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Cemetery Information

Introduction

The Cemetery Information resource is a compilation of data and a variety of primary sources about each person buried in the Carlisle Indian School cemetery. Use the table below to find information on each person interred, including the date of decease, plot location, and primary documents regarding the death and burial. Search through our collection of additional content for more information on the cemetery, including an aerial map, a comparative table, and resources on the history of the cemetery.

This resource was created in response to a number of requests for detailed information about the cemetery of the Carlisle Indian School, using information from various repositories including the National Archives and Records Administration, the Cumberland County Historical Society, and Dickinson College. The information presented here is only as reliable as that recorded in the original documents, and as such may be prone to change as additional information is shared or discovered. See our Research Methodology documentation to learn more about the process of gathering and presenting this information.

Additional Information

Discover more information about the Carlisle Indian School cemetery with the following interactive content:

Explore the Modern Cemetery: Interactive Map

Use this aerial map of the Carlisle Indian School cemetery to find the location of each headstone (between 1927 and July 2017), and information on the person buried in that plot.

Compare Headstones and Records: Tables

These downloadable tables, representing information accurate between 1927 and July 2017, show the information presented on each headstone with the same information as found in the records from the Carlisle Indian School.

Resources for Cemetery History

This section includes maps of the original and modern Carlisle Indian School cemeteries, a brief history of the cemetery, and citations for further reading.

Cemetery Information

Modern Plot Location Name Nation Date of Death
Repatriated George Ell Piegan
Repatriated Ernest (Knocks Off) Sioux
D-22 Rudolph Esenday (E-sen-day) Apache ; Apache (Chiricahua)
D-10 Roderic Fatty Apache ; Apache (Chiricahua)
C-04 Pariscovia Fiedoff Alaskan ; Alaskan (Aleut)
B-05 Owen Fire (Put on the Fire) Apache ; Apache (Tonto)
A-33 Charles Fisher Crow
E-13 Samuel Flying Horse (Tasunke Kinyela) Sioux ; Sioux (Oglala)
B-17 Ada Fox Catcher (In nah ilth tah hoze hee) Apache ; Apache (Tonto)
B-07 Jim Foxcatcher (Foxcatcher) Apache ; Apache (Tonto)
D-28 Helen Fraties Alaskan
C-27 Eric Gatay (Gat-ay) Apache ; Apache (Chiricahua)
A-31 Fannie Gibson Shawnee
D-04 Samuel Gilbert (La-coo-hoo-he-kaw) Winnebago
C-14 Cooki Glook Alaskan ; Alaskan (Eskimo)
C-20 Edna Graham (Bet-ah-kat-oth) Apache ; Apache (Chiricahua)
Repatriated Frank Green Oneida
C-09 Harry Greenbird Chippewa
C-35 Giles Cheyenne
C-29 Fred Harris (Ko-woot-ke-ish) Alaskan ; Alaskan (Tlingit)
A-15 George Harrison Cheyenne
Repatriated Hayes (Little Plume) Arapaho ; Arapahoe ; Arapahoe (Northern) ; Arapaho (Northern)
B-08 Almeda Heavyhair (Heavy Hair on side of head) Gros Ventre
B-31 Albert Henderson Sac & Fox
E-03 Edward Hensley Winnebago
Repatriated Friend Hollow Horned Bear (Friend) Sioux ; Sioux (Brule)
Repatriated Horace (Horse) Arapaho ; Arapahoe (Northern) ; Arapahoe ; Arapaho (Northern)
A-40 How se-eh Pueblo ; Pueblo (Queres) ; Queres
D-27 Peter Howe Assiniboine
B-16 Eli Hunlona (Hun-lo-na) Apache
B-27 Maggie Iahanetha Apache ; Apache (Chiricahua)
E-05 Geoffrey Iske (Is-kee) Apache ; Apache (Chiricahua)
A-26 Beulah Istone Apache
B-11 Nora Izancho Apache ; Apache (Chiricahua)
A-35 Albert Jackson Seneca
Repatriated Raleigh James Washoe
C-16 Jemima John Oneida
D-19 Samuel John Nez Perce
Repatriated Henry Jones Iowa
C-03 Louise Juan Pima
B-25 Judith Kainkak Apache ; Apache (Warm Springs)
D-09 Caleb Kechjolay (Kech-jo-lay) Apache ; Apache (Chiricahua)
D-13 Mabel Kelcusay (Gos-cheese-zey) Apache ; Apache (Tonto)
D-11 Mira Kiecha Apache ; Apache (Chiricahua)
B-22 Susan King Chippewa
Unknown Mary Kinninook Alaskan
Unknown Katie Kinzhuna Apache ; Apache (Chiricahua)
A-14 Elliot Kiowa Kiowa
E-10 Sara Cook Kirk Kickapoo
A-19 Amos LaFramboise Sioux ; Sioux (Sisseton) ; Sioux (Santee) ; Sioux (Yankton)