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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Boys' Quarters, c.1881

Male students posed in front of the building used as the Boys' Quarters, later known as the Large Boys' Quarters. 

This image was taken before the third floor was added. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Band stand on school grounds, c.1881

View of the band stand on the school grounds. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Male students posed on school grounds, c.1881

Row of male students in uniform posed on the school grounds with the girls' quarters and band stand in the background. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Large Boys' Quarters, c.1881

View of the Boys' Quarters with students in uniforms posed on the porches and in the yard in front of the building. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Pratt family in front of the Superintendent's Quarters [version 1], 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: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

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

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

Students on school grounds, c.1881

View of students on school grounds with superintendent's quarters on the left and the girls' quarters on the right. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Hospital Building, c.1881

View of the hospital building with staff and students posed on the porches. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Dining room decorated for Christmas, c.1881

View of the dining room decorated for Christmas with female student workers posed near the tables. 

The caption identifies it as "Christmas Dinner, Indian School, Carlisle, Pa." 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Students and Marianna Burgess in the print shop, c.1881

Three male students posed standing in the print shop with Marianna Burgess seated writing at a desk. 

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

Students working in the tin shop with instructor, c.1881

Male students posed making buckets and watering cans and other objects in the tin shop, with a white male instructor observing. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

White Buffalo in headdress with bow and arrow (pose #1) [version 2], 1881

The caption reads: WHITE BUFFALO – CHEYENNE.  AT CARLISLE '81–'84.

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

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

White Buffalo in headdress with bow and arrow (pose #1) [version 1], 1881

Studio portrait of student White Buffalo in native dress wearing a feather headdress and holding a bow and arrow. 

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

 The Cumberland County Historical Society has two copies of this image: PA-CH2-003a and BS-CH-001a.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Indian Chiefs who visited the Carlisle Indian School [version 1], c.1881

The caption reads: Noted Indian Chiefs.

The printed note on the reverse side reads: NOTED INDIAN CHIEFS Who have visited the Indian Training School, Carlisle, Pa.

1. Spotted Tail, Sioux Chief, Rosebud Agency, Dakota.
2. Iron Wing, Sioux Chief, Rosebud Agency, Dakota.
3. American Horse, Sioux Chief, Pine Ridge Agency, Dakota.
4. Red Shirt, Sioux Chief, Pine Ridge Agency, Dakota.
5. White Eagle, Ponca Chief, Indian Territory.
6. Standing Buffalo, Ponca Chief, Indian Territory.
7. Poor Wolf, Mandan Chief, Fort Berthold, Dakota.
8. Son of the Star. Arickaree Chief, Fort Berthold, Dakota.
9. White Man, Apache Chief, Indian Territory.
10. Stumbling Bear, Kiowa Chief, Indian Territory.
11. Tso-de-ar-ko, Wichita Chief, Indian Territory.
12. Big Horse, Cheyenne Chief, Indian Territory.
13. Bob Tail, Cheyenne Chief, Indian Territory.
14. Man-on-the-Cloud, Cheyenne, Indian Territory.
15. Mad Wolf, Cheyenne, Indian Territory.
16. Little Raven, Arapahoe Chief, Indian Territory.
17. Yellow Bear, Arapahoe Chief, Indian Territory.
18. Left Hand, Arapahoe Chief, Indian Territory.
19. Ouray, Ute Chief, Colorado.

The Cumberland County Historical Society has a copy of this image: PA-CH1-072a. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Indian Chiefs who visited the Carlisle Indian School [version 2] c.1881

The printed note on the reverse side reads: NOTED INDIAN CHIEFS Who have visited the Indian Training School, Carlisle, Pa.

1. Spotted Tail, Sioux Chief, Rosebud Agency, Dakota.
2. Iron Wing, Sioux Chief, Rosebud Agency, Dakota.
3. American Horse, Sioux Chief, Pine Ridge Agency, Dakota.
4. Red Shirt, Sioux Chief, Pine Ridge Agency, Dakota.
5. White Eagle, Ponca Chief, Indian Territory.
6. Standing Buffalo, Ponca Chief, Indian Territory.
7. Poor Wolf, Mandan Chief, Fort Berthold, Dakota.
8. Son of the Star. Arickaree Chief, Fort Berthold, Dakota.
9. White Man, Apache Chief, Indian Territory.
10. Stumbling Bear, Kiowa Chief, Indian Territory.
11. Tso-de-ar-ko, Wichita Chief, Indian Territory.
12. Big Horse, Cheyenne Chief, Indian Territory.
13. Bob Tail, Cheyenne Chief, Indian Territory.
14. Man-on-the-Cloud, Cheyenne, Indian Territory.
15. Mad Wolf, Cheyenne, Indian Territory.
16. Little Raven, Arapahoe Chief, Indian Territory.
17. Yellow Bear, Arapahoe Chief, Indian Territory.
18. Left Hand, Arapahoe Chief, Indian Territory.
19. Ouray, Ute Chief, Colorado.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Our Boys and Girls, 1881

The printed note on the reverse side reads: OUR BOYS AND GIRLS At the Indian Training School, Carlisle, Pa.

1. White Buffalo, Cheyenne, I. T.
2. Mittie Houston, Wichita, I. T.
3. Samuel Townsend, Pawnee, I. T.
4. Nancy Renville, Sisseston Sioux, D. T.     Daughter of Chief Gabriel Renville.
5. Grace Cook, Sioux, D. T.
6. Justine La Framboise, Sisseton Sioux, D. T.
7. Grace Cook, Sioux, D. T.
8. Anna Raven, Arapahoe, I. T.     Daughter of Chief Little Raven
9. Walter Matches, Cheyenne, I. T.
10. White Buffalo, Cheyenne, I. T.
11. John Renville, Sisseton Sioux, D. T. Son of Chief Gabriel Renville.
12. Mille Brown, Creek, I. T.
13. Sheldon Jackson, Pueblo, N. M.
14. Bernard, Sioux, D. T.
15. Mary Ealy, Pueblo, N. M.
16. Samuel Baker, Sioux D. T.
17. Daniel Tucker, Arapahoe, I. T.
18. Henry Roman-Nose, Cheyenne, I. T.
19. Mary Perry, Pueblo, N. M.
20. Laura Toneadlemah, Kiowa, I. T.   Daugher of Chief Red Buffalo
21. Jennie Hammaker, Pueblo, N. M.
22. Joseph, Cheyenne, I. T.
23. Pollock, Sioux. Son of Chief Spotted Tail.
24. Albert Tulsey, Seminole, I. T. Son of Rev. Mr. Tulsey, Indian missionary to the Creek nation.
25. Horace Coarse Voice, D. T.
26. John Shields, N. M. Adopted son of Gov. Therdocio Durem.
27. Sheldon Jackson, Pueblo, N. M.
28. Harriet Mary, Nez Perce, I. T.
29. Hugh, Sioux, D. T. Grandson of Chief Spotted Tail.
30. Minnie Atkins, Creek, I. T.
31. Minnie Yellow Bear, Arapahoe. Daughter of Chief Yellow Bear.
32. Kesseta. Lipan, taken prisoner by U.S. troops in Mexico
33. Frank Cushing, Pueblo, N. M.
34. David Blueteeth, Sioux, D. T.

The Cumberland County Historical Society has two copies of this image: PA-CH1-073b and CS-CH-088. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Ada Bent, c.1881

Studio portrait of Ada Bent wearing school uniform. A handwritten caption along the side of the image probably reads: Ada Bent.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Ellis Childers, c.1881

Studio portrait of Ellis Childers wearing school uniform.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Silas Childers, c.1881

Studio portrait of Silas Childers wearing school uniform.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Irvine Chodoque, c.1881

Studio portrait of Irvine Chodoque. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Harriet Mary Elder [version 1], c.1881

Studio portrait of Harriet Mary Elder probably wearing school uniform. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Frank Engler, c.1881

Studio portrait of Frank Engler. 

Note: The Historical Society has two copies of this image, 13-29-04 and PA-CH1-063d.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

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