Carlisle Indian School Students

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This data collection helps to identify students who attended the Carlisle Indian School from 1879 to 1918. Data were collected from periodical publications in the Carlisle Indian Industrial School (CIIS) archive, such as The School News, The Red Man, The Indian Craftsman, and The Morning Star. Many of these publications are now available online in the Carlisle Indian School Digital Resource Center.


The spreadsheet contains about 12,000 rows/records. Some Carlisle Indian School students are mentioned many times (Jim Thorpe, for example), while others may never appear in the publications of the school.

Because the data was collected by many college students over many years, the quality and accuracy may vary. Student names often vary in spelling (which may originate from spelling variations in the publications), nicknames are sometimes used, and periodical titles are sometimes recorded in various forms.