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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Thomas Wistar, 1886

The handwritten note on the reverse side reads: Thomas Wistar June 21st 1886. Baxter Springs, Kansas.

This photograph originally appeared in an album that E. A. Seabrook, a teacher at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School, received from his students on December 25, 1886.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Wounded Yellow Robe, Timber Yellow Robe, and Henry Standing Bear, 1886 [after]

View of Wounded Yellow Robe, Timber Yellow Robe, and Henry Standing Bear in November 1886, three years after they entered the school. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Group of Chiricahua Apaches arrive in Carlisle, 1886

The handwritten note reads: Chiricahua Apaches as they arrived at Carlisle from Fort Marion, Florida, November 4th, 1886.

Humphrey Eseharzay, Samson Noran, Hugh Chee, Bishop Eatennah, Basil Ekarden, Ernest Hogee, Clement Seanilzay, [Beatrice?] Kiahtel, Janette Pahgastatum, Margaret Y. Nadasthilah, Kredk [Eskelseja?]

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Albert Anderson, c.1887

Studio portrait of Albert Anderson (Crow).

Undecipherable handwritten caption along the side of the image probably reads: Albert Anderson

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Nellie Aspenall, c.1887

Studio portrait of Nellie Aspenall in school uniform. 

Note: The Cumberland County Historical Society has a very similar, if not identical image of Aspenall (PA-CH1-005c).

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Nellie Robertson, c.1887

The handwritten note on the reverse side reads: [Nellie Robertson] (5248) (16)

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Oconame Howerame, c.1887

Studio portrait of a student believed to be Oconame Howerame.

An apparently later handwritten note on a white label appears to read "Henry Acoyame." A name is written in faint, indecipherable handwriting along the side of the image. 

Note: There is no record of a student named Henry Acoyame. However, student Oconame Howerame has outing dates which match those of students identified in outing records as A-Co-Ya-Me and Oco-ya-me. Therefore, it seems likely that the handwritten note on this image is a misinterpreation of some variation of Oconame Howerame's name. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Paul Black Bear, 1887

Glass plate negative image of Paul Black Bear, a member of the Sioux Nation.

The caption reads: #596 Paul Black Bear 7 11/87

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Carlisle Indian Students at the Centennial of the Constitution Parade, #1, 1887

The caption reads: THE CENTENNIAL OF THE CONSTITUTION – THE CARLISLE INDIANS PASSING UNDER THE MAIN ARCH – INDUSTRIAL PROCESSION. DRAWN BY W. A. ROGERS.

This engraving is from a Supplement to Harper’s Weekly  vol. 31, no. 1605 (September 24, 1887): pgs. 698.

Format: Artwork

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Carlisle Indian Students at the Centennial of the Constitution Parade, #2, 1887

The caption reads: THE CENTENNIAL OF THE CONSTITUTION – THE CARLISLE INDIANS PASSING UNDER THE MAIN ARCH – INDUSTRIAL PROCESSION. DRAWN BY W. A. ROGERS.

This hand-colored engraving is from a Supplement to Harper’s Weekly  vol. 31, no. 1605 (September 24, 1887): pgs. 698.

Format: Artwork

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Carlisle Indian Students at the Centennial of the Constitution Parade, #3, 1887

The caption reads: THE CENTENNIAL OF THE CONSTITUTION – THE CARLISLE INDIANS PASSING UNDER THE MAIN ARCH – INDUSTRIAL PROCESSION. DRAWN BY W. A. ROGERS.

This hand-colored engraving is from a Supplement to Harper’s Weekly vol. 31, no. 1605 (September 24, 1887): pgs. 698.

Format: Artwork

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Carlisle Indian Students at the Centennial of the Constitution Parade, #4, 1887

The caption reads: THE CENTENNIAL OF THE CONSTITUTION – THE CARLISLE INDIANS PASSING UNDER THE MAIN ARCH – INDUSTRIAL PROCESSION. DRAWN BY W. A. ROGERS.

This hand-colored engraving is from a Supplement to Harper’s Weekly  vol. 31, no. 1605 (September 24, 1887): pgs. 698.

Format: Artwork

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Carlisle Indian Printers, c.1888

The printed note on the reverse side reads: Carlisle Indian Printers. 1. Robert Mathews, Pawnee ; 2. Yamie Leeds, Pueblo ; 3. Paul Boynton, Arapahoe ; 4. Lorenzo Martinez, Pueblo ; 5. Benajah Miles, Arapahoe ; 6. Carl Lieder, Crow ; 7. Bennie Thomas, Pueblo ; 8. Levi St. Cyr, Winnebago; 9. Howard Logan, Winnebago ; 10. Charlie Dagenett, Peoria ; 11. Dennison Wheelock, Oneida ; 12. Joe Harris, Gros Ventre ; 13. Geo. Valier, Quapaw ; 14. Henry Philips, Alaskan Thlinket ; 15. Charlie Moncravie, Omaha.

This photograph was donated by James Herster in 2014.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

William Archiquette, Belinda Archiquette, and Sarah Archiquette, c.1888

Studio portait of William Archiquette, probably Belinda Archiquette (standing), and Sarah Archiquette (seated), in school uniform. 

An illegible handwritten caption along the side of the image probably reads: William Archiquette with his two sisters. 

Note: There is no evidence in the records that William had any sisters. It seems likely that Sarah was his sister, or a close relative, as they arrived on the same day. Based on the ages of other female Archiquette students, it seems most likely that the other girl (standing) is Belinda. (It is possible, although less likely, that it could be Libbie.) There is no indication of how Belinda (or Libbie) might have been related to William and Sarah. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Kate Irvine Kinghune and Eunice Suison, 1888

The handwritten note reads: Kate Irvine Kinghune and Eunice Suison

The infants in this image are also known as Katie Kinzhuna and Eunice Suison, respectively. This image is believed to have been taken in February, 1888.

This photograph originally appeared in an album that E. A. Seabrook, a teacher at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School, received from his students on December 25, 1886.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Meta Atsye, 1888

Studio portrait of Meta Atsye in school uniform. 

A handwritten caption along the side of the image probably reads: Meta Atsye, Feburary 1888

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Edwin Schanandore, c.1889

The top printed notes read: EDWIN SCHANANDORE, ONEIDA. Entered Carlisle 1885    Is Employed as BAKER and BAND LEADER.

The bottom printed notes read: Graduated Class 1889.   At Cherokee School North Carolina.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

The First Graduating Class in 1889

The caption reads: THE FIRST CLASS OF GRADUATES.

The printed note reads: Frank Dorian (Iowa). Wm. F. Campbell (Chippewa). Thomas Wistar (Ottawa). Kish Hawkins (Cheyenne). Joel Tyndall (Omaha). Edwin Schanandore (Oneida). Jos. B. Harris (Gros Ventre). Eva Johnson (Wyandotte). Lilly Cornelius (Oneida). Julia Powlas (Oneida). Esther Miller (Miami). Clara Farber (Wyandotte). Katie Grindrod (Wyandotte). Cecilia Londrosh (Winnebago).

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 16.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Composite of Carlisle Indian School Images, c.1890

A composite of different Carlisle Indian School images from around 1890.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Levi M. St. Cyr, c.1890

The caption reads: LEVI ST CYR, WINNEBAGO. Entered Carlisle 1887, aged 16. Graduated 1891; learned the Printer's trade, and is now Assistant Printer in the Carlisle School Office - Is also a member of the band.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Mishler Family, c.1890

The Mishler family sits for a portrait around 1890. Two members of the Mishler family, Louis Jr. and Charles, would attend the Carlisle Indian School.

Standing, left to right: Charles Mishler, Louis Mishler Jr.

Sitting, left to right: Louis Mishler Sr., unidentified, Margaret McCarthy Mishler

This image was digitized from the private collection of Pat Monroe, descendant of Louis Mishler.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Private Collection

Rosa Whitethunder, c.1890

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

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Richard Henry Pratt, 1890

The handwritten note reads: Capt Pratt. Supt of Indian School Carlisle Pa.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Rose Aubrey and Alice Aubrey, c.1890

Studio portrait of Rose Aubrey and Alice Aubrey.

Handwritten caption along the side of the image probably reads: Rose and Alice Aubrey.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

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

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