Document gives reason for enrollment as "Do not have the funds to go away to some public high school."
Wilbur J. Swallow, age 18, applies to enter grade 9. Application mentions his father, William Swallow, owns 640 acres of land and works as a farmer, and his mother, Helen Swallow, works as a housewife. Application also lists Wilbur’s skills and interests include auto mechanics, business, and carpentry.
Application for Enrollment at Genoa for Wilbur J. Swallow, 17 Aug. 1929; Folder: Swallow, Wilbur 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.