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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 American Indian to gain fame as a dancer and vocalist.

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