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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Andrew Beard and Thomas Blackbear, c.1887

Studio portrait of Andrew Beard (left) and Thomas Blackbear (right), both wearing non-native clothing. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Nellie Aspenall, c.1887

Studio portrait of Nellie Aspenall in school uniform. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Willis Black Bear, c.1887

Studio portrait of Willis Black Bear wearing non-native clothes. Handwritten caption along side of image probably reads: Willis B. Bear.

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

Ambrose Chachu, c.1887

Studio portrait of Ambrose Chachu wearing school uniform.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Clay Ainsworth, c.1887

Studio portrait of Clay Ainsworth wearing non-native clothing. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

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

Nellie Aspenall, c.1887

Studio portrait of Nellie Aspenall in school uniform.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Studio portrait of Clay Ainsworth in non-native clothes. 

An obscured handwritten note along the side of the image probably reads: Clay Ainsworth.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Thomas Blackbear, c.1887

Studio portrait of Thomas Blackbear wearing non-native clothing. Handwritten caption along side of image probably reads: Thomas Black Bear

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Albert Anderson, c.1887

Studio portrait of Albert Anderson wearing non-native clothing.

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

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Luke Bear Shield, c.1887

Studio portrait of Luke Bear Shield wearing non-native clothes. A handwritten caption along the top of the image probably reads: Luke Bear Shield.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Paul Black Bear, 1887

Studio portrait of Paul Black Bear wearing non-native clothing, dated July 11, 1887. 

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

Willis Black Bear, c.1888

Studio portrait of Willis Black Bear wearing non-native clothes. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Nellie Carey, c.1888

Studio portrait of Nellie Carey possibly wearing school uniform. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Elizabeth Black Moon, c.1888

Studio portrait of Elizabeth Black Moon possibly wearing school uniform. Handwritten caption along the side of the image probably reads: Eliz. Blackmoon.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Casper Cailis, c.1888

Studio portrait of Casper Cailis wearing school uniform.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Jessie Bitter, c.1888

Studio portrait of Jessie Bitter wearing school uniform. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

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

Thomas Blackbear, c.1888

Studio portrait of Thomas Blackbear wearing non-native clothing. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

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

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