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  • Shari Lynne Hawkins

    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 Indian to gain fame as a dancer and vocalist.

  • Dawn Stauss

    Mohawk indian princess... like me!!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.

  • Claudia Sherman

    Esther Louise Georgette Deer, Iroquois (Mohawk), ca. 1921. Deer was a performer who went by the stage name of Princess White Deer as part of the family act "The Famous Deer Brothers," which toured the United States, Europe and South Africa. During World War I, and at least until 1927, Deer performed as part of the Ziegfeld Follies in New York. She was also involved in lobbying for the recognition of the rights for Native Americans in the U.S.

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