PRINCESS WHITE DEER BOOK SIGNING/ AUTHOR TALK
Esther Deer, known on the stage as Princess White Deer, was a beautiful and talented third-generation Mohawk entertainer and the granddaughter of Chief John Running Deer, a hereditary chief and last keeper of the Akwesasne Wolf Belt. Considered one of the most beautiful women in the world, her name soon graced marquees across the country as she performed alongside Will Rogers, Eddie Cantor, George M. Cohan, Harry Houdini, W.C. Fields, and George Gershwin in Ziegfeld shows and four Broadway musicals. Never losing touch with her heritage, Deer was proud to dedicate the New Jersey lake community known as Lake Mohawk to the Mohawk people; a plaza there was named in her honor. Taking up where her father left off, she was an activist for Mohawk and Native causes until her death at age 100.
Patricia O. Galperin lives with her husband, Allan, and their parrot, Abelard, in a log cabin nestled in the hills surrounding Lake Mohawk in Sparta, New Jersey. She works as a corporate paralegal for a global consumer electronics company. In the process of bringing this story to light, she has discovered her affinity for the Native people. She visits the Mohawk reservation Kahnawake often and attends its annual powwow. Ten percent of the proceeds from the sale of this book will benefit the Akwesasne Cultural Center Museum and Kanien’kehá: ka Onkwawén:na Raotitióhkwa Language and Cultural Center.
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