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Princess White Deer. Performed in the 1927 Ziegfeld 9 O’Clock Frolic. According to the theatre program, she also performed in the Ziegfeld Midnight Frolic of April 1921. Born Esther Louise Georgette Deer of Chief James Deer and Georgette Osborne Deer (Iroquois Tribe, Mohawk - Akwesasne people of the St. Lawrence Seaway region) in 1891. She is now called the first Native American to gain fame as a dancer and vocalist.
Although we are in different boats, you in your boat and we in our canoe, we share the same river. -Chief Oren Lyons, Faithkeeper of the Turtle Clan of the Seneca Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy via She Sings to the Stars
On Oct. 21, 2012, Sister Kateri Tekakwitha (Mohawk-Algonquin), also known as Lily of the Mohawks, will be canonized at the Vatican in Rome, Italy, by Pope Benedict XVI. The event is an important one for Native Americans as Kateri will become America’s first indigenous saint - Joanne Shenandoah, of the Wolf Clan, Oneida, Iroquois Confederacy, and the Shenandoah Trio, which features her daughter Leah and sister Diana, have been invited to perform at the ceremony
Tobacco Bag 1700–1721 Geography: United States, Great Lakes Culture: Great Lakes, probably Ojibwa Medium: Native-tanned leather, pigment, porcupine quills, metal cones, deer hair