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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Studio portrait of an unidentified visiting chief. A later handwritten caption reads "N.M. Apache." 

Studio portrait of three unidentified male students; two are wearing school uniforms.

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.

Studio portrait of Chief Big Horse and his son, Hubbell Big Horse. Chief Big Horse wears traditional clothing and Hubbell is wearing a school uniform. 

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.

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. 

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. 

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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. 

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. 

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. 

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.

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. 

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. 

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. 

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." 

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.

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 Max standing at left and Oliver standing at right. (The identifications typed on the back of this photo indicate that Oliver is standing at left and Max on the right, but other research suggests that identification is in error. Max is the older of the two boys.)

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

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. 

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.

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.