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 Luther Standing Bear.
Portrait of chiefs Brother-to-All, Like the Bear, Poor Wolf, Son-of-the-Star, and American Horse posed with interpreters John Bridgeman and John Smith, standing in front of the bandstand on the school grounds. The man in the background on the left is probably Richard Henry Pratt.
Note: Identification of the chiefs is based on Cumberland County Historical Society's CS-CH-089.
Studio portrait of Valentine McKenzie.
Studio portrait of Laura Doanmoe wearing school uniform. Handwritten caption along the side of the image reads: Laura Doanmoe.
Portrait of Zonkeuh [probably standing at left], Owen Yellow Hair, Charles Kawboodle, and Dan Tucker posed in front of a building on the school grounds. All are holding bugles.
Studio portrait of Spotted Tail, a Sioux chief, described as being "after his return from Washington."
Note: This image was sold by photographer J.N. Choate (#23 on the list of photos being sold). It is here that it is described as being "after his return from Washington."
A posed group of male students in the Carlisle Indian School tin shop with their instructor and Richard Henry Pratt. They are, from left to right: Charles Oheltoint, Richard Henry Pratt, Henry Roman Nose, Paul Black Bear, J.H. Curtain (instructor), Ernest, and Koba.
The Cumberland County Historical Society has two copies of this image: CS-CH-097.1-.2.
Studio portrait of Tso-de-ar-ko, a Wichita chief, and Wild Horse, a Comanche chief, with Mr. Clark, an interpreter.
Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Swedish National Museums of World Culture
View of the school grounds showing the chapel and the superintendent's quarters on the right and the teachers' quarters on the left.
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 at center), and Rufus (Strikes the Enemy) (seated at right). All are wearing school uniforms.
Studio portrait of Anna Laura (Pretty Woman) wearing native dress.
Note: This is an example of Choate taking a photograph of another photograph. Previous cataloging says she is wearing an elk-tooth dress, blanket, and dentalium shell earrings.
Portrait of a group of visiting chiefs with some white men and one male student. The Cumberland County Historical Society's cataloging says they are Sac and Fox chiefs.
Studio portrait of Red Shirt, a Sioux chief.
The Cumberland County Historical Society has two copies of this image: PA-CH1-019c and CS-CH-108.
The caption reads: Cheyenne Chief (Manemic) one of Florida prisoners
The handwritten note on the reverse side reads: Minimic Chief of Comanche Indians from a painting by J. Wells Champney, at Ft Marion, Florida
Format: Photograph, Reproduction
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Studio portrait of three unidentified male students; two are wearing school uniforms.
Studio portrait of Hugh (Running Horse) wearing school uniform.
Studio portrait of Sheldon Jackson (left), Harvey Townsend (center), and John Shields (right), all wearing native clothing.
Studio portrait of an unidentified male student wearing school uniform.
Format: Glass Plate Negative
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Studio portrait of Nancy Renville and Justine La Framboise, both wearing school-issued print dresses.
Studio portrait of Frank Cushing (standing at left), Taylor Ealy (standing at right), Mary Ealy (seated in swing at left), and Jennie Hammaker (seated at right), all dressed in school uniforms.
Studio portrait of teacher Mary Hyde and eight female students. The students are: Ann Laura (back left), Hattie Long Wolf (back middle), Rebecca Big Star (back right), Alice Wynn (middle row left), Grace Cook (middle row right), Mabel Doanmoe (bottom left), Stella Berht (bottom center), and Ruth (Looking Woman) (bottom right). The girls all appear to be wearing school uniforms.
Note: The Cumberland County Historical Society has seven copies of this image: CS-CH-076.1-.5, PA-CH1-021b, and 13-14-01.
View of the exterior of the school workshops with male students, one with a bicycle, in front of them.
Studio portrait of (back row, left to right): David (Kills Without Wounding), Nathan (Ear), Pollock Spotted Tail; and (front row, left to right): Marshall (Marshall Bad Milk), and Hugh (Running Horse). All are wearing school uniforms.
Portrait of five Sioux chiefs posed with two white interpreters on the steps of the bandstand on the school grounds. The chiefs are Black Crow, Two Strike, White Thunder, Spotted Tail, and Iron Wing. The interpreters are Louis Robideau and Charles Tackett.
Note: The Cumberland County Historical Society has two copies of this image: PA-CH1-076c and CS-CH-086.
Studio portrait of Son of the Star, an Arickaree Chief, also known as Santa Fe Star.
The Cumberland County Historical Society has four copies of this image: PA-CH1-018a, CS-CH-031.1-.2, and 12-11-01.