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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Lizzie and Katie Day, c.1883

Studio portrait of Elizabeth Day and Katie Day, both wearing school uniforms. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Samuel De Rauza, c.1883

Studio portrait of Samuel De Rauza wearing non-native clothing.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

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

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

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

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

Benjamin Thomas, Mary Perry, and John Menaul, c.1883 [after]

Benjamin Thomas (Wat-ye-eh), Mary Perry (Ki-ot-se), and John Menaul (Kowsh-te-ah), Pueblo Indians from Laguna, New Mexico, in their school uniforms.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Clayton Brave and Bear Fire Heart, c.1883

Studio portrait of Clayton Brave (seated at left) and another young man (at right), probably Brave Fire Heart. Both are wearing non-native clothing. 

A handwritten caption along the side of the image identifies Clayton Brave, but the second person's name is less clear. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

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

Casper Edson and an unidentified male student, c.1883

Casper Edson (seated) and an unidentified male student (standing), both wearing school uniforms. 

Note: A handwritten caption along the side of the image reads: Casper Edson and [de Beth?]

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

John Dixon and Cyrus Dickson, c.1883

Studio portrait of John Dixon (seated) and Cyrus Dickson (standing), both wearing school uniforms. 

Note: CCHS identifies the sitters as Cyrus and John. Identification here is based on contextual information. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

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

Benjamin Damon, c.1883

Studio portrait of Benjamin Damon wearing non-native clothing. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

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

Embry Gibson [version 2], c.1883

Studio portrait of Embry Gibson wearing non-native clothing.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

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

Embry Gibson [version 1], c.1883

Studio portrait of Embry Gibson wearing non-native clothing.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Rosa Dion, c.1883

Studio portrait of Rosa Dion probably wearing school uniform. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

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

De Bett Cheyenne Chief, c.1884

Studio portrait of De Bett Cheyenne Chief wearing non-native clothing.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

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