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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Twelve Navajo students (pose 2) [version 1], 1882

Portrait of eleven male students and one female student posed in front of the bandstand on the school grounds. Richard Henry Pratt is sitting on the bandstand, behind the group.

The female student, Antoinette Williams, had arrived on December 5, 1881. The male students are a group of male Navajo students who arrived on October 21, 1882. They are: front row, seated, left to right - George Williams, Stailey Norcross, Antoinette Williams, Charles Damon; standing, back row, left to right - Tom Torlino, Manuelito Chiquito, Manuelito Choni, Charlie, John Bitzclay, Francisco, Saahtlie (George Watchman), Benjamin Damon.

There is another version of this photograph (pose 1) in which Tom Torlino, who is standing on the far left here, is seated on the ground at the far left. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Twelve Navajo students (pose 2) [version 2], 1882

Portrait of eleven male students and one female students posed in front of the bandstand on the school grounds. Richard Henry Pratt is sitting on the bandstand, behind the group. They are a group of Navajo students who arrived on October 21, 1882.

They are, front row, seated, left to right: George Williams, Stailey Norcross, Antoinette Williams, Charles Damon; standing, back row, left to right: Tom Torlino, Manuelito Chiquito, Manuelito Choni, Charlie, John Bitzclay, Francisco, Saahtlie (George Watchman), Benjamin Damon.

There is another version of this photograph (pose 1) in which Tom Torlino, who is standing on the far left here, is seated on the ground at the far left. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Ten Sioux male students [version 2], c.1883

Studio portrait of ten Sioux male students. The caption indicates that all these students arrived from the Pine Ridge agency in November 1882. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Fifteen Sioux male students [version 2], c.1883

Studio portrait of fifteen male students wearing school uniforms. They are identified in the caption as being from the Rosebud Sioux agency and having arrived in November 1882.  

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Twelve Sioux male students [version 2], c.1883

Studio portrait of twelve male students, all wearing school uniforms. The caption says that they were from the Sioux tribe, the Pine Ridge agency and entered in November 1882. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Fourteen Cheyenne students [version 2], c.1883

Studio portrait of six male students and eight female students, all wearing school uniforms. The caption says that they are all from the Cheyenne nation and arrived in August 1882. 

The Cumberland County Historical Society has two copies of this image: PA-CH1-067a and BS-CH-039. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Kent Black Bear on a horse, c.1883

Portrait of Kent Black Bear in native clothing and feather headdress posed on a horse on the school grounds.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Watson Penn, George Summers, Joseph Big Wolf, and a visitor [version 2], c.1883

Studio portrait of Watson Penn, George Summers, Joseph Big Wolf (seated on the floor in uniform), and a visitor (seated in a chair).

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Thirteen female Sioux students [version 1], c.1883

Studio portrait of thirteen female students.

The caption on the Cumberland County Historical Society's copy of this image, written on the album page, states they are Sioux students who had entered in November 1882.

Original cataloging for this image interpreted a date of 1894 in the caption written on the plate. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Thirteen female Sioux students [version 2], c.1883

Studio portrait of thirteen female students. The caption on this album page identifies them as members of the Sioux nation who entered in November 1882.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Five unidentified male students (Alfred Group) #3, c.1883

Studio portrait of five male students.

The Cumberland County Historical Society identifies this as the "Alfred group," presumably from information scratched on the glass plate. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Four unidentified male students (Little Elk Group) #3, c.1883

Studio portrait of four male students.

The Cumberland County Historical Society identifies this as the "Little Elk group," presumably due to information scratched on the glass plate. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Two unidentified male students (David Group) #20, c.1883

Studio portrait of two unidentified male students, one wearing a school uniform.

The Cumberland County Historical Society identifies this as the "David group," presumably due to information scratched on the glass plate. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Red Cloud (pose #2), 1883

Studio portrait of visiting chief Red Cloud. This image is dated to January 1883, which coincides with a visit to the school as reported in the school paper. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Chauncey Yellow Robe [version 3], 1883

Studio portrait of Chauncey Yellow Robe upon arrival. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Red Cloud with Agent Townsend and a male student [version 2], 1883

Studio portrait of Red Cloud, a Sioux chief, with Special Agent Townsend and an unidentified male student. 

The school newspapers reported a visit to the school by Red Cloud and Agent Townsend in January 1883. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Three male Pueblo students with Miss Shields [version 2], c.1883

Studio portrait of three unidentified male Pueblo students with teacher Lora B. Shields. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Five Osage students [version 1], c.1883

Studio portrait of Josephine Pryor, Metopa, Joel Chetopah, Elmer, and Alice Long Pole. All are wearing school uniforms. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Three male Pueblo students with Miss Shields [version 1], c.1883

Studio portrait of three unidentified male Pueblo students with teacher Lora B. Shields. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Twelve Sioux male students [version 1], c.1883

Studio portrait of twelve male students, all wearing school uniforms. The caption identifies them as being from the Sioux tribe, Pine Ridge agency and entered in November 1882. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Fourteen Cheyenne students [version 1], c.1883

Studio portrait of six male students and eight female students, all wearing school uniforms. The caption for the Cumberland County Historical Society copy of this image states that they are from the Cheyenne nation and arrived in August 1883. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Eleven Navajo students [version 1], 1883

Studio portrait of ten male students and one female student.

For explantion of the identification of the students in this image and the date see the Dickinson College copy of this image in Related Images.

The students are, seated in front, left to right - Charles Damon, George Williams. Seated, left to right - Manuelito Choni, Charlie, Tom Torlino, Manuelito Chiquito, Antoinette Williams. Standing, left to right - Saahtlie (George Watchman), Benjamin Damon, Francisco, Stailey Norcross.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Fifteen Sioux male students [version 1], c.1883

Studio portrait of fifteen male students wearing school uniforms. 

Previous cataloging for this image identifies the students as being from the Pine Ridge reservation. However the caption for the Cumberland County Historical Society version of the image has a caption that says they are from the Rosbud agency and arrived in November 1882. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Ten Sioux male students [version 1], c.1883

Studio portrait of ten male students. The caption for the Cumberland County Historical Society copy of this image has a caption that says they are from the Pine Ridge agency and arrived in November 1882. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Two female students and one male student, c.1883

Studio portrait of two unidentified female students wearing white pinafores and one unidentified male student in a school uniform. 

The male student may be Harry Marmon and one of the female students may be Candelaria Quintana. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

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