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John N. Choate photographs of Carlisle Indian School, circa 1879-1902

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Creator:
Choate, J. N (John N.) 1848-1902
Subject:
United States Indian School (Carlisle, Pa.)
Dickinson College
Physical description:
circa 1200 glass negatives
16 copper printing plates
Culture:
Indians of North America
Type:
Photographs
Collection descriptions
Date:
1879
circa 1879-1902
Notes:
John N. Choate (1848-1902) was a commercial photographer in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. The United States opened its first non-reservation government-supported school there in 1879 under the supervision of Lt. Richard Henry Pratt. Choate photographed almost every student upon arrival and during their school career, as well as school activities, staff, and visiting chiefs and families. Choate remained the primary photographer for the Carlisle Indian School until his death in 1902.
Summary:
Photographs by John N. Choate documenting the United States Indian School in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. The images include studio portraits of students, parents, and other visitors, as well as interior and exterior images of the school, buildings, and classrooms. Some photographs were probably made by other photographers and possibly collected by Choate. These include images of Dickinson College, the [Mount Holly?] Brick Works, downtown Carlisle, Carlisle residences and farms, national guard troops, a military expedition, and some portraits. Some of the photographs were made by other photographers and perhaps collected by Choate. A few copper plates prepared for publications are also included in the collection.
Cite as:
Photo lot 81-12, John N. Choate photographs of Carlisle Indian School, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Local number:
NAA Photo Lot 81-12
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John N. Choate photographs of Carlisle Indian School circa 1879-1902
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National Anthropological Archives

Lieut Richard Henry Pratt, Founder of Carlisle Indian School, with Longstretch Sisters (Non-Native Women) and Chief Spotted Tail, at Bandstand 1880

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Creator:
Choate, John N of Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Physical description:
1 gelatin glass negative 007 in x 009 in
Culture:
Dakota Brule
Indians of North America Great Plains
Brulé Indians
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1880
Cite as:
Photo Lot 81-12 06820000, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Local number:
NAA INV 06820000
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John N. Choate photographs of Carlisle Indian School circa 1879-1902
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National Anthropological Archives

Carlisle Students in School Uniform 1879

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Creator:
Choate, John N of Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Physical description:
1 gelatin glass negative 007 in x 009 in
Culture:
Dakota Brule (identification uncertain)
Indians of North America Great Plains
Brulé Indians
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1879
Cite as:
Photo Lot 81-12 06841500, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Local number:
NAA INV 06841500
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John N. Choate photographs of Carlisle Indian School circa 1879-1902
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National Anthropological Archives

J. E. Feather, Carlisle Student in School Uniform OCT 1888

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Creator:
Choate, John N of Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Physical description:
1 gelatin glass negative 005 in x 007 in
Culture:
Dakota Brule
Indians of North America Great Plains
Brulé Indians
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1888
OCT 1888
Cite as:
Photo Lot 81-12 06916500, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Local number:
NAA INV 06916500
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John N. Choate photographs of Carlisle Indian School circa 1879-1902
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National Anthropological Archives

Notes on Algonquian languages collected by Truman Michelson at Carlisle Indian Industrial School, 1911-1912

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Creator:
Michelson, Truman 1879-1938
Belgarde, Mary
Groesbeck, Bruce
Allen, Grover
Kachicum, Louise
Azure, Patrick
Masta, Flora
Morse, Dorothy
Subject:
United States Indian School (Carlisle, Pa.)
Physical description:
43 pages
Culture:
Indians of North America Northeast
Indians of North America Great Plains
Algonquian Indians
Cree Indians
Ojibwa Indians
Arapaho Indians
Abenaki Indians
Kickapoo Indians
Potawatomi Indians
Menominee Indians
Type:
Field notes
Collection descriptions
Vocabulary
Date:
1911
1911-1912
Summary:
Truman Michelson's handwritten linguistic notes on various Algonquian languages from his work with students at Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania during the winter of 1911-1912. The notes include information about the students he worked with, vocabulary, grammar, and an Arapaho text. Mary Belgarde and Patrick Azure provided information on Turtle Mountain Chippewa (which Michelson determined is Cree); Dorothy Morse on Northern Chippewa (near Duluth); Flora Masta on Abenaki; Grover Allen (a Kickapoo) on Potawatomi; Louise Kitchikum (likely Kachicum) on Menominee; and Bruce Groesbeck on Northern Arapaho.
Cite as:
Manuscript 2703, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
Cree language
Ojibwa language
Abenaki language
Potawatomi language
Menominee language
Language and languages--Documentation
Linguistics
Local number:
NAA MS 2703
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Numbered manuscripts 1850s-1980s (some earlier)
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National Anthropological Archives
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Portrait of David, Nathan, Pollack, Marshall, and Hugh (Spotted Tail's Grandson); All Students in School Uniform 1879

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Creator:
Choate, John N of Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Physical description:
1 gelatin glass negative 007 in x 009 in
Culture:
Dakota Brule
Indians of North America Great Plains
Brulé Indians
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1879
Cite as:
Photo Lot 81-12 06814900, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Local number:
NAA INV 06814900
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John N. Choate photographs of Carlisle Indian School circa 1879-1902
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National Anthropological Archives

Portrait of Jessie Paelel, Charlie Wolf,? John, Dollie Sould, Rebecca and Lillie Wolf, Students, in School Uniform 1879

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Creator:
Choate, John N of Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Physical description:
1 gelatin glass negative 007 in x 009 in
Culture:
Nez Percé Indians
Indians of North America Plateau
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1879
Cite as:
Photo Lot 81-12 06859600, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Local number:
NAA INV 06859600
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John N. Choate photographs of Carlisle Indian School circa 1879-1902
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National Anthropological Archives

Portrait of Harriet Mary Elder 1879

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Creator:
Choate, John N of Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Physical description:
1 gelatin glass negative 005 in x 007 in
Culture:
Nez Percé Indians
Indians of North America Plateau
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1879
Cite as:
Photo Lot 81-12 06817700, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Local number:
NAA INV 06817700
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John N. Choate photographs of Carlisle Indian School circa 1879-1902
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National Anthropological Archives

Portrait of Group of Girls 1879

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Creator:
Choate, John N of Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Physical description:
1 gelatin glass negative 007 in x 009 in
Culture:
Dakota Indians
Kiowa Indians
Nez Percé Indians
Indians of North America Great Plains
Indians of North America Plateau
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1879
Summary:
Alice Lone Bear, Rebecca, Kissetta Lopan, Mabel, and Harriet, All in School Uniform
Cite as:
Photo Lot 81-12 06810900, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Local number:
NAA INV 06810900
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John N. Choate photographs of Carlisle Indian School circa 1879-1902
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National Anthropological Archives

Portrait of Chief Spotted Tail in Partial Native Dress and With Cane 1880

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Creator:
Choate, John N of Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Physical description:
1 gelatin glass negative 006 in x 008 in
Culture:
Dakota Brule
Indians of North America Great Plains
Brulé Indians
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1880
Cite as:
Photo Lot 81-12 06809100, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Local number:
NAA INV 06809100
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John N. Choate photographs of Carlisle Indian School circa 1879-1902
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National Anthropological Archives

Chief Spotted Tail and Chief Iron Wing, Both in Native Dress and with Hair Pipe Ornaments, Pipe, and Fur Bag 1880

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Creator:
Choate, John N of Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Physical description:
1 gelatin glass negative 005 in x 007 in
Culture:
Dakota Brule
Indians of North America Great Plains
Brulé Indians
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1880
Cite as:
Photo Lot 81-12 06825300, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Local number:
NAA INV 06825300
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John N. Choate photographs of Carlisle Indian School circa 1879-1902
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National Anthropological Archives

Chief Spotted Tail in Native Dress with Fur Wrapped Braids and Hair-Pipe Breast-Plate 1879

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Creator:
Choate, John N of Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Physical description:
1 gelatin glass negative 004 in x 005 in
Culture:
Dakota Brule
Indians of North America Great Plains
Brulé Indians
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1879
Cite as:
Photo Lot 81-12 06826000, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Local number:
NAA INV 06826000
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John N. Choate photographs of Carlisle Indian School circa 1879-1902
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National Anthropological Archives

Chief Spotted Tail in Partial Costume And with Fur-Wrapped Braid and Hair Pipe Breastplate 1879

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Creator:
Choate, John N of Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Physical description:
1 gelatin glass negative 004 in x 005 in
Culture:
Dakota Brule
Indians of North America Great Plains
Brulé Indians
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1879
Cite as:
Photo Lot 81-12 06837100, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Local number:
NAA INV 06837100
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John N. Choate photographs of Carlisle Indian School circa 1879-1902
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National Anthropological Archives

Photo of Portrait of Chief Spotted Tail and Chief Iron Wing, Both in Native Dress and with Hairpipe Ornaments, Fur-Wrapped Braids, Pipe, and Fur Bag 1879

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Creator:
Choate, John N of Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Physical description:
1 gelatin glass negative 004 in x 005 in
Culture:
Dakota Brule
Indians of North America Great Plains
Brulé Indians
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1879
Cite as:
Photo Lot 81-12 06837300, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Local number:
NAA INV 06837300
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John N. Choate photographs of Carlisle Indian School circa 1879-1902
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National Anthropological Archives

Rosa White Thunder Wearing Elk-Tooth Dress and Dentalium Shell Earrings n.d

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Physical description:
1 gelatin glass negative 008 in x 010 in
Culture:
Dakota Brule
Indians of North America Great Plains
Brulé Indians
Type:
Photographs
Date:
nd
Cite as:
Photo Lot 81-12 06903600, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Local number:
NAA INV 06903600
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John N. Choate photographs of Carlisle Indian School circa 1879-1902
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Photo of Portrait of Rose White Thunder, Wearing Elk-Tooth Dress and Dentalium Shell Earrings n.d

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Physical description:
1 gelatin glass negative 006 in x 008 in
Culture:
Dakota Brule
Indians of North America Great Plains
Brulé Indians
Type:
Photographs
Date:
nd
Cite as:
Photo Lot 81-12 06907900, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Local number:
NAA INV 06907900
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John N. Choate photographs of Carlisle Indian School circa 1879-1902
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National Anthropological Archives

John N. Choate photographs of Carlisle School students, circa 1879-1902

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Creator:
Choate, J. N (John N.) 1848-1902
Photographer:
Truscott, Charles
Subject:
United States Indian School (Carlisle, Pa.)
Physical description:
30 mounted prints : albumen (includes boudoir cards, cabinet cards, and cartes de visite)
Culture:
Gros Ventre Indians (Montana)
San Felipe
Crow Indians
Omaha Indians
Pawnee Indians
Ponca Indians
Indians of North America Great Plains
Indians of North America Southwest, New
Type:
Photographs
Collection descriptions
Studio portraits
Cabinet photographs
Cartes-de-visite
Date:
circa 1879-1902
Notes:
John N. Choate (1848-1902) was a commercial photographer in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. The United States opened its first non-reservation government-supported school there in 1879 under the supervision of Lt. Richard Henry Pratt. From the opening of the Carlisle Indian School, Choate began photographing almost every student upon arrival and during their school career, as well as school activities, staff, and visiting chiefs and families. Choate remained the primary photographer for the Carlisle Indian School until his death in 1902.
Summary:
Photographs depicting students in the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania, many with handwritten notation identifying pictured individuals. Included are individual and group portraits showing Crow, Gros Ventre, Iowa, Omaha, Pawnee, Ponca, and San Felipe students. There are also some images of Carlisle School buildings, and one of a parade, made by Philadelphia photographer Charles Truscott.
Cite as:
Photo lot 73-8, John N. Choate photographs of Carlisle School students, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
Schools--American Indian
Local number:
NAA Photo Lot 73-8
NAA MS 4778
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John N. Choate photographs of Carlisle School students circa 1879-1902
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National Anthropological Archives

Girl's Clothing Set: Dress

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Donor Name:
Capt. Richard H. Pratt
Culture:
Sioux
: Brule Lakota
Sioux
: Teton (Lakota)
Object Type:
Dress
Place:
Carlisle Indian Industrial School, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, United States, North America
Accession Date:
2 May 1885
Specimen Count:
1
Notes:
From card: "Made of blue flannel. Consists of skirt [word "skirt" is struck through], belt, 2 ear-rings & brass [word "brass" is struck through] shell necklace. Blue stroud dress. completly decorated on yoke with multiple rows of elk teeth. Illus.: [Handbook of] N. Amer. Ind., Vol. 4, Fig. 2 right, p. 399. From Acc. Papers: "Dear Sir, A few months since you desired me to get a few Indian dresses for you No pupils having native suits have arrived since, but I find a girls suit in the hnads of Rosa White Thunder who came two years ago. It is extra fine. She is the daughte of White Thunder who was chief of the Waz aza Sioux and killed by young Spotted Tail a year ago. The suit consists of a dress of blue strouding ornamented with about 400 elk teeth, a wampum shell necklace and long ear pendants of the same [sic, appear to be dentalium shells, or at least those in the earrings are, rather than wampum], and a broad belt covered with brass knob tacks. They value these things highly. She thought she ought to have $50 but consents to take $40. I can send it down if you desire. Respectfully, R. H. Pratt Capt & Supt See photos 76352-3 (T - Archives) Acc 16331".
Ledger book and accession record indicate this was a set consisting of "skirt" (a.k.a. elk tooth dress made of "blue flannel" or stroud cloth), belt, long earrings, and shell necklace, but as of 2009, only the dress and belt are still found in the collection. The earrings and necklace have not been located in the collections.
The National Anthropological Archives has photos of Rosa White Thunder where she appears to be wearing the clothing in this donation. See for example NAA INV 06907900 in Photo Lot 81-12 and BAE GN SI 8384.
Record Last Modified:
16 Jun 2015
Topic:
Ethnology
Accession Number:
015995
USNM Number:
E76240-1
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NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
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Girl's Clothing Set: Belt

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Donor Name:
Capt. Richard H. Pratt
Culture:
Sioux
: Brule Lakota
Sioux
: Teton (Lakota)
Object Type:
Belt
Place:
Carlisle Indian Industrial School, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, United States, North America
Accession Date:
2 May 1885
Specimen Count:
1
Notes:
From card: "Made of blue flannel. Consists of skirt [word "skirt" is struck through], belt, 2 ear-rings & brass [word "brass" is struck through] shell necklace. Blue stroud dress. completly decorated on yoke with multiple rows of elk teeth. Illus.: [Handbook of] N. Amer. Ind., Vol. 4, Fig. 2 right, p. 399. From Acc. Papers: "Dear Sir, A few months since you desired me to get a few Indian dresses for you No pupils having native suits have arrived since, but I find a girls suit in the hnads of Rosa White Thunder who came two years ago. It is extra fine. She is the daughte of White Thunder who was chief of the Waz aza Sioux and killed by young Spotted Tail a year ago. The suit consists of a dress of blue strouding ornamented with about 400 elk teeth, a wampum shell necklace and long ear pendants of the same [sic, appear to be dentalium shells, or at least those in the earrings are, rather than wampum], and a broad belt covered with brass knob tacks. They value these things highly. She thought she ought to have $50 but consents to take $40. I can send it down if you desire. Respectfully, R. H. Pratt Capt & Supt See photos 76352-3 (T - Archives) Acc 16331".
Ledger book and accession record indicate this was a set consisting of "skirt" (a.k.a. elk tooth dress made of "blue flannel" or stroud cloth), belt, long earrings, and shell necklace, but as of 2009, only the dress and belt are still found in the collection. The earrings and necklace have not been located in the collections.
The National Anthropological Archives has photos of Rosa White Thunder where she appears to be wearing the clothing in this donation. See for example NAA INV 06907900 in Photo Lot 81-12 and BAE GN SI 8384.
Record Last Modified:
16 Jun 2015
Topic:
Ethnology
Accession Number:
015995
USNM Number:
E76240-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
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Group of Children from Arizona and Fort Marion, Florida, in Native Dress, Upon Arrival at School n.d

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Physical description:
1 photoprint 007 in x 007 in mounted on 010 in x 008 in
Culture:
Apache Indians
Indians of North America Southwest, New
Type:
Photographs
Date:
nd
Cite as:
Photo Lot 24 SPC Sw Apache No # Group Portraits 02089900, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Local number:
NAA INV 02089900
OPPS NEG SI 45987A
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Photographs of American Indians and Other Subjects 1840s-1960s
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National Anthropological Archives
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