Document gives reason for enrollment as "This boy has no home and lives with relatives frist on Pine Ridge and then on Rosebud Reservations. Parents both dead."
Chauncy Short Bull, age 16, applies to enter grade 4. Application mentions his father, Bryon Short Bull, and his mother, Nellie Short Bull, are both deceased. Application also lists Chauncy’s skills and interests include auto mechanics, carpentry, and dairying.
Application for Enrollment at Genoa for Chauncy Short Bull, 16 Sept. 1929; Folder: Short Bull, Chauncey 1929-1930, Box 1153; Case Files of Pine Ridge Students Attending Genoa Indian School, ca. 1913 - ca. 1933; Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs Department of the Interior, Office of Indian Affairs, NAID 1154495; Record Group 75; National Archives and Records Administration—Kansas City.