Princess White Deer: A Woman, a Mohawk, and a Legend

Sparta Historical Society features Esther Deer, known as Princess White Deer, the grand-daughter of a hereditary chief, and the most successful and talented Mohawk entertainer.  With a career that spans from Wild West Shows to the Russian stage to Vaudeville, Ziegfeld, and to the footpaths of Broadway, Esther Deer was a remarkable and fascinating modern career woman for any century.  The Van Kirk Homestead fall exhibit will display an intimate look at her life, career, and activism of Native and American causes.  Open from 1-4pm with 2pm talk.

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  1. Sparta Historical Society
  2. 973-726-0883
  3. spartahistoricalsocnj@gmail.com
Sun, October 22
1:00 pm — 4:00 pm
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Sparta Historical Society features Esther Deer, known as Princess White Deer, the grand-daughter of a hereditary chief, and the most successful and talented Mohawk entertainer. With a career that spans from Wild West Shows to the Russian stage to Vaudeville, Ziegfeld, and to the footpaths of Broadway, Esther Deer was a remarkable and fascinating modern career woman for any century. The Van Kirk ...

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Rubino stopped the beige Nissan Maxima driven by Joseph Colon, on Main Street across from Sparta Police Department headquarters.  ...

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Thank you District 24 Voters

November 19, 2017

Dear Editor:

We would like to thank the voters of the 24th Legislative District for the trust they have placed in us through our election to the State Legislature.  It was a hard fought campaign and we thank all of those who participated in the electoral process.

With the campaigning over, we are getting right back to work to address such critical issues as the high cost of property ...

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The Braves returned to the field where they suffered a 63-12 loss to Westwood in the North 1, Group 2 semis in 2013, but this is a far ...

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A former North Jersey ...

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Krogh’s Annual Turkey Trot 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run Benefiting Sparta Public Schools

23 White Deer ...

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