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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Five Sioux students [version 1], c.1879

Group of five Sioux students posed on the bandstand on the school grounds. They are Conrad (Thunder), Gilbert (Short Leg), Arnold (Runs After the Moon), Dora (Her Pipe), and Ruth (Looking Woman).

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Black Coal, c.1879

Photograph of a studio portrait of Black Coal, an Arapaho chief. 

J.N. Choate took this photograph of the original photograph, but there is no information about the photographer of the original image.

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Four Sioux students, c.1879

Group portrait of Stephen Murray (Makes Trouble in Front), Geoffrey Chips (Runs in the Clouds), Grace Cook (Crockery Face), and Nellie (Yellow Lodge) posed in front of one of the school buildings. 

Note: The Cumberland County Historical Society also has a a stereograph of this image in their collections (SG03-12). 

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Henry Thigh, Frank Twiss, Morgan (Young Bird), and Rebecca Big Star, 1879

Group portrait of Henry Thigh, Frank Twiss, Morgan (Young Bird), and Rebecca Big Star posed on the steps of a building, presumably on the school grounds. 

Note: The Cumberland County Historical Society had previously identified the female sitter as Maud (Little Girl) based on interpretation of the caption. However, since Maud was seventeen years old on arrival, it seems more likely that this is Rebecca Big Star. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

George Walker, John Renville, Edward Upright, Nancy Renville, and Justine La Framboise, c.1879

Portrait of George Walker, John Renville, Edward Upright, Nancy Renville, and Justine La Framboise posed on the bandstand on the school grounds. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Samuel High Bear, Herbert (Yellow Sack), Maurice (Yellow Hair), and Anna Laura (Pretty Woman), 1879

Portrait of Samuel High Bear, Herbert (Yellow Sack), Maurice (Yellow Hair), and Anna Laura (Pretty Woman) posed on the bandstand on the school grounds.

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

First group of female students [version 3], 1879

Group portrait of the first female students, taken on the morning after their arrival on October 6, 1879. Matron Sarah Mather is standing at left and interpreter Charles Tackett is standing at left.

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

First group of male students [version 2], 1879

Group portrait of first male students at the school from the Pine Ridge and Rosebud agencies. They arrived on October 6, 1879. Richard Henry Pratt is standing at far left and interpreter Charles Tackett is standing at far right. 

Note: The Cumberland County Historical Society has several copies of this image, including PA-CH1-030b, BS-CH-29, 10-B-29, and 12-21-01. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

First Group of Male Students [Side Angle], 1879

Group portrait of first male students at the school from the Pine Ridge and Rosebud agencies. They arrived on October 6, 1879. Richard Henry Pratt is standing at far left and interpreter Charles Tackett is standing at far right. 

Note: This is a different view of the first male students than is more commonly seen. It was taken from a side angle rather than straight on. For this reason we have have attributed it to photographer A.A. Line rather than J. N. Choate (who took the same group from the other angle).

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Cecil (Red Man), Walter Bullman, Zonie McKenzie, and Ruth (Looking Woman) [version 2], c.1879

Portrait of Cecil (Red Man), Walter Bullman, Zonie McKenzie, and Ruth (Looking Woman) posed on the staircase of the bandstand on the school grounds. 

Format: Stereograph

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

First Group of Female Students [Smaller Group], 1879

Group portrait of the first female students, taken on the morning after their arrival on October 6, 1879 

Note: This image is different from the more commonly seen one. Here there are only twelve people in the back row, not thirteen (it is not yet determined who is not present here). Sarah Mather and Charles Tackett are not included, and there are two white men at right. (Pratt is probably the one on the right with his hand raised.) The group is also posed in front of the Girls' Quarters instead of at the end of the building. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

First group of male students (staggered pose) [version 2], 1879

Group portrait of the first male students at the school in front the boys' dormitory. Some are standing on the balcony of the building, others are seated or standing on the porch or in front of the building. Interpreter Charles Tackett is standing at the far left. 

These students came from the Pine Ridge and Rosebud agencies and arrived on October 6, 1879. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

First group of male students (staggered pose) [version 1], 1879

Group portrait of the first male students at the school in front the boys' dormitory. Some are standing on the balcony of the building, others are seated or standing on the porch or in front of the building. Interpreter Charles Tackett is standing at the far left. 

These students came from the Pine Ridge and Rosebud agencies and arrived on October 6, 1879. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

First group of female students [version 2], 1879

Group portrait of the first female students, taken on the morning after their arrival on October 6, 1879. Matron Sarah Mather is standing at left and interpreter Charles Tackett is standing at left. 

Format: Stereograph

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

First group of female students [version 1], 1879

Group portrait of the first female students, taken on the morning after their arrival on October 6, 1879. Matron Sarah Mather is standing at left and interpreter Charles Tackett is standing at right. 

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

The Cumberland County Historical Society has several versions of this image, inlcuidng PA-CH2-012a, 10-B-30, BS-CH-20, 00309B#01, and SG03-04. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

First group of male students [version 1], 1879

Group portrait of first male students at the school from the Pine Ridge and Rosebud agencies. They arrived on October 6, 1879. Richard Henry Pratt is standing at far left and interpreter Charles Tackett is standing at far right. 

Note: The version of this photograph in the Richard Henry Pratt Papers at Yale University includes an identification of all students included. That version identifies the student lying on the group at the right as Moses Broken Leg. There was no student by that name in the first  group of male students and we have been unable to identify who he was.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Thomas Carlisle and Bob Bent [version 1], c.1879

Studio portrait of Thomas Carlisle, seated, in school uniform, and Bob Bent, an interpreter, standing.

Note: Robert (Bob) Bent was the uncle of student Ada Bent, whose father was George Bent, Robert's brother.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Thomas Carlisle and Bob Bent [version 2], c.1879

Studio portrait of Thomas Carlisle wearing school uniform, seated, and Bob Bent, an interpreter, standing.

Note: Robert (Bob) Bent was the uncle of student Ada Bent, whose father was George Bent, Robert's brother.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Former Fort Marion prisoners at the Carlisle Indian School, c.1879

Portrait of White Bear, Zonkeuh, Koba, Henry Roman Nose, Little Chief, Charles Oheltoint, Etadleuh Doanmoe, and White Man posed on the grounds of the school. 

Note: The Cumberland County Historical Society notes the identification of these people is based on a copy of the image posted for sale on eBay. That copy was identitied as "No. 27, Flordida Boys." 

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Chapel under construction, 1879

View of the Chapel being built in December of 1879. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Hugh (Running Horse), c.1880

Studio portrait of Hugh (Running Horse) wearing school uniform. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

John Primaux, c.1880

Studio portrait of John Primaux.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Marcus Poko and Otto Wells [?], c.1880

Studio portrait of Marcus Poko and Otto Wells [?], both wearing school uniforms.

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

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