Application for Enrollment at Genoa for Melva Meeks, 10 Sept. 1919
Summary:Document gives reason for enrollment as "the father of this child is worthless, its mother is dead, the public school at the agency is crowded to capacity, and the child would not receive an education without assistance of the government."
Melva Meeks, age 8, applies to enter Genoa for 5 years. Application mentions that her father, Lewis Meeks, is living and her mother, Annie Meeks, is deceased.
Citation:Application for Enrollment at Genoa for Melva Meeks, 10 Sept. 1919; Meeks, Melba, 1; Entry 73, Student Case Records of the Genoa Boarding School, 1917-1933 (NAID 1557277); Bureau of Indian Affairs, Wind River Agency; Record Group 75; National Archives and Records Administration—Denver.