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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Poor Wolf showing painted body ornamentation, c.1880

Studio portrait of Poor Wolf, a Mandan chief, not wearing a shirt and so showing his torso and arms with painted body ornatmentation.

The student newspaper records a visit to the school by Poor Wolf in August 1880.

Note: The authenticy of this ornamentation is questionable. This photo may have been manipulated by Choate. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Six Sioux chiefs with five other men [version 1], 1880

Portrait of six Sioux chiefs posed with four other men on the steps of the bandstand on the school grounds. The man at the far left leaning on the railing is probably Richard Henry Pratt. The chiefs are Red Shirt, Thunder Hawk, Big Head (or Big Headed), John Grass, Two Bear (or Two Bears), and Charger. One of the four other men is Louis Primeau, the interpreter from Standing Rock. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Six Sioux chiefs with five other men [version 2], 1880

Portrait of six Sioux chiefs posed with four other men on the steps of the bandstand on the school grounds. The man at the far left leaning on the railing is probably Richard Henry Pratt. The chiefs are Red Shirt, Thunder Hawk, Big Head (or Big Headed), John Grass, Two Bear (or Two Bears), and Charger. One of the four other men is Louis Primeau, the interpreter from Standing Rock.

The school paper documents a visit to the school by these chiefs in August 1880.

The caption below this image was added by CCHS staff.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Red Dog, Lizzie Glode, and Lucy Day [version 1], 1880

Studio portrait of Red Dog, a Sioux chief, with Lucy Day and Lizzie Glode. 

The student newspaper reports that Red Dog visited in August 1880. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Man-on-the-Cloud, 1880

Studio portrait of Man-on-the-Cloud, a Cheyenne chief.

The Cumberland County Historical Society has three copies of this image: PA-CH1-027a and CS-CH-029.1-.2. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Man-in-the-Cloud and Mad Wolf, 1880

Studio portrait of Man-in-the-Cloud (also known as Man on the Cloud) and Mad Wolf, both Cheyenne chiefs. 

Newspaper accounts document a visit by the two chiefs to the school in September 1880.

The Cumberland County Historical Society has four copies of this image: PA-CH1-026a and CS-CH-042.1-.3.  

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Indian girls in first uniforms, 1880

Portrait of forty-three female students, posed in three rows on the school grounds. In the background on the bandstand are seated Richard Henry Pratt and some teachers. The caption for this image identifies it as "Indian girls in their first uniforms, October 1880." 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

White Buffalo in headdress with bow and arrow (pose #1) [version 1], 1881

Studio portrait of student White Buffalo in native dress wearing a feather headdress and holding a bow and arrow. 

The handwritten note on the reverse side reads: White Buffalo. Cheyenne. Native dress.

 The Cumberland County Historical Society has two copies of this image: PA-CH2-003a and BS-CH-001a.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Silas Childers, c.1881

Studio portrait of Silas Childers wearing school uniform.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Otto Wells, c.1881

Studio portrait of Otto Wells.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Native American man with a male and a female student, c.1881

Studio portrait of a Native American man, probably a visiting chief or relative, with a male and a female student.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Students and Marianna Burgess in the print shop, c.1881

Three male students posed standing in the print shop with Marianna Burgess seated writing at a desk. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Harriet Mary Elder [version 2], c.1881

Studio portrait of Harriet Mary Elder possibly wearing school uniform.

Note: The Cumberland County Historical Society has two copies of this image: PA-CH1-013b and CS-CH-012.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Students on school grounds, c.1881

View of students on school grounds with superintendent's quarters on the left and the girls' quarters on the right. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Richard Henry Pratt with three young students, c.1881

Studio portrait of Richard Henry Pratt with two unidentified female students and one unidentified male student. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Standing Bear and Luther Standing Bear [version 1], c.1881

Studio portrait of Standing Bear, a Sioux chief, with his son, Luther Standing Bear.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Ouray and his wife Chipeta, 1881

The printed note on the reverse side reads: Ouray and his wife Chipeta; Utes.

This is a copy photographer J.N. Choate made of a portrait taken in 1858 and marketed by Mathew Brady. Choate made a copy of the Brady image and marketed it as his own. Ouray is included in Choate's composite of chiefs who had visited the school. 

The Cumberland County Historical Society has four copies of this image: PA-CH1-018b, CS-CH-040.1-.2, and 10B-02-04.  

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Hospital Building, c.1881

View of the hospital building with staff and students posed on the porches. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Ada Bent, c.1881

Studio portrait of Ada Bent wearing school uniform. A handwritten caption along the side of the image probably reads: Ada Bent.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Standing Buffalo, 1881

Studio portrait of Standing Buffalo, a Ponca chief. 

The student newspaper records a visit by Standing Buffalo to the school in January of 1881, so that is probably when this photo was taken.

The Cumberland County Historical Society has three copies of this image: PA-CH1-063a and CS-CH-032.1-.2.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Indian Chiefs who visited the Carlisle Indian School [version 2] c.1881

The printed note on the reverse side reads: NOTED INDIAN CHIEFS Who have visited the Indian Training School, Carlisle, Pa.

1. Spotted Tail, Sioux Chief, Rosebud Agency, Dakota.
2. Iron Wing, Sioux Chief, Rosebud Agency, Dakota.
3. American Horse, Sioux Chief, Pine Ridge Agency, Dakota.
4. Red Shirt, Sioux Chief, Pine Ridge Agency, Dakota.
5. White Eagle, Ponca Chief, Indian Territory.
6. Standing Buffalo, Ponca Chief, Indian Territory.
7. Poor Wolf, Mandan Chief, Fort Berthold, Dakota.
8. Son of the Star. Arickaree Chief, Fort Berthold, Dakota.
9. White Man, Apache Chief, Indian Territory.
10. Stumbling Bear, Kiowa Chief, Indian Territory.
11. Tso-de-ar-ko, Wichita Chief, Indian Territory.
12. Big Horse, Cheyenne Chief, Indian Territory.
13. Bob Tail, Cheyenne Chief, Indian Territory.
14. Man-on-the-Cloud, Cheyenne, Indian Territory.
15. Mad Wolf, Cheyenne, Indian Territory.
16. Little Raven, Arapahoe Chief, Indian Territory.
17. Yellow Bear, Arapahoe Chief, Indian Territory.
18. Left Hand, Arapahoe Chief, Indian Territory.
19. Ouray, Ute Chief, Colorado.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Kisetta Roosevelt and Jack Mather [version 2], c.1881

Studio portrait of Kisetta Roosevelt and Jack Mather. Roosevelt is wearing a school-issued print dress and Mather is wearing a school uniform.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Owen Yellow Hair [version 2], c.1881

Studio portrait of Owen Yellow Hair wearing a uniform.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Dining room decorated for Christmas, c.1881

View of the dining room decorated for Christmas with female student workers posed near the tables. 

The caption identifies it as "Christmas Dinner, Indian School, Carlisle, Pa." 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

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