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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Visiting chiefs from the the Great Nemaha Agency [version 1], 1880

Portrait of a group of Native American men, white men, with one male student and two female students posed in front of a dormitory building on the school grounds. Richard Henry Pratt is standing at the far left.

The caption in the album for the Cumberland County Historical Society version of this image states that they are from the Great Nemaha Agency and that the photo was taken on February 25, 1880. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Visiting chiefs from the the Great Nemaha Agency [version 2], 1880

Portrait of a group of Native American men, white men, with one male student and two female students posed in front of a dormitory building on the school grounds. Richard Henry Pratt is standing at the far left. The caption in the album states that they are from the Great Nemaha Agency and that the photo was taken on February 25, 1880.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Seven male Kiowa students [version 1], 1880

Studio portrait of seven unidentified male students in school uniform. 

The caption for the Cumberland County Historical Society's version of this image identifies the students as from the Kiowa nation and provides a date of March 1880. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Seven male Cheyenne students [version 1], 1880

Studio portrait of seven unidentified male students in school uniforms. 

The caption for the Cumberland County Historical Society's version of this image identifies the students as from the Cheyenne nation and provides a date of March 1880.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Ten male Cheyenne students [version 1], 1880

Studio portrait of ten unidentified male students wearing school uniforms. 

The caption for the Cumberland County Historical Society's copy of this image identifies them as from the Cheyenne nation and dates it to March 1880. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Ten male Cheyenne students [version 2], 1880

Studio portratit of ten unidentified male students in school uniforms. The caption identifies them as being from the Cheyenne nation and provides a date of March 1880. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Seven male Cheyenne students [version 2], 1880

Studio portrait of seven unidentified male students in school uniforms. 

The caption identifies them as being from the Cheyenne nation and provides a date of March 1880.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Seven male Kiowa students [version 2], 1880

Studio portrait of seven unidentified male students in school uniforms. The caption identifies them as being from the Kiowa nation and provides a date of March 1880. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Nine Arapaho students, 1880

Studio portrait of five male students and four female students, identified in the caption as being from the Arapaho nation. The caption provides a date of March 1880.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Lucy Black Shortnose, Ella Hippy, Fanny (Knife Holder), Mabel Doanmoe, and Laura Doanmoe [version 1], 1880

Studio portrait of Lucy Black Shortnose, Ella Hippy, Fanny (Knife Holder), Mabel Doanmoe, and Laura Doanmoe.

One of the Cumberland County Historical Society's versions of this image (10-B-04) provides a date of March 1880. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Lucy Black Shortnose, Ella Hippy, Fanny (Knife Holder), Mabel Doanmoe, and Laura Doanmoe [version 2], 1880

Studio portrait of Lucy Black Shortnose, Ella Hippy, Fanny (Knife Holder), Mabel Doanmoe, and Laura Doanmoe.

The caption identifies Lucy Black Shortnose as Lucy Cheyenne and Fanny (Knife Holder) as Fanny Kawboodle. 

The caption for another version of this image (10-B-04) provides a date of March 1880.

The Cumberland County Historical Society has four copies of this image: PA-CH1-022a, 10-B-04, and CS-CH-062.1-.2. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Five male Sioux students [version 2], 1880

Studio portrait of Bernard (Hawk Charging Daylight) (standing at left), Horace (Horse) (standing at right), Reuben Quick Bear (Kills the Enemy) (seated at left), John Renville (seated in center), and Rufus (Strikes the Enemy (seated at right). All are wearing school uniforms.

Note: The Cumberland County Historical Society dates this image to March, 1880. They have three copies of the image: 10-B-08; 13-08-01, and PA-CH1-021a.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Five female students [version 2], 1880

Studio portrait of Alice Wynn (back left), Kisetta Roosevelt (back middle), Mabel Doanmoe (back right), Rebecca Big Star (front left), and Harriet Mary Elder (front right). All are wearing school uniforms.

Note: The Cumberland County Historical Society dates this image to March, 1880. The Society has three copies of this image: PA-CH1-023c, 10-B-06, and 13-14-02. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Male students posed on the balconies of their quarters [version 1], 1880

Male students in school uniforms posed on the balcony, front porch, and in front of a building on the school grounds, presumably the Boys' Quarters. 

One of the Cumberland County Historical Society's copies of this image is captioned "Indian boys in first uniforms Apr. 1880." 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Male students posed on the balconies of their quarters [version 2], 1880

Male students posed in school uniforms on the balcony, front porch, and in front of a building on the school grounds, presumably the Boys' Quarters. 

The caption on this image identifies it as "Indian boys in first uniforms Apr. 1880." The Cumberland County Historical Society has three copies of this image: PA-CH1-029b, BS-CH-027, and 13-07-01. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Visiting Sioux chiefs, c.1880

Portrait of a large group of visiting Sioux chiefs posed in front of the bandstand on the school grounds with some white men including Richard Henry Pratt. 

The Cumberland County Historical Society has three copies of this image: PA-CH1-028a, BS-CH-028, and 12-15-01. 

Note: In his book Spotted Tail's Folk, George E. Hyde provides a date of June 1880 for a copy of this image from the New York Public Library. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Spotted Tail with four of his sons, 1880

Studio portrait of visiting Chief Spotted Tail with his sons, then enrolled at Carlisle. William is seated at left of Spotted Tail, Pollock seated at right, with Oliver standing at left and Max standing at right. 

Note: This images appears to have been taken during the same sitting as the portrait of Spotted Tail. See Related Images. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: South Dakota State Historical Society

Richard Henry Pratt and Chief Spotted Tail with the "Quaker Ladies" [version 1], 1880

Portrait of Richard Henry Pratt and Chief Spotted Tail with Rebecca T. Haines (standing at left), Susan Longstreth (standing in center), and Mary Anna Longstreth (standing at rear right). The Longstreths and Haines were known as the "Quaker Ladies." All are posed on the bandstand on the school grounds. Spotted Tail was visiting the school in June 1880, which is probably when this photo was taken.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Richard Henry Pratt and Chief Spotted Tail with the "Quaker Ladies" [version 2], 1880

Richard Henry Pratt and Chief Spotted Tail with Rebecca T. Haines (standing at left), Susan Longstreth (standing in center), and Mary Anna Longstreth (standing at far right) posed on the bandstand on the school grounds. The Longstreths and Haines were from Philadelphia and were known as "the Quaker ladies." Chief Spotted Tail was visiting the school in June 1880, which is probably when this photo was taken.

Note: The Cumberland County Historical Society has two copies of this image: PA-CH1-016a and CS-CH-107.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Slate showing student work with names R. B. Hayes and John Williams [version 1], 1880

Image of a slate such as those used by students. This slate contains examples of written vocabulary words, written text, a copy of a brief note from student R. B. Hayes to his father dated June 25, 1880, a drawing of a man on a horse apparently signed John Williams, and an example of a math problem.  Along the side is written "Choate Photographer." 

It is not clear if this slate shows work by one student or is a composite, since R. B Hayes (Cheyenne nation) and John Williams (Arapaho nation) are both named on it. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Eleven students upon arrival, 1880

Portrait of seven male students and four female students posed on the school grounds. This photo was taken on the day they arrived, July 31, 1880. Although the caption states that they were Pueblo students, ten of them were Pueblo and one was Apache. The Pubelo students are: Frank Cushing, Taylor Ealy, Mary Ealy, Jennie Hammaker, Sheldon Jackson, Mary Perry, John Menual Chaves, Benjamin Thomas, John Shields, and Harvey Townsend. The Apache student is Nellie Carey.  

The Cumberland County Historical Society has two copies of this image: PA-CH1-082c and CS-CH-091. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Benjamin Thomas, Mary Perry, and John Menaul, 1880 [before]

Studio portrait of Benjamin Thomas (Wat-ye-eh), Mary Perry (Ki-ot-se), and John Menaul (Kowsh-te-ah), at their arrival and in native dress. 

Note: The Cumberland County Historical Society has two copies of this image: CS-CH-072 and 10B-02-01.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Gabriel Renville, 1880

Studio portrait of Gabriel Renville. 

Note: Gabriel Renville was the father of students John Renville and Nancy Renville. This photo was probably taken between August 10, 1880 (when he came to Carlisle to bring home the body of John, who had died at the school) and August 17, 1880 (when he and his daughter Nancy left the school). 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

American Horse, 1880

Studio portrait of American Horse, a Sioux chief. 

American Horse visited the school in August 1880 which is probably when this photograph was taken.  This is #25 on Choate's list of images for sale. 

The Cumberland County Historical Society has five copies of this image; PA-CH1-010b and CS-CH-033.1-.4.  

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Poor Wolf, 1880

Studio portrait of Poor Wolf, a Mandan chief. 

The student newspaper records a visit to the school by Poor Wolf in August 1880.

The Cumberland County Historical Society has three copies of this image: PA-CH1-019a and CS-CH-034a.1-.2. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

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