Document gives reason for enrollment as "Because I do not live near a high school."
Ellen Tyon, age 16, applies to enter grade 10. Application mentions her father, Oliver Tyon, owns 320 acres of land and works as a farmer, and her mother, Lucy Tyon, owns 320 acres of land and works as a housewife. Application also lists Ellen’s skills and interests include business, home economics, nursing, school kitchen, operetta, and basketball.
Application for Enrollment at Genoa for Ellen Tyon, 17 Aug. 1932; Folder: Tyon, Ellen, 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.