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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Tom Torlino, #2, 1882 [before]

Large cabinet card photo of Tom Torlino (Navajo) in his native dress.

The handwritten note on the reverse side reads: Choate

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: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Richard H. Pratt with 12 Navajo students, 1882

This image shows Richard Henry Pratt (seated on the bandstand) with a group of Navajo students upon their arrival at Carlisle on October 21, 1882. Based on enrollment information and a few other photographs of the individuals pictured, we believe the students are as follows:

Seated, left to right - Tom Torlino, George Williams, Stailey Norcross, Antoinette Williams, Charles Damon. Standing, left to right - Manuelito Chiquito, Manuelito Choni, Charlie, John Bitzclay, Francisco, Saahtlie (George Watchman), Benjamin Damon.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

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

Manuelito Chiquito [version 2], 1882

Studio portrait of Manuelio Chiquito wearing native clothing. 

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

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Manuelito Choni [version 2], 1882

Studio portrait of Manuelito Choni wearing native clothing. 

This photograph was proabably taken on or very close to Choni's date of arrival, October 21, 1882.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Edgar Fire Thunder and Solomon Chanller, c.1883

Studio portrait of Edgar Fire Thunder, a member of the Sioux Nation. Another person, named Solomon, is also pictured. This is probably Solomon Chanller (Comanche nation), who attended between 1882 and 1884. Both are wearing school uniforms.

The caption reads: Solomon and Edgar

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Joshua Given, c.1883

Studio portrait of Joshua Given wearing non-native clothing.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

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

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

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

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

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

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