"One of the well-known DeCorahs was Chief Little DeCorah. He had a boy named David Too Tall DeCorah, who had a daughter called Angel DeCorah, who was the first Winnebago educator and artist." (Smith, 206)
Angel DeCora says in her autobiography: "I was born in a wigwam, of Indian parents. My father was the fourth son of the hereditary chief of the Winnebagoes.
"David (Tall) DeCora was Angel's father and the fourth son of Little DeCora." (McAnulty, 144)
He married Elizabeth LaMere, the eldest daughter of Oliver LaMere.
"My mother, in her childhood, had had a little training in a convent, but when she married my father she gave up all her foreign training and made a good, industrious Indian wife. During the summers we lived on the Reservation, my mother cultivating her garden and my father playing the chief's son." (Angel DeCora, Autobiography)
In 1911, David had two adjacent parcels of land, 37 and 40 acres, in Wittenburg Township, Shawano County, Wisconsin, located in the N½ SW¼ of Section 30, Township 37 N, Range 11 E. (Land Ownership Maps)
"He died in July of 1888, never having achieved the leading role in the tribe that was his by birthright." (McAnulty, 144) In fact, as is shown in the 1910 Indian census, he was still alive as of that date, living among the Ojibway in St. Louis County, Minnesota.
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