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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Embry Gibson [version 1], c.1883

Studio portrait of Embry Gibson wearing non-native clothing.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Susie Martinez holds a doll [version 2], c.1883

The handwritten note on the reverse side reads: Susie Martinez & Doll. Delaware.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Chauncey Yellow Robe, Henry Standing Bear, and Wounded Yellow Robe, 1883 and 1886

The caption reads: WOUNDED YELLOW ROBE. HENRY STANDING BEAR. CHAUNCY YELLOW ROBE.

SIOUX BOYS AS THEY ENTERED THE SCHOOL IN 1883. THREE YEARS LATER.

This image appears in John N. Choate's Souvenir of the Carlisle Indian School (Carlisle, PA: J. N. Choate, 1902).

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Ellis Childers, c.1883

Studio portrait of a young man in non-native clothes. 

Note: There is a difficult to read handwritten caption along the side of the image which we believe says: Ellis Childers

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Harry Shirley [version 2], c.1883

Studio portrait of Harry Shirley wearing school uniform.

Note: The Cumberland County Historical Society has two copies of this image: PA-CH2-074c and 13-28-01.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

White Buffalo, c.1883 [after]

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

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Helen Onion [version 1], c.1883

Studio portrait of Helen Onion wearing school uniform.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Benjamin Thomas, Mary Perry, and John Menaul, c.1883 [after]

Benjamin Thomas (Wat-ye-eh), Mary Perry (Ki-ot-se), and John Menaul (Kowsh-te-ah), Pueblo Indians from Laguna, New Mexico, in their school uniforms.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Phillips Bob Tail, c.1883

Studio portrait of Phillips Bob Tail wearing non-native clothing. A handwritten caption written along the side of the image probably reads: Philips Bobtail

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Stacy Matlock, William Morgan, and Bruce Hayman, c.1883

Studio portrait of Stacy Matlock (far left), William Morgan (center), and Bruce Hayman (far right). All are in non-native clothing (Matlock and Morgan are in school uniforms). 

Note: The identification of Bruce Hayman is a best guess.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

John Dixon and Cyrus Dickson, c.1883

Studio portrait of John Dixon (seated) and Cyrus Dickson (standing), both wearing school uniforms. 

Note: CCHS identifies the sitters as Cyrus and John. Identification here is based on contextual information. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Joel Tyndall, c.1883

Studio portrait of Joel Tyndall wearing school uniform.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Helen Onion [version], c.1883

Studio portrait of Helen Onion wearing school uniform.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Bertha Chips [version 2], c.1883

Studio portrait of Bertha Chips probably wearing school uniform.

Note: Although the spelling on school materials shows the last name as Chips, family members indicate that the proper spelling is Chipps. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Rose White Thunder, 1883 [before]

The handwritten note reads: Rosa Whitethunder   Sioux   In her Indian dress.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Joshua Given, c.1883

Studio portrait of Joshua Given wearing non-native clothing.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Kent Black Bear and Dana Long Wolf [version 2], c.1883

Studio portrait of Kent Black Bear (seated) and Dana Long Wolf (standing), both in non-native clothing and holding straw boater hats. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Bertha Chips [version 1], c.1883

Studio portrait of Bertha Chips probably wearing school uniform.

Note: Although the spelling on school materials shows the last name as Chips, family members indicate that the proper spelling is Chipps. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Group of four young men, c.1883

Studio portrait of four young men, two seated, two standing behind them. The young men seated and standing on the left are wearing school uniforms, the two seated and standing on the left are in non-native clothing. 

Two students are identified as Ota Chief Eagle and Phillips Bob Tail. The other two are unidentified. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Ellwood Wilbeforce (Ellwood Moon) [version 1], c.1883

Studio portrait of Ellwood Wilbeforce (Ellwood Moon) wearing school uniform.

Note: When this student arrived he was known as Ellwood Moon. His information card notes that he later changed his name to Ellwood Wilbeforce.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Benjamin Damon, c.1883

Studio portrait of Benjamin Damon wearing non-native clothing. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Group of 11 Navajo students, 1883

The handwritten note reads: Students at Government School at Carlisle, Pa.

Based on enrollment information and a few other photographs of the individuals pictured, we believe the students are as follows:

Younger boys seated in front, left to right - Charles Damon, George Williams. Seated, left to right - Manuelito Choni, Charlie, Tom Torlino, Manuelito Chiquito, Antoinette Williams. Standing, left to right - Saahtlie (George Watchman), Benjamin Damon, Francisco, Stailey Norcross.

This same group of Navajo students appear in a photograph with Richard Henry Pratt upon their arrival at the school on October 21, 1882. See the "Richard H. Pratt with 12 students, 1882" link below. 

We believe the photo dates from the spring or early summer of 1883 since there are only 10 men pictured here, although 11 arrived together. (Antoinette Williams arrived a year earlier.) John Bitzclay died in March of 1883, and 3 of the others left Carlisle in July and August of 1883 due to poor health.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Wounded Yellow Robe, Timber Yellow Robe, and Henry Standing Bear, 1883, #2 [before]

View of Wounded Yellow Robe, Timber Yellow Robe, and Henry Standing Bear on November 15, 1883.

The handwritten note reads: Taken upon their arrival in Carlisle.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Wounded Yellow Robe, Timber Yellow Robe, and Henry Standing Bear, 1883, #1 [before]

View of Wounded Yellow Robe, Timber Yellow Robe, and Henry Standing Bear the day after they entered the school on November 15, 1883.

The handwritten note on the reverse side reads: 1  Wounded Yellow Robe, 3  Timber Yellow Robe, and 2  Henry Standing Bear.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

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