• Description:

    Group portrait of Chiricahua Apache boys and girls, four months after arriving at Carlisle Indian School. Back row (L to R): Hugh Chee, Frederick Eskelsejah (Fred' k Eskelsijah), Clement Seanilzay, Samson Noran, Ernest Hogee. Middle row: Margaret Y. Nadasthilah. Front row (L to R): Humphrey Escharzay, Beatrice Kiahtel, Janette Pahgostatum, Bishop Eatennah, Basil Ekarden.

  • Culture/People:

    Chiricahua Apache

  • Date created:

    March 1887

  • Photographer:

    John Nicholas Choate (J.N. Choate), Non-Indian, ca. 1850-1902

  • Place:

    Carlisle Indian School; Carlisle; Cumberland County; Pennsylvania; USA

  • Format/Object name:

    Albumen print

  • Collection History/Provenance:

    Between 1879 and 1902, J.N. Choate worked as a commercial photographer in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and was commissioned to photograph students at the Carlisle Indian School. During that period, he often photographed students' visiting family members as well. This print was formerly in the collection of General Nelson A. Miles (1839-1925, U.S. Army); inherited by his children, Cecelia Miles Reber (Mrs. Samuel K. Reber, 1869-1952) and Major Sherman Miles (1882-1966); donated to MAI in 1925.

  • Dimensions:

    6 x 8 in.

  • Catalog number:

    P06859

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