Emily Pauline Johnson [Tekahionwake] (10 March 1861 – 7 March 1913 / Chiefswood, Ontario)
Emily Pauline Johnson (also known in Mohawk as Tekahionwake –pronounced: dageh-eeon-wageh, literally: 'double-life'), commonly known as E. Pauline Johnson or just Pauline Johnson, was a Canadian writer and performer popular in the late 19th century. Johnson was notable for her poems and performances that celebrated her First Nations heritage; her father was a Mohawk chief of mixed ancestry, and her mother an English immigrant. One such poem is the frequently anthologized "The Song My Paddle Sings".
Her poetry was published in Canada, the United States and Great Britain. Johnson was one of a generation of widely read writers who began to define a Canadian literature. While her ... more »
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- A prodigal
- A toast
- An etching
- And He Said, Fight On
- As red men die
- At crow's nest pass
- At half-mast
- At husking time
- At sunset
- Autumn's orchestra
- Beyond the blue
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