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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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

Chief Killer and his family, 1906

Studio portrait of Chief Killer, his wife and family. Chief Killer is seated at left, wearing non-native clothes, and his wife is seated at right wearing native clothing. Standing behind them are two young women and one young man, all dressed in Carlisle uniforms. One of the girls is almost certainly student Maud Chief Killer, who would have been sixteen years old when this photo was taken. Seated in front, leaning on Chief Killer, is a young girl, probably in Carlisle school uniform. This is probably student Nonie Chief Killer, who was six years old when this photo was taken. Standing in front, leaning on Chief Killer's wife, is another young girl wearing non-native clothing.

Handwritten caption information identifies the date of this photo as November 16, 1886. This date is confirmed by a mention in The Indian Helper of Chief Killer's visit "with his wife and child." This implies that four of the five children in the photo were Carlisle students, members of his family. At this time we can only identify Maud and Nonie. 

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

Winnie Conners and Jennie Conners [version 2], c.1887

Studio portrait of Winnie Conners and Jennie Conners both wearing non-native clothing. 

Based on their ages, Winnie is probably on the left and Jennie on the right. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Winnie Conners and Jennie Conners [version 1], c.1887

Studio portrait of Winnie Conners and Jennie Conners both wearing non-native clothing. 

Based on their ages, Winnie is probably on the left and Jennie on the right. 

A handwritten caption along the side of the image probably reads: Winnie and Jennie Conners.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

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

Ambrose Chachu, c.1887

Studio portrait of Ambrose Chachu wearing 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

Ramona Chihuahua, c.1887

Studio portrait of Ramona Chihuahua wearing non-native clothes.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

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

Nellie Aspenall, c.1887

Studio portrait of Nellie Aspenall in school uniform. 

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

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

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

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

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