Esther Louise Georgette Deer

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Esther Louise Georgette Deer (c. 1891 – 1992) was a Native American dancer and singer.[1][2] She was of the Mohawk tribe.[3] She performed under the name Princess White Deer as part of The Famous Deer Brothers, a family stage act, which toured the United States, Europe and South Africa.[1] She returned to America as the country was preparing to enter World War I, and participated in war bond rallies, where she was noticed by Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr..[4] She joined his Ziegfeld Follies, and became one of its principal artists.[4] She also lobbied to have the rights of Native Americans recognized in America.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "National Portrait Gallery - Person - Princess White Deer (Esther Louise Georgette Deer)". Retrieved 2015-08-14.
  2. ^ Carl Benn (2009). Mohawks on the Nile: Natives Among the Canadian Voyageurs in Egypt, 1884-1885. Dundurn. pp. 104–. ISBN 978-1-55002-867-6.
  3. ^ Jane Nicholas (11 March 2015). The Modern Girl: Feminine Modernities, the Body, and Commodities in the 1920s. University of Toronto Press. pp. 119–. ISBN 978-1-4426-2604-1.
  4. ^ a b Lynda Lee Jessup (1 February 2015). Antimodernism and Artistic Experience: Policing the Boundaries of Modernity. University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division. pp. 50–. ISBN 978-1-4426-5566-9.

Further reading[edit]

Galperin, Patricia O. (2013-09-17). In Search of Princess White Deer: The Biography of Esther Deer (First ed.). Sparta, NJ: Flint and Feather Press. ISBN 9780989787703.

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