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 twelve unidentified male students, most in school uniforms.
Previous cataloging identifies these students as being from the Arapaho nation.
Studio portrait of Harriet Mary Elder probably wearing school uniform.
Studio portrait of Irvine Chodoque.
Studio portrait of Dan Tucker.
Studio portrait of Frank Engler.
Note: The Historical Society has two copies of this image, 13-29-04 and PA-CH1-063d.
The caption reads: WHITE BUFFALO – CHEYENNE. AT CARLISLE '81–'84.
This image appears in John N. Choate's Souvenir of the Carlisle Indian School (Carlisle, PA: J. N. Choate, 1902).
Format: Photograph, Reproduction
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Studio portrait of Frank Twiss wearing school uniform.
Format: Glass Plate Negative
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Studio portrait of White Buffalo wearing Native clothing including feathered headdress and holding a bow and arrow.
Studio portrait of Mary Ealy, Nellie Carey, Mary Perry, and Jennie Hammaker with teacher Mary Hyde.
Group portrait of nine Native American men, one white man, and two female students. Most of the Native American men are probably visiting chiefs. They are posed on the school grounds, in front of one of the dormitory buildings.
Studio portrait of Lamotte Primaux wearing school uniform.
Studio portrait of student White Buffalo in Native dress wearing a feather headdress and holding a bow and arrow.
The handwritten note on the reverse side reads: White Buffalo. Cheyenne. Native dress.
The Cumberland County Historical Society has two copies of this image: PA-CH2-003a and BS-CH-001a.
Studio portrait of a visiting Native American chief with four male students in school uniforms.
Studio portrait of five male and four female students. The caption for the Cumberland County Historical Society copy of this image identifies them as from the Arapaho nation and that they arrived in February 1881.
The printed note on the reverse side reads: Ouray and his wife Chipeta; Utes.
This is a copy photographer J.N. Choate made of a portrait taken in 1858 and marketed by Mathew Brady. Choate made a copy of the Brady image and marketed it as his own. Ouray is included in Choate's composite of chiefs who had visited the school.
The Cumberland County Historical Society has four copies of this image: PA-CH1-018b, CS-CH-040.1-.2, and 10B-02-04.
Studio portrait of Ada Bent wearing school uniform. A handwritten caption along the side of the image probably reads: Ada Bent.
Studio portrait of a Native American man, probably a visiting chief or relative, with a male and a female student.
Studio portrait of Frank Everett.
Studio portrait of a visiting chief Standing Bear with eight male students and a young white boy. His son, Luther Standing Bear, is standing behind him on the right wearing a dark coat.
Studio portrait of Lydia Harrington probably wearing school uniform.
Studio portrait of Mitty.
Studio portrait of Standing Bear, a Sioux chief, with his son, Luther Standing Bear.
Studio portrait of Mary Ealy, Nellie Carey, Mary Perry, and Jennie Hammaker, posed with teacher Mary Hyde. The students are all wearing school uniforms.
Studio portrait of Mitty.