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Cemetery Information


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
D-37 Fred Senoche Sac & Fox
B-19 Wilkie Sharp Pawnee
A-32 James Shawbush (Shawboose) Chippewa
D-26 Bishop L. Shield (Sleeps Above) Gros Ventre
D-29 Lawney Shorty (Shorty) Piegan
D-15 Corinne Simahtie Pueblo ; Pueblo (Acoma) ; Pueblo (Queres) ; Queres (Acoma) ; Queres
Repatriated Lottie Sireech Ute
E-01 Frederick Skahsejah (Skah-se-jah) Apache ; Apache (Chiricahua)
D-24 Sara K. Smith (Oh-nie) Shoshone
C-26 William Snake Ponca
Unknown Ella Soisewitza (So-is-e-witz-sa) Pueblo ; Pueblo (Laguna) ; Pueblo (Queres) ; Queres ; Queres (Laguna)
E-11 Lucy Spaulding Alaskan
E-14 Edward Spott Puyallup
Repatriated Alice Springer Omaha
E-12 Mabel Stack Alaskan
A-08 Thomas Suckley Mandan
Unknown Eunice Suison Apache ; Apache (Chiricahua)
A-01 Neal Suison (Suison) Apache ; Apache (Chiricahua)
D-34 William Summers Cheyenne
D-02 Reuben Tahpers Cheyenne
Repatriated Sophia Tetoff Aleut ; Alaskan
E-19 Tomiclock Alaskan ; Alaskan (Eskimo)
D-21 Minnie Topa Pawnee
D-08 Edward Upright Sioux ; Sioux (Sisseton)
Repatriated Annie Vereskin Aleut ; Alaskan
D-01 Wah she he Arapaho
Unknown Fred War Bonnet Sioux
Repatriated Dennison Paull Wheelock Oneida
A-05 Percy White Bear Cheyenne
B-03 Charles Whiteshield Cheyenne
D-38 Delia Williams Chippewa ; Chippewa (Michigan)
E-25 James Wolfe Sac & Fox ; Sac & Fox (Oklahoma)
C-24 Lucia Yai-tsah Apache ; Apache (Chiricahua)
B-12 Aaron Yalosla (Yal-o-sla) Apache
A-23 Margaret Yates (Na-dah-sthil-ah) Apache ; Apache (Chiricahua)
B-29 Helen Yot-soza Apache ; Apache (Chiricahua)
A-37 Young Eagle Sioux
A-28 Wendell Young (Big White Man) Sioux ; Sioux (Oglala)
A-12 Penelope Zaen (Zaen) Apache ; Apache (Chiricahua)
C-37 Zonkeuh Kiowa