Document gives reason for enrollment as "Because it is better to be in school away from the reservation & show them that I had education."
Kenneth DeCora, age 18, applies to enter grade 11. Application mentions his father, William DeCora, who works as a farmer, and his mother, Eliza White Hawk. Application also lists Kenneth’s skills and interests include working with swine and dairy as well as playing the piano.
Application for Enrollment at Genoa for Kenneth Decora, 31 May 1932; Folder: Applications 1932, Box 1, Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs Department of the Interior. Office of Indian Affairs. Winnebago Agency. School Subject Correspondence, 1921-1935; Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs Department of the Interior, Office of Indian Affairs, NAID 6094120; Record Group 75; National Archives and Records Administration—Kansas City.