Chippewa. Emily E. Peake, Chippewa.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

The Fifth Class of Graduates in 1893

The caption reads: THE FIFTH CLASS OF GRADUATES. 1893.

The printed note reads: John Baptiste (Winnebago). Malcolm W. Clarke (Piegan). Fred Big Horse (Sioux). S. Arthur Johnson (Wyandotte). John G. Morrison (Chippewa). Emily E. Peake (Chippewa).

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 20.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Exhibit at the 1893 World's Fair

The Carlisle Indian School exhibit titled Into Civilization and Citizenship at the World's Fair in 1893 held in Chicago, Illinois. The exhibit includes images of students, mannequins representing students, and other artifacts.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Chauncey Yellow Robe, 1894 [after]

Chauncey Yellow Robe as he graduated from the Carlisle Indian School in 1894.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

The Sixth Graudating Class in 1894

The caption reads: THE SIXTH CLASS OF GRADUATES. 1894.

The printed note reads: Thos. B. Bear (Sioux). Susie Metoxen (Oneida). Wm. J. Tygar (Shawnee). Flora Campbell (Alaskan). Howard Gansworth (Tuscarora). Martha Napawat (Kiowa). Emmanuel Bellefeuille (Chippewa). Belinda Archiquette (Oneida). Siceni Nori (Pueblo). Henry Warren (Chippewa). Wm. Denomie (Chippewa). Ida Warren (Chippewa). Hugh Sowcea (Pueblo). Minnie M. Yandell (Bannock). Andrew Beard (Sioux). James D. Flannery (Alaskan). Florence L. Wells (Alaskan). Florence Miller (Stockbridge). Ida Powlas (Oneida).

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 21.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Graduating Class of 1894

The top caption reads: GRADUATING CLASS OF 1894, INDIAN INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL, CARLISLE, PA.

The lower caption reads: Flora Campbell, Alaskan. Howard Gansworth, Tuscarora. Thos. B. Bear, Sioux. Martha Napawat, Kiowa. Susie Metoxen, Oneida. Emmanuel Bellefeuille, Chippewa. Wm. H. Tygar, Shawnee. Belinda Archiquette, Oneida. Siceni Nori, Pueblo. Andrew Beard, Sioux. Henry Warren, Chipppewa. Wm. Denomie, Chippewa. Ida Warren, Chippewa. Hugh Sowcea, Pueblo. Minnie M. Yandell, Bannock. James D. Flannery, Alaskan. Florence L. Wells, Alaskan. Florence Miller, Stockbridge. Ida Powlas, Oneida.

The handwritten note on the reverse reads: Chas. W Buck.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Harness Shop

The caption reads: THE HARNESS SHOP.

The printed note reads: has no difficulty in securing its quota of apprentices. The product of this shop is used by the Government at the different Indian Agencies and amounts to 150 to 250 sets of double harness annually - all hand made.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 42.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Football Team

The caption reads: THE FOOT BALL TEAM has played games with the teams of the Naval Academy, Lehigh University, Bucknell, Dickinson and other colleges, with credit to themselves both for their playing and gentlemanly conduct.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 33.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Male Students in the Country

The caption reads: INDIAN BOYS IN THE COUNTRY.

The printed note reads: illustrates the outing system, which is the practical side of Carlisle training. The Indian under the same opportunities becomes just as good a hand at all the varied employments of the farm as the white man.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 60.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Skating on the Conodoguinet

The caption reads: SKATING ON THE CONEDOGWINET.

The printed note reads: Within a short distance of the School is the Conedogwinet Creek; in Summer a beautiful place for fishing and bathing, and in Winter, when the ice is good, a famous skating resort. The picture shows the Indian students and employees on the ice during holiday week.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 34.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Interior of the Dining Hall

The caption reads: DINING HALL - INTERIOR.

The printed note reads: This room will seat 700 persons.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 25.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Class of 1895

The caption reads: GRADUATING CLASS OF 1895, INDIAN INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL, CARLISLE, PA.

Clark Greg, (Assinaboine.) David Turkey, (Seneca.) George Warren, (Chippewa.) Laura Long, (Wyandotte.) Wm. Hazlett, (Piegan.) Wm. Lufkins, (Chippewa.) Isaac Baird, (Oneida.) Lewis Williams, (Nez Perce.) Ida LaChapelle, (Chippewa.) Melissa Green, (Oneida.) George Suis, (Crow.) Alice Lambert, (Chippewa.) Chauncy Y. Robe, (Sioux.) Wm. Moore, (Sac & Fox.) Nettie Freemont, (Omaha.) James Van Wert, (Chippewa.) Antoine Donnell, (Chippewa.) Samuel Sixkiller, (Cherokee.) Susie McDougall, (Chippewa.) George Buck, (Sioux.)

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

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