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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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

Mary Ealy, Nellie Carey, Mary Perry, and Jennie Hammaker with teacher Mary Hyde [version 1], c.1881

Studio portrait of Mary Ealy, Nellie Carey, Mary Perry, and Jennie Hammaker with teacher Mary Hyde. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

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

Ten male Creek students posed at the bandstand [version 1], 1881

Ten male Creek students posed at the bandstand on the school grounds. All are wearing school uniforms. In the front row (from left to right) are: Almarine McKellop, Robert Stewart, Alexander McNac, Ellis Childers, Samuel Checote, and Corenlius Carr. In the back row (front left to right) are: Benjamin Marshall, James Bell, Samuel Scott, and Silas Childers.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Dessie Prescott, Jennie Lawrence, Nellie Robertson, and Katie La Croix with Sarah Mather [version 2], c.1881

Studio portrait of Dessie Prescott (seated far left), Jennie Lawrence (seated front left), Nellie Robertson (standing back right), and Katie La Croix (seated far right) with teacher Sarah Mather (seated in center). The students are all wearing school uniforms and holding dolls.

Note: The Cumberland County Historical Society has two copies of this image: PA-CH2-012b and CS-CH-067.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Yellow Bear and his daughter, Minnie Yellow Bear [version 2], c.1881

Studio portrait of Yellow Bear and his daughter, Minnie Yellow Bear. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Boys' Quarters, c.1881

Male students posed in front of the building used as the Boys' Quarters, later known as the Large Boys' Quarters. 

This image was taken before the third floor was added. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Group of visiting chiefs with Richard Henry Pratt, c.1881

Group portrait of thirteen Native American men, probably visiting chiefs, with five white men and Richard Henry Pratt (seated in chair at right). They are posed in front of the bandstand on the school grounds.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

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

Frank Twiss, c.1881

Studio portrait of Frank Twiss wearing school uniform.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Large Boys' Quarters, c.1881

View of the Boys' Quarters with students in uniforms posed on the porches and in the yard in front of the building. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

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

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

Dessie Prescott, c.1881

Photograph of a studio portrait of Dessie Prescott. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Visiting chiefs with two female students, c. 1881

Group portrait of nine Native American men, one white man, and two female students. Most of the Native American men are probably visiting chiefs. They are posed on the school grounds, in front of one of the dormitory buildings. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Harriet Mary Elder [version 1], c.1881

Studio portrait of Harriet Mary Elder probably wearing school uniform. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Visiting chief with four male students, c.1881

Studio portrait of a visiting Native American chief with four male students in school uniforms. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Pratt family in front of the Superintendent's Quarters [version 1], c.1881

View of the Superintendent's Quarters with the chapel visible beside it. Richard Henry Pratt, his wife, and an infant are posed in front of the house with a Native American man. There are two young girls on the front porch and two people on the second floor balcony. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Lamotte Primaux [version 1], c.1881

Studio portrait of Lamotte Primaux wearing school uniform.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Fifteen female Creek students with teacher, 1881

Portrait of fifteen female students with a female teacher posed in front of and on the bandstand on the school grounds. The caption on the album page identifies them as Creek students who arrived in January 1881. 

The Cumberland County Historical Society has identified them as: front row, left to right, Elizabeth McIntosh, Rosa Ross, Millie McIntosh, Eliza Chissoe, Ella Moore, Sarah Elizabeth Crowell, Elizabeth McNac, Minnie Atkins; back row, left to right, Eliza Bell, Rachel Checote, Millie Brown, Bessie West, Martha Elizabeth Moore, Nancy McIntosh, and Jane Freeman. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Dessie Prescott, Jennie Lawrence, Nellie Robertson, and Katie La Croix with Sarah Mather [version 1], c.1881

Studio portrait of Dessie Prescott (seated far left), Jennie Lawrence (seated front left), Nellie Robertson (standing back right), and Katie La Croix (seated far right) with teacher Sarah Mather (seated in center). The students are all wearing school uniforms and holding dolls. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Twelve male Arapaho students #2, c.1881

Studio portrait of twelve unidentified male students, most in school uniforms. 

Previous cataloging identifies these students as being from the Arapaho nation. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Nine Arapaho students [version 2], c.1881

Studio portrait of five male students and four female students, all wearing school uniforms. The caption states that they are from the Arapaho nation and all arrived in February 1881. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

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