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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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

Lamotte Primaux [version 2], c.1881

Studio portrait of Lamotte Primaux wearing school uniform.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

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

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

White Buffalo in headdress with bow and arrow (pose #2), 1881

Studio portrait of White Buffalo wearing native clothing including feathered headdress and holding a bow and arrow.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

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

Pratt family in front of the Superintendent's Quarters [version 2], 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: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Six male Osage students [version 1], c.1881

Studio portrait of six male students, all wearing school uniforms. The caption identifies them as being from the Osage tribe. 

Cumberland County Historical Society Staff have identified Fred Lookout as the student in the front row, far right, based on comparison with other photos.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Seven male Pawnee students, 1881

Studio portrait of seven unidentified male students. 

Previous cataloging identifies them as from the Pawnee nation and provides a date of January 1881 for the image. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Owen Yellow Hair [version 1], c.1881

Studio portrait of Owen Yellow Hair wearing a uniform.

Note: Previous cataloging indicates the handwritten caption contains the date 1894. However, that is not possible if this person is Owen Yellow Hair.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

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

Superintendent's Quarters, c.1881

View of the Superintendent's Quarters with people, including probably Richard Henry Pratt, in front of the house and on the balconies. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Jennie Waupoose, Elizabeth Dixon, and Alice Neopet with Sarah Mather [version 1], c.1881

Studio portrait of Jennie Waupoose (seated at left), Elizabeth Dixon (seated at rear), and Alice Neopet (seated at right) with teacher Sarah Mather (seated in center). Each girl is holding a doll.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Students working in the shoe shop, c.1881

Students working in the shoe shop with a table covered wtih boots in the center. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Irvine Chodoque, c.1881

Studio portrait of Irvine Chodoque. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Elmer, c.1881

Studio portrait of Elmer wearing school uniform.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

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

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

Sheldon Jackson, Harvey Townsend, and John Shields [version 1], c.1881

Studio portrait of Sheldon Jackson (left), Harvey Townsend (center), and John Shields (right), all wearing school uniforms.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Lydia Harrington [version 1], c.1881

Studio portrait of Lydia Harrington probably wearing school uniform.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Kisetta Roosevelt and Jack Mather [version 1], c.1881

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

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

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