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Emily Pauline Johnson (Tekahionwake), 1861-1913


Emily Pauline Johnson was born at Six Nations Reserve, near Brantford, Ontario, Canada and died of cancer in 1913 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.She is remembered as an early voice of Native American concerns in Canada. She was well known for poetry and performing. In 1894 she travelled to England to have her first poetry collection “The White Wampum” published. She also attended Brantford Collegiate, Brantford, Ontario, 1875-77. She was the first Native Canadian poet.

Awards and Honors

Prize for fiction by Dominion Magazine for “A Red Girl’s Reasoning,” 1892


Online resources by or about Emily Pauline Johnson:

Canadian Poetry Archive – Emily Pauline Johnson
Author: The National Library of Canada.
Type: authorbio
Description: Photo and biography of Johnson, written by Catherine Hobbs of the Canadian Literature Research Service. Includes list of Selected Works.

URL: http://www.nlc-bnc.ca/canvers/bios/ejohnson.htm

Emily Pauline Johnson
Author: Cristi L. Cota
Type: authorbio
Description: This page is part of a series from Voices from the Gaps: Women Writers of Color produced by the Department of English and Programs in American Studies at the University of Minnesota. Included is an in-depth biography, selected bibliography and related links.

URL: http://voices.cla.umn.edu/authors/EmilyPaulineJohnson.html

Flint and Feather
Author: Emily Pauline Johnson
Type: etext
Description: Complete text of all the poems from the anthology Flint and Feather, including the poems from The White Wampum and CanadianBorn, as well as other miscellaneous poems. (From the National Library of Canada’s Canadian Poetry Archive).

URL: http://www.nlc-bnc.ca/canvers-bin/entry?entry_nbr=519&l=0&page_rows=10&clctn_nbr=1

The Pauline Johnson Archive
Author: McMaster University
Type: authorbio
Description: This is an Archive focused especially on Pauline Johnson. It includes biographical and book information. There is also
an archive.

URL: http://www.humanities.mcmaster.ca/~pjohnson/mock.html

Pauline Johnson Writings
Author: Charlotte Stewart, McMaster University
Type: etext
Description: Includes online poetry, journalism, fiction samples, fan letters and reviews of Pauline Johnson’s work.

URL: http://www.humanities.mcmaster.ca/~pjohnson/writings.html

Books by Emily Pauline Johnson:

Johnson, Emily Pauline. Canadian Born
Toronto : Morang, 1903.
Genre: Poetry
Audience: Adult

Johnson, Emily Pauline. Flint and feather: the complete poems of E. Pauline Johnson
Toronto : Hodder and Stoughton, 1969.
Genre: Poetry
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 0340147229

Johnson, Emily Pauline. Legends of Vancouver
Toronto : McClelland, Goodchild & Stewart, 1911.
Genre: Folklore
Audience: All Ages

Johnson, Emily Pauline. The moccasin maker
Tucson : University of Arizona Press, 1987.
Genre: Fiction
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 0816509107

Johnson, Emily Pauline. The white wampum
London : John Lane, 1895.
Genre: Poetry
Audience: Adult

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