Seventeen female students upon arrival, c.1888

Seventeen female students upon arrival, c.1888

Portrait of seventeen Native American girls in their own clothing, probably upon arrival at the school. 

The original caption written on the album page for this image identifies them as Pueblo girls who had entered in August 1884. But that caption was crossed out in pencil at a later date and the note added "Incorrectly marked." This corresponds with the information supplied that indicates these are not people from the Pueblo nation. A visitor to the website explained why the original caption on this image may be incorrect:

"While the caption reads "Pueblo girls," the Dentalium Shell Earrings worn by two of the girls, and the Silver Concho Belts worn by three of the girls, are both more typical cultural dress of girls from the Northern Plains, such as the Hunkpapa Dakota tribe or the Yankton Dakota tribe, and not the cultural dress of girls from any of the Pueblos of the Southwest."

Photographer: 
John N. Choate, Carlisle, PA
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