Document gives reason for enrollment as "Am not very bright in studies and wish to learn a trade and take up athletics in which I am very good."
Walter F. Means, age 17, applies to enter grade 9. Application mentions his father, E.B. Means, is a clerk by trade, and his mother, Nellie A. Means, works as a housewife. Application also lists Walter’s skills and interests include auto mechanics, welding, baseball and basket ball.
Application for Enrollment at Genoa for Walter Means, 20 Sept. 1932; Folder: Means, Walter F.; 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.