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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Young Bull Bear, a visiting chief, with Oscar Bull Bear, and Richard Davis, 1879

Studio portrait of Young Bull Bear, a Cheyenne chief, with students Oscar Bull Bear and Richard Davis. 

Note: Previous interpretation of the handwritten caption on the plate says that Richard Davis was also called Thunderbird, and the date of the photograph is 1879. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Group of Sioux students with Charles Tackett, c.1879

Portrait of a group of five Sioux students posed with interpreter Charles Tackett on the bandstand on the school grounds. They are, from left to right: Max Spotted Tail (Talks With Bears), Charles Tackett, Sarah Mather (Red Road), William Spotted Tail (Stays at Home), Pollock Spotted Tail (Little Scout), and Oliver Spotted Tail (Bugler).

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Cecil (Red Man), Walter Bullman, Zonie McKenzie, and Ruth (Looking Woman) [version 1], 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: 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

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

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

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 (staggered pose), 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

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 [version 1], 1879

Group portrait of the first female students at the school from the Pine Ridge and Rosebud reservations, arriving 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

First group of female students [version 2], 1879

Group portrait of the first female students, who came from the Pine Ridge and Rosebud Sioux Reservations 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

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

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

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

Chapel under construction, 1879

View of the Chapel being built in December of 1879. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph

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

White Man and Stumbling Bear, visiting chiefs [version 1], c.1880

The caption reads: White Man Apache Chief    Stumbling Bear Kiowa Chief

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Tso-de-ar-ko, Wild Horse, and an interpreter [version 1], c.1880

Studio portrait of Tso-de-ar-ko, a Wichita chief, and Wild Horse, a Comanche chief, with Mr. Clark, an interpreter from Indian Territory. 

The caption reads: Tso-de-aiko Wichita Chief,         Clarke Interperter Ind Leg     Wild Horse Commnche Chief

The handwritten not on the reverse side reads: Number 17

The Cumberland County Historical Society has two copies of this image: PA-CH1-014b and CS-CH-053. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

John Primaux, c.1880

Studio portrait of John Primaux.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Four Pueblo Children from Zuni, New Mexico, c.1880

Studio portrait of Mary Ealy (standing at left), Jennie Hammaker (standing at right), Frank Cushing (sitting at left), and Taylor Ealy (sitting at right), all wearing native clothing. 

The printed caption on the reverse side reads:

No 20.   
Teai-e-se-u-lu-ti-wa - Frank Cushing.

Tra-wa-ea-tsa-lun-kia - Saylor Ealy.
Tsai au-tit-sa - Mary Ealy.
Jan-i-uh-tit sa - Jennie Hammaker.
 - Pueblos. 

Note: The Cumberland County Historical Society has two copies of this image: PA-CH1-044a and CS-CH-068.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Hugh (Running Horse), c.1880

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

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Five Sioux girls [version 1], c.1880

Studio portrait of Ruth (Looking Woman), Hattie Long Wolf, Anna Laura, Grace Cook, and Stella Berht.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

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